it comes to Spring Cleaning, it’s all about attitude. If you look at it like a horrible
chore that you hate doing, it will be a horrible chore that you hate doing! But
if you tackle it as an opportunity to get your place organized and clean, with
all the benefits of living in a space that you can be proud of, the results are
well worth the effort.
wasn’t built in a day and tackling your spring cleaning is something you can do
one room at a time over the course of several weekends. When you see the
results of a clean, organized kitchen, for instance, it will inspire you to
move on to other rooms.
of the secrets of an organized home is fighting the urge to procrastinate; make
decisions about what stays and what goes. This is particularly important when
it comes to organizing your clothes closets. Here’s one way to do it.
- Remove all clothing you don’t wear, will never wear, including
the items you keep because you feel guilty that you bought it in the first
place, clothing that doesn’t fit and probably never will. These you can pack
into a garbage bag and take to a charity bin.
- Separate out all the seasonal clothing. There is no point
warehousing wool sweaters in your closet in the summer. It takes up valuable
room and the goal here is to create a Zen-like closet that is functional and
organized. Take your seasonal items and pack them into a storage container for
the locker or under the bed.
- Organize like-items together – keep pants together, tops
together, suits together. Your closet will not only look nicer; it will be
easier to see what you have.
- Consider a shelf for shoes. Getting them off the floor and away
from the front door really helps remove the clutter and again lets you see what
- Sometimes a hanger renewal is in order – consider purchasing
hangers that match and discarding ones that don’t – especially those ugly dry
Kitchens also pose unique
challenges. That drawer that has everything in it that you don’t want to deal
with! Do you really need all those elastics from your broccoli bunches?
Business cards from people you’ll never contact? Broken pens? Start with the
worst drawer and move on. Get rid of stuff you don’t use and will probably
never use. Less is more when it comes to kitchen organization – and this is
where you have to be strong and determined. If you haven’t used that egg
poacher in years, give it away! The space it takes up is more valuable to you
than it is! This is true for spices and canned goods too – if it’s been in your
cupboard unused for more than three months, it’s toast!
Spring cleaning gives you the
opportunity to create a peaceful, clean, calm and beautiful space. Once you’re
finished, you’ll see that it’s worth the effort!