Sprucing Up Around the Home (a guest post by Organize Dwell)
Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and it’s time to clean, sort, purge, organize, and refresh your home.
Here are some tips on how to turn this dreadful chore into a fun, refreshing activity.
Create a Checklist
If you feel overwhelmed by starting your spring cleaning, we recommend creating or finding a spring cleaning checklist online that works for your needs. Having each task written down helps you focus on the job and crossing things off your list provides satisfaction.
Build a Cleaning Kit
Gather your essential cleaning products (gloves, sponges, brushes, cleaning rag, and trash bags) and assemble them into a convenient caddy that is easy to tote from room to room during your spring cleaning spree.
Start with the Kitchen
Empty each cabinet and discard any broken or unused gadgets, utensils, or tableware. Wipe the shelves with warm soapy water. Organize the cabinets according to your workflow in the kitchen. Empty, clean, and discard any expired food items from your refrigerator, pantry, and spice cabinet. Use organizers, bins, and rotating turntables in your fridge and other cabinets for easy access and maximized space.
Declutter Your Wardrobes
Remove all clothing, shoes, and accessories from your closet to start with a clean slate. Wipe the shelves and floors to remove dust (closets collect lots of dust!) For drawers, use drawer dividers to keep items neatly in place. File fold items in drawers to save space and increase visibility. Purge any clothing or accessories that you have not worn in the past year or if they do not hold any sentimental value.
Clean Your Bathrooms
Disinfect all areas in your bathroom, especially the areas that do not get attention during weekly cleanings. Take the opportunity to declutter and discard all expired cosmetic and makeup items. Organize your beauty products and makeup by category (i.e., face, eyes, etc.) Keep your countertop clutter-free.
Organize Your Home Office
The most dreadful but one of the most critical chores can be organizing bills and paperwork. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get your files organized and your space decluttered. File your paperwork by category (i.e., utility, electricity, certificates, etc.). Scan important documents and save them on external devices or iclouds, so they are secured. Don’t forget to shred all discarded paperwork to protect your private information!
Shape Up Your Linen Closet
Straighten up your linen closet and pull out old towels and sheet sets that are no longer in use. Put the unwanted items in a donation pile. Refold your usable towels and sheets and organize them on the shelves by color and size. When folding sheets, designate a basket/bin per family member in the linen closet and store their sheet sets in the designated baskets. Pro tip: another way to keep the sheet sets together is by folding the set and place it in its pillowcase!
We hope these tips will make spring cleaning easier for you, and if you still feel intimidated, we are here to help and take the load off your shoulders.
About Organize Dwell
Organize Dwell is a women-owned professional organizing company. Owned by Danna, an Interior decorator from the Miami area, who has a proven track record of creating beautiful spaces and her partner, Shira, who is the master of organized things.
Organize Dwell provides professional organizing and space transformation services to businesses and individuals. We aim to not only transform your space but also to ease your mind and make your everyday simpler.