Spring is the season of new beginnings, but it can be difficult to appreciate when you’re surrounded by winter clutter. The following steps will help you get your home organized so you can enjoy the spring season, clutter-free.
Start With Closets
Don’t have a lot of closet space? You can always keep your winter items in the attic, basement, storage locker or garage. Wardrobe boxes also offer excellent space for hanging seasonal clothing such as winter coats, sweaters and snow pants.
Sort Your Clothes
If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in more than a year, then you probably won’t wear it any time soon. Set aside a few boxes so you can fill it with items to donate or sell.
Check out what options there are for local recycling solutions. Organize your recyclables by category: plastic, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, etc.
Take Care When Handling Hazardous Materials
Be careful about how you are disposing of hazardous materials. Toxic items such as paints, batteries, house cleaning products, automobile oils, pesticides and fertilizers are dangerous to transport and should not be thrown away with non-toxic garbage. These items should be taken to specialized depots.
Use Sturdy Boxes With Dividers For Fragile Items
Make sure the cardboard boxes you use to store items are structurally sound. Dish-pack boxes with adjustable inserts that form individual cells are a great option for breakable items.
Work On Other Spaces
Once closets are organized, do the same in other storage areas like the attic or garage.
Concentrate On Disinfecting Spaces
Change air filters, rotate mattresses and vacuum under furniture.
With these few tips, you’ll be well on your way to a cleaner and neater living space. After all that cleaning, you can finally go outside and enjoy the warm and sunny weather that tells us spring is here.