Your Guide to Getting Your Home Organized This Spring!
Spring is the time of year to flourish! We want to help your home flourish!
Kick off Spring 2014 by taking back your home from the clutter that’s accumulated. Organize your way to more space in your home, more peace of mind, more relaxation when you walk in the door, and more time (now that you’re not wasting time looking for something that’s out of place). The best way to keep your home organized is to find out what works best for you. Below are our suggestions. We also recommend breaking up the list by doing one area of the house per day, rather than all at once so you won’t get overwhelmed.
Spring Organization Checklist:
- Coat closet / Entry way
- Hang everything and find hooks for things like purses and camera bags.
- If you have the space, designate drawers, hooks, or cubbies for shoes, keys, and mail.
- Living Room
- Ready to tackle your 2014 reading list? If you’re low on bookshelf space, box up and put away the books you’ve finished last year, and only display the books you’re planning to read next.
- Retire outdated magazines from your coffee table or magazine racks by recycling them or selling them (most places that buy books will also buy your old magazines).
- Take inventory on anything that has broken and replace it.
- Discard seldom-used specialty utensil that are only taking up space.
- Empty your pantry, your cabinets, your refrigerator, and your freezer. Toss the expired items and consider throwing out the last bit of ingredients you bought for a one-time trial recipe (ingredients you’re unlikely to use again).
- Don’t forget to go through the spice cabinet; spices can lose their potency over time.
- Throw out scrubs and soaps that you never use (maybe you don’t like the scent or the texture).
- Toss old cosmetics
- Again, check the expiration dates and discard anything that’s expired. (Note: Flushing expired drugs down the toilet may affect the water supply, so ask your pharmacy if they have a drug take-back program.)
- Bedroom closet
- Organize your closet so that your everyday items are easily accessible.
- Stock work wardrobe items that you can mix and match near the front of the closet. This will cut down on time it takes choosing an outfit.
- Move your winter clothes to storage and take out your summer clothes.
Half the battle of getting organized is getting rid of old or unused items that are taking up space unnecessarily. Or pack, carefully label, and move these items to a storage unit in the Houston area.
Tips for each level of organizer:
- Be smart about shelving, vertical and corner space in your home or in your storage unit.
- Don’t be afraid to throw away or give away old, unused items. If you are going to keep special, nostalgic items, research how to properly store them so they stand the test of time.
- Invest in attractive shelving solutions, storage bins, or drawers to make your home even more pleasing.
- Attach labels to your storage bins with what’s inside to cut down on the time it takes to riffle through a box or two until you find what you’re looking for.
- Keep a binder of checklists that you use throughout the year. Download our Spring Home Organization Checklist here. Here are a few others we’ve compiled for you to keep your home running smoothly throughout the year: Cleaning Calendar, First Aid Kit Checklist, Pantry Staples Checklist.
- Keep other, frequently used information (like laundry care) close at hand with a laminated chart.
Amazing Spaces Houston storage units provide customers with an upscale storage solution. From individual alarmed doors to climate-controlled areas, our storage centers create a unique and memorable experience. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you Take Back Your Home this Spring.