When you think about the spring season, you might think about cleaning your home and getting rid of items that you no longer need or want. After a year of a pandemic, you might have more items to get rid of than you typically would since you've been sitting at home and collecting items to keep your family busy so that you don't go out as often. When it comes to organization, there are a few things to consider so that you complete the process quickly and with the best results.
Why So Much Cleaning?
By spending so much time inside your home, you've probably come across many things that you didn't remember having. You've probably spent more time lounging around instead of working or taking the kids to school since more things have been done at home. This has been a time for looking at how your dressers are organized, how clothes hang in your closet, or how your kitchen cabinets really look inside.
The first area where you should start cleaning is one where you'll see the biggest improvement. It shouldn't be a room that's too big because it could result in quitting before getting started. Think about the areas in your home that you use every day, such as an office area or your kitchen. You could also start with play areas for your children so that you can get rid of some of the toys that have taken over your home.
There are a few common items that many homes tend to have inside. You'll usually find clothes that no longer fit the way that you want them to, papers that tend to clutter desks or even the floor, and accessories that might not go to anything in particular. An organization tip is to separate similar items into piles so that you can see how many you have of each, making it easier to get rid of those that are broken or that you don't want.
If you don't have a lot of time to spend cleaning, consider setting a timer so that you and your family get done with one room in a certain amount of time. This technique can result in accomplishing a lot of the small cleaning jobs that you've been putting on hold.
Bins can be used to separate toys, especially items that are small and that can get easily lost in boxes or in larger toys. If you have a baby or toddler, you can save a lot of space by folding their clothes so that they fit in drawers a bit better. You can also organize clothing by size so that it's easier to grab what you need instead of searching through a pile of clothes that might not fit.