We all know what March means…spring cleaning! With summer around the corner, it’s time to organize, scrub or discard unwanted or unneeded items accumulated in your home. While this process can feel daunting, there are several ways to make organizing your home a more enjoyable experience. We’ve collected a list of our favorite tips to help you get your house in order so that you experience more relaxation and less stress!
1. Create a Drop Zone
Select a “Drop Zone” station somewhere near where you enter the home. For example, hang several hooks, put up shelves, and designate a place for your keys, shoes, purse, and coat as you enter the house. With a specific place to put everything, you will be less likely to scatter them throughout your home and forget where you’ve put them later!
2. Contain Your Electronics
Baskets, baskets, baskets. Buy enough baskets or decorative boxes to hide remotes, cell phone chargers, or modems that may be aimless laying around your home. Getting rid of needless cords or electronics helps the room look less cluttered.
3. Put Small Items on Trays
Sometimes smaller items such as candles, decorative vases and jewelry can come off as unorganized or randomly placed when stationed throughout your home. Place these items on a decorative tray to make them look more purposeful. Trays are a helpful way to organize, hold smaller items, and make your home look beautiful too!
4. Use Pantry Bins
Have your kitchen cabinets gotten out of control? Do flour and sugar line the bottoms of every shelf in your pantry? To help you stay organized and keep your baking items fresh, we suggest placing them into clear storage containers. Of course, labeling them is always good, but putting them in clear bins helps you identify them more easily. You can use these for noodles, sugar, flour, cereal, oatmeal, and so much more!
5. Selective Bedside Storage
If you are anything like us, then your bedside dresser has become a hub for random items-most of which are entirely unnecessary to have next to you while you sleep! Go through your nightstand and ask yourself what purpose this serves while you are lounging in bed or sleeping. Items such as reading glasses, a coaster for a water glass, a book or two, remotes, etc., are great items to have next to you throughout the night. On the other hand, piles of jewelry, cords, medicine, and candles can make your nightstand feel cluttered and are not necessary to have next to you while in bed.
Although organizing your home can help make it feel more comfortable, sometimes it’s not the things inside the house that are bugging you, but rather the home itself. So if you still feel dissatisfied after your spring cleaning, it may be time to start looking for an upgrade! We are here for all of your buying and selling needs, regardless of whether or not it’s your first, second, primary or vacation home!
Posted March 8, 2022