As the weather begins to warm up, it’s time to gear up for the infamous, annual spring clean. Since many of us have spent the better part of a year working from home and staying indoors, most rooms will likely need a little more attention than usual. To help you prepare for a successful, stress-free summer, it’s important to take the proper steps to get prepared for spring cleaning.
1. Make a List
While we’d like to think that we can tackle all of our spring cleaning in one day, once we begin, the tasks keep piling up. To make sure that you’re organized, write down a list of everything you need to do and designate a priority level to each of them and work your way down. Try to separate those items in to 3 groups 1) Can’t live without and has some future need, 2) Not sure you’ll use but has value, and 3) Will never use and it most likely junk. Then immediately get rid of all the number 3’s and consider donating and reselling those 2’s. In the end you will reduce your clutter by 2/3 and may even put a few bucks in your pocket.
2. Declutter and Downsize
If you plan to go through things and try and downsize, do so ahead of cleaning day. This allows you to maintain a decluttering state of mind that encourages purging unnecessary items. If you haven’t worn the clothes in years, you likely won’t wear them ever again. The same mentality can be applied to trinkets or any spare items you’ve been saving around your home that you most likely won’t ever use or has no intrinsic value. Now is also the time to consider donating to your local Goodwill store or dropping of at a local resale shop to gain back some value.
3. Clean Out Garage/Cabinets and the Pantry
It’s amazing how quickly our cabinets, drawers, and shelving storage areas can begin overflowing. Take the time to go through these areas methodically and try to get rid of things you don’t need. If you’re struggling with space, consider investing in a custom-built storage or pantry from the professionals at Closet Organizing Systems™. We offer complimentary in-home consultations to discuss your needs and determine a solution that’s both functional and aesthetically complimenting to any room.
4. Go Through Closets
Once you’ve tackled the garage, basement storage area, or kitchen pantry, it’s time to move on to the closets. Throughout the year, our closets became a place where we put things to keep them out of sight and out of mind. However, this isn’t conducive to productivity or accessibility. When we need something, we either avoid getting it or can’t find it, making the situation more difficult or we spend hours digging through junk to reach it. Instead, purge and clean out your closet with anything you don’t want and call Closet Organizing Systems™ to discover how we can transform your current closet into the closet of your dreams. We offer customized solutions for walk in closets and reach-in closets throughout your entire home.
If you’re having difficulty getting rid of things, and can’t seem to find the space for anything, call the professionals at Closet Organizing Systems™ today. We specialize in a broad variety of home organizing and storage cabinetry solutions designed to ease the stress of everyday clutter. Regardless of the room, challenge, or budget, our designers can work with you to help eliminate chaos throughout your home. Contact Closet Organizing Systems™ today to learn more about our closet systems or to schedule a consultation.