Spring is finally here!! There are double exclamation marks because this past winter was a harsh one for most of the country. It seems everyone is even more eager to get things done inside so they can enjoy the outside. To help you with that, here is a list of things from A-Z that you can do to get organized this spring.
Arrange your furniture. Does your furniture placement make sense?
Bring out the spring wear, raincoats, boots etc. and put away the winter wear.
Clean, if you need to, usually once you move something there is a bit of cleaning involved.
Decide which areas are priorities and start with the most disorganized areas first.
Empty out the food in your home that is old or expired.
Find places for items that don’t seem to have one.
Get the garage in order, store winter stuff and make spring stuff easy to access.
Hang a picture or two or three. I often see pictures that are shoved in a box, bring them out and display them so you can enjoy them.
Invite friends over to see your newly organized spaces. A great motivator!
Join Freecycle! It’s a great place to figure out what to do with items you no longer want or need.
Kick clutter to the curb. Especially paper clutter that may be everywhere and anywhere.
Learn to love routines. Creating routines and sticking to them can help get you organized.
Make time for organizing. Check your schedule and slot in an hour or two or three.
Nick the bad habits. Start fresh, spring is a great time to do this.
Open the boxes in the basement that have been sitting closed for years. If you don’t need it, toss, donate or recycle.
Purge the items you don’t wear, don’t need or don’t fit.
Question why you keep certain items and ask yourself what would happen if you got rid of them.
Rise to the occasion and let go of items. A less cluttered home will equal a less cluttered mind.
Show your family where things go. Have a family meeting and get them on board or even better, get them to participate. Be sure to have solutions that work for everyone.
Treat yourself to a reward along the way. Organizing is hard work and is deserving of some recognition.
Understand that it will take time but move forward anyway. Small steps add up!
Value a few items rather than just tolerate a lot of items. Keep what you love and ditch the rest.
Wipe down shelves, counter tops and cupboards before putting items back in an organized fashion.
Xcept (Okay so not really a word but x is hard) that it will take twice as long to organize an area than you think it will.
Yearning for new products to get organized? Make sure you go through and sort, toss, donate, recycle before purchasing items you may not need.
Zip over the store to purchase some organizing products once you have completed the steps mentioned in “Y”. Need help with this step let me know and I can do a detailed consult with you to help you figure out the best products for your needs.
If you would like more help, go to my website for my spring organizing checklist.