Spring is here at last! Time to open the windows-air out the house- and of course conquer the dreaded spring cleaning!
If you are like me- someone who postpones the cleaning session as long as possible- then these tips are for you!
Minimize the struggles and headaches with Rug & Home’s 3 easy tips to help you not only save time but also make the process as painless as possible.
Tip 1- Declutter
A wise man once said “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” Einstein was not referring to our spring cleaning list- but nonetheless it still resonates. We all, in one way or another, have some anxiety about going through our possessions and deciding what to keep and what to toss. When you find yourself on the fence of getting rid of one of your old prized possessions, ask yourself these questions:
Do you love it?
Do you use it often (at least once in 3 months)?
Will you miss it?
If you are able to make it through with a few no’s – then it’s time to put the item into donation bin!
Tip 2-Make the most out of your space.
Functionality in your home decor is key when you are deciding what and how to store your belongings.
A few helpful hints for choosing storage for your home-
- Ottoman –Try using a storage ottoman as this is a great idea for storing extra linens and pillows.
- Baskets - Baskets keep all like items together, which makes finding these items again easy! Also, try using a basket near your entryway as this makes a great shoe bin!
- Shelves- Shelving is another way to keep your items stored away nice and neat. A good rule of thumb is to stack things where you are able to see everything in one glance as this can be essential when looking for something quickly.
- Ingenuity & Creativity can go a long way especially when re-purposing different items from around your home to create additional storage. One such inventive idea is turning your wine rack into a towel holder!
Tip 3-Get Organized!
Organization is a life saver- when actually used and applied. Try starting with the most common, yet most unorganized pieces that you use around the home- for instance your coffee table or your entryway table, which is probably stacked with mail, magazines, keys or even coasters. Use a decorative plate or tray for your keys and store it on your coffee table or in the drawer of your entryway console. When sorting the mail or your magazines, try using a basket or a decorative box for holding these items in place.
When trying to get organized in your bedroom use a wall organizer in your closet- this is actually ideal for storing your purses, wallets, scarves and other accessories! Also, try using a jewelry mannequin to display and organize your most prized jewelry for easy access.
Another excellent idea for getting organized is using a pot rack in your kitchen to keep all of your pans and skillets in order; additionally it keeps clutter off your counter tops which makes your kitchen look nice and neat.
Stick to these tips to accomplish your spring cleaning check list. Our tips are sure to not only make the spring cleaning process a lot quicker, but also a lot simpler as well!