Home organizing season is here again. Along with springtime, this is the time of year when almost everyone has cleaning up and clearing out the clutter on their mind. Aside from being one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, de-cluttering gains traction at this time as people are packing the holidays away and looking for a fresh clean start.
So, if you’re looking for ways to get your home into shape, you may appreciate these 4 tips for making your home appear more organized.
Optimize Holiday Storage
If you’re in the process of packing away your holiday décor, take this opportunity to improve your storage plan. Start by getting rid of all of the broken and disused decorations. That includes strings of lights you never use, ornaments without tops and any other décor that you haven’t used in several years (except for sentimental pieces).
Next, invest in clear plastic storage containers and some large labels. This makes for easy, at-a-glance organization. Then, rather than storing items by type, store them by colour. Doing so means that you won’t have to pull every single box next year just to retrieve a few items.
One of the biggest forms of clutter in most homes is paper. Bills, receipts, flyers, old birthday and greeting cards, along with other junk mail have an incredible knack for piling up. So, stop the flow at its source. If you haven’t already gone paperless with all of your bills and bank statements. You might be surprised by how many people still get these things in the mail.
Next, submit a request to stop delivery of any free, community papers. These papers are notorious for dumping scads of flyers on your doorstep. If you’re worried about missing out of the latest community news, don’t be. Pretty much all community papers have an online component.
Are your counters always covered in receipts that you’ve dump out of your wallet or bag? There are a lot of companies that will email your receipt instead of printing it out.
Add Storage Furniture
In Many homes storage space can be hard to find, that’s why storage furniture comes in so handy. It can be as simple as replacing a console table or other occasional table with a chest, or with a table that has drawers. Need a new ottoman? Consider adding one with left top storage. This type of ottoman is fantastic when you have little ones and tend to keep toys in the family room. They’re like a secret, stylish toybox.
Consider Offsite Storage
When all else fails, or even if all else works, sometimes the best way to keep household clutter at bay is by renting an offsite storage locker. Connect with a local self storage company in your neighbourhood to learn more about the different options available to you.
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