03 Mar 5 Top Tips for Spring Organizing!
Hard to believe, but the first day of spring is almost here on March 20th and spring is the time for plans and projects! With the arrival of spring comes the perfect opportunity to clean and organize your home.
Decluttering your home can feel like a massive project and completely overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, you may just need a few pointers to help you get started!
When to know the time has come to get organized…
- You keep purchasing duplicate items because you didn’t remember buying them or finding items you forgot you bought.
- You feel stressed out about mundane tasks such as putting away laundry as your closet is overflowing.
- You can’t locate items and you feel overwhelmed.
- You’re embarrassed to have visitors to your home or you feel guilty when you look at your disorganized space.
Read on for our “5 Top Tips for Spring Organizing” that will hopefully make it seem a little less daunting!
1. Make a list.
Start by listing the rooms that you want to get organized, and then break that down to different areas/spaces within that room that need decluttering and organizing. For example, in the kitchen, that list may look like: pantry, utensil drawer, spice rack, under the kitchen sink, etc.
Tackle one area at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed, once you get some momentum, and see your results, trust me, you will want to keep going!
2. Move unwanted items out of the space.
Have boxes on hand for trash, donations, and storage, so those items can be cleared straight away, and you can clearly see your area without this clutter. Find ways to donate, recycle, or sell your unwanted items that no longer bring joy or value in your home.
3. Categorize items or create zones
Sorting your items before you decide where they go can make a world of difference. For example, for your pantry, think about the categories or zones you would like. Do you want to group breakfast items together, pastas and grains, smoothie fixings, sweet treats, etc.? Do you want to put kids snacks on lower shelves so your littles can reach them or do you want them up high so they can’t help themselves?
For your closet, you may want to categorize items such as T’s, pants, dresses etc. and/or also incorporate zones such as workout gear, workwear, beach, sleepwear etc.
4. Utilize storage containers and labels
The key to an organized home is having simple systems in place that the whole family can follow. At North County Concierge, we work with our clients to come up with easy to follow systems that fit their needs and will work for their lifestyle. Using bins, baskets, clips, and labels are a game changer and offer the flexibility to change organizational systems if needed as your family or needs change or grow!
Some of our favorite affordable organizing products are readily available from Target, The Container Store, and Amazon. But you don’t have to buy new storage solutions, if you already have items in your home that you want to reuse, then go for it, just don’t forget the labelling step!
5. Get the family involved!
If you want to get the whole family to follow your systems you put in place, think about getting them involved in the process. Older kids may want to help buy organizing products for their rooms or younger kids may have ideas about color coding or picture labels for storage that would make it easier for them to follow.
At some point, almost everyone feels overwhelmed and that they have too much to do. Getting your home (or office) space decluttered and organized can help with mental clarity, save you time and generally help to make your day to day life run more smoothly.
If you’re not ready to tackle this on your own and would like organizing assistance from your own Personal Concierge, we are here and ready to help. Now is a great time to take advantage of our Spring Special (4 hours for $175), available for purchase through March 31st.
Give us a call today and let’s get you organized and spring ready!