Here's to new beginnings in a simple way! Spring is here, so you can start by breaking out the black garbage bags and blue recycling bags and make a sweep of your house. Collect all of the random trash and built up extra junk left over from the Holidays and toss it!
Look for items you know you wont use or don't need. If you have old clothes you know you wont be wearing or any items that may be of value to someone else, donate them to a local Goodwill donation center, second hand store, or local charity of your choice. It's a great way to make extra space in your closet. Spring is as perfect of a time as any to selflessly give to others less fortunate. You can find a local Goodwill location near your by going to: https://sdgoodwill.org/donate/
3. CLEAN YOUR CABINETS
Open and empty out all of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It's always a good idea to start the reorganization process by seeing what you have first. Use a damp rag, or an eco-friendly all purpose cleaner to dust and cleanse cabinets and cabinet liners. If you have badly stained or damaged cabinet liners, it might be a good time to consider buying and replacing them with new ones. They're readily available at Target, Home Depot, Walmart, or you can purchase them from home off of Amazon. After your cabinet shelves have been cleaned up, establish homes for specific pots and pans, appliances, and storage containers.
4. MAKE SMALL GOALS
Feeling overwhelmed? It's easy to find yourself feeling like you're facing near impossible odds when taking on the task of tidying up after the winter months. To make it easier for you, and to give yourself a little extra organization, start out with small goals! Make a list of your own prioritizing the problem areas and clutter areas of your home, and simply tackle one task at a time. After all, Spring lasts three months and Rome wasn't built it in a day!
5. DIVIDE DRAWERS
If you're like me, this is one my biggest pet peeves when cooking in my kitchen at home. You're fifteen minutes into creating your special secret marinara sauce recipe, all of the vegetables are prepped and cut, the right spices are out and ready to be sprinkled , the olive oil is just starting to get hot, you reach into your cluttered utensil drawer, and wait a minute...where's my garlic press? The hand Parmesan grater isn't supposed to be in this drawer! Why do I own five spatulas?! Wait, I still need my garlic press! Next you're scouring every inch of your kitchen until you make your final stop at your dishwasher. Low and behold, you find it comfortably resting in the utensil rack! Eliminate this possibility by simply picking up custom drawer dividers from one of the aforementioned retailers. These little items are so handy, easy to install and are relativity inexpensive for the amount of kitchen nightmare relief they provide.
Find some smart and creative ways to re-purpose is items around your home. Have old dressers that aren't being used? They are great for storing linens, dish wear, and other items. Think about using an over the door shoe rack for storing toiletries, hair products, toys or accessories.
7. DON'T CRAM!
Try not overfilling storage spaces. Filling drawers, cabinets and closets only 75% will make it a lot easier to find items and stay organized for the rest of the year!
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