Spring time is right around the corner and it’s time to get ready to clean and organize again. This can actually be a fun time to find your home again. Reorganize it and find a refreshing new pattern for your home structure. You can dig through boxes you’ve saved for years, finding old items you can make new again. You may stumble across lost paperwork and photo memories. Having time this spring to really go through everything and reorganize for a new season can be a lot of fun. It can also seem a little overwhelming. It is good to take your time when organizing your home this spring. You can tackle spring cleaning one room at a time or one task at a time or even one box at a time. Depending on how many other demands you have on your schedule, it is best to go at your own pace and celebrate each organizational accomplishment as they happen (even if it is one box a day). Organizing your home is really specific to your life and your needs. Here are 6 helpful tips to help you get started with your spring cleaning projects this year.
- Drawers: Desk, dresser and kitchen drawers are a great place to store and organize items. The only problem is once these items are out of sight they tend to become forgotten. This can lead to drawers that are overflowing and unorganized. The trick is to keep each drawer designated for a specific type of item and to organize it accordingly with space dividers.
- Surfaces: Flat surfaces in your house tend to quickly become cluttered and messy. The best way to organize these spaces is to designate places for items like mail, keys, jewelry and purses. Having a drop box for mail when you enter your home is a great way to keep it organized. Placing a hook for keys by the entry way will keep you from searching for them. Find what works best for you and implement it within your home.
- Toys: Toys seem to multiply and reappear all over your home. It is great to start at a young age and teach your children that there is a designated area, whether a toy box or closet, where these toys belong and must return to at the end of the day.
- Memories: Over the years, we create a lot of memories. We store items like photos, artwork and letters for years to look at every so often. These are great moments to look back on and reminisce. The only problem is we tend to collect them and not organize them so we cannot find them later. When you print photos try to make sure you find time to immediately put them into a photo book, scrapbook or photo box. Keep all of your children’s art work in three ring binders or a specific box or tote.
- Kitchen: The whole family tends to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking, eating and cleaning. It is essential to have this space organized to your needs. Designate each section of your kitchen as if they were different stations for projects each drawer should have similar items and be in a good area to complete cooking tasks. For example, oven mitts should be stored by the stove.
- Bathrooms: This area of the home is used frequently and can become unorganized very quickly. Keeping each area of this room organized is important. Keep medicines high away from children’s reach. Add extra shelving to your bathtub for children’s toys and shampoo.
Taking these steps to organize your home will add to the overall feeling of a fresh start this spring. Once you’ve conquered the organization and minimization of items in your home, it may be time to take a closer look at the structure that contains all these things. If you notice that your home is in need of new windows, sidings or doors, Window Nation is here to help! Call us today to learn more about our services.