Spring is the perfect time to get your home clean and organized. Decluttering your home reduces stress and helps avoid injuries. A clean house can also help keep your immune system strong, allowing you to stay healthy through the warmer months of the year.
The following tips can help you get organized this spring.
Remove Everything from the Space
Pick an area of your home you’d like to work on. This may be a closet, office space, or bedroom. Whichever you choose, you’ll want to remove everything from the space before attempting to organize. This will help you assess your storage needs and determine what needs to be done to maximize your space.
Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense to remove everything from the room. This is especially true when working with large bedrooms or kitchen spaces. Try breaking the room into smaller sections and tackling one part at a time.
Declutter As Much As You Can
You can either have a lot of “stuff” or a lot of space. You can’t have both. Go through your belongings and get rid of as much as you can. If you haven’t used it or enjoyed it in a while, you probably don’t need to keep it.
Relocate Items As Necessary
While many of the items set aside during decluttering will be thrown away or donated, other items will need to be relocated. For example, out-of-season clothing can be moved to an underbed storage box until they’re needed.
As you begin to declutter your space, start putting similar items together. This allows you to see exactly how much of everything you have.
Store Items in a Neat and Accessible Way
Put similar items in containers, storage units, shelves, and cabinets. Storage furniture can be purchased for very little money through online auction.
Refill the Space
Put things back in a way that makes sense for the space. It might help to put items used less frequently on higher shelves. Put things you’ll need more often in an accessible spot. Place furniture in a way that provides you with plenty of room to move around freely.
Remember to Put Things Back Where They Go
In order to keep your space organized, you’ll need to train yourself to put things back right after using them. This gets easier with practice and will soon become habit.
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