March 09, 2017

Have you gone into hibernation this winter when it comes to organizing your home? Having a cluttered home and lack of storage space is a common complaint by home owners.  Here are tips on how to declutter and organize your home for the spring:

1. Declutter

    The well-known junk drawer has more implications on your health then you think. According to Good Housekeeping, having clutter in your house increases stress levels, weight gain, and tiredness. It is time to go through your clutter and get organized. For each item ask yourself whether you should toss it or keep it. Like many others, I struggle deciding what is considered “junk” and end up keeping practically everything.  I found that Oprah’s Keep It or Toss It Guide helped me answer this tough question. Trust me; taking the time to declutter your home will feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. 

    2. Organize with Bins and Baskets

      Bring organization to any of your spaces by adding bins and baskets to create a tidier look.  They are helpful in organizing anything from linens, clothes, toys, and much more. They help sort and separate items in a room or hide items you don’t want on display. Bins and baskets come in a variety of fun colors and patterns making it easy to match your home décor.

      3. Increase Storage by Making Use of Wall Space

      Many home owners have unused wall space that make for the perfect storage solution. Especially in a smaller space utilizing wall space can help you get more organized. Here are some examples of how you can put your wall space to best use:

      Hooks

      In a mudroom, closets fill up quickly resulting in coats being left all over the house. Putting in a wall-mounted coat hanger is an easy fix.

      Shelves

      Shelves are another great way to increase storage in your home. A traditional bookshelf provides a ton of extra space. 

      If you wanted something more modern, there are many decorative wall-mounted shelving units that are multifunctional, providing your home with artwork and additional storage.


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