There’s nothing quite like that spring-fresh feeling in your home, which is why so many people jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon around this time of year. Getting everything spick and span, reducing the clutter and basically starting fresh is a great way to kickstart the warmer seasons and make everything feel as good as new.
The big question, however, is where on earth do you start? If you’re not a regular organiser or deep-cleaner, it might feel like you have a mountain to climb to get your home organised. But all hope is not lost. Here are a few tips to get you on the right track.
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Use Storage Containers
One sure-fire way to feel like you have everything together in your home is to organise your stuff into storage containers. When things are scattered in drawers and cupboards and all over your shelves, it’s easy for things to look cluttered and overly busy and disorganised.
Seek out creative ways to use storage solutions to neaten up and organise your space. These can be used in your pantry, closet, cutlery drawers, office storage and anywhere else things need to be tidied up a little.
This next step is especially important when you have a large family – labelling your storage. If you’re the type of person to decant your pantry goods into matching jars to keep everything looking clean and tidy, you’ll want to label each jar to ensure you don’t mix up your foods.
Investing in a Brother label maker will make this job far easier, and you’ll be able to quickly and effortlessly make labels for all your containers, whether they’re in your pantry or used to label boxes of clothing stored in the attic.
A simple rule for a tidy home is this: a place for everything and everything in its place. However, this is made even more simple when your items are grouped together in a way that makes sense.
Once again, this applies well to your pantry and closet. Stack all your cans and condiment bottles in one area, your snacks in another and your baking goods somewhere separate. This will make it easier to know where to look when you’re reaching for something specific. Check out some ideas online for categories to organise your pantry in a way that suits you.
Too many trinkets, decorative pieces and general junk lying around can look disorganised and chaotic. The less traffic your eyes have to cope with, the calmer you’ll feel and the more easily you’ll focus, which is a great incentive to dial down on the stuff in your home.
Look at each room and determine what can be reduced or removed completely by asking yourself which items truly add value to the space or to your life. Don’t take it too far – a seriously minimalist room can look boring, but there are ways to liven up a space without introducing too much clutter.