Whether it is time for spring-cleaning or fall cleanup, we all have the same goal in mind, to tidy up our homes and reduce clutter. Most of us accomplish this task simply by practicing a handful of seasonal organization tips for home. As a rule of thumb, organizing your home should be performed during these seasons and should be every bit as easy as the arrival of the seasons themselves. During each of these seasons, a proper routine habit would be to inventory each room in your home taking note of any items that are not properly stored away and even pieces of furniture that truly serve no purpose. Once you have performed your seasonal inventory you can then take some very practical steps to organizing your home.
Useful Organization Tips for Home
After you have completed your inventory, you will have noticed items that have accumulated throughout the rooms and have not been properly stored in their places. The first step of your organization is to put all these items away into their proper places and off the counters, beds, furniture, and yes, even off the floors. Those items that you find you will never use again can either be thrown out in the trash or else brought over to the local Good Will store. Next if you noticed any pieces of furniture that actually do not serve a specific purpose, remove these items from your home altogether and again you can either throw them out in the trash or perhaps bring them over to the Good Will store.
After this first step of cleanup has been completed then set your mind on separating all your seasonal clothes, toys, hobbies, and any other miscellaneous items that will not be used until next season. Take these separated items and store them away neatly into boxes that can be stacked away in a basement area until the next season. Next, go through all the closets in your home discarding any items of no value, neatly stacking items you wish to keep on the upper shelves of the closet, and clearing away footwear and other items piled up on the closet floors. Footwear can be neatly stored away in plastic hanging storage bags that come designed with compartments allowing you to separate the footwear and store them into their own compartments for easy retrieval. This plastic storage bag will hang nicely in the rear of your closet so you can access it easily every day. Be certain to pack away footwear that will not be worn again until next year and stow those boxes in the basement with the other seasonal boxes you have stacked away.
In the kitchen area it is wise to keep an array of cleaning products and accessories beneath the kitchen sink arranged in an orderly fashion. These cleaning items are used regularly for typical housekeeping and should be stored together in the kitchen cabinet allowing for ease of use. Likewise, abundant bathroom supplies should be kept neatly arranged in the closet in the bathroom or under the bathroom sink in the cabinet. Such items as toilet paper, tissue, hair products, extra towels and washcloths, and varied health care products can all be stored in the bathroom closet where they will be easy to retrieve when you have the need. Keeping these frequently used items stored and organized in both the kitchen and bathroom closets saves abundant time and allows all family members to know the whereabouts of these commonly used products. It is always a good habit to keep like products stored together in a common area that makes retrieval and usage much quicker and easier for everyone.
After you have completed all these common organization tips for home take a little bit of time to go through and vacuum each room in the house and take a dust cloth to all the furniture as well. Spray every room with a nicely scented air freshener and open up windows for allowing in fresh air. Be certain when dusting to dust all the frames of the pictures that are hung on all the walls as well. When these final little touchups are completed, then take another walk through the home and take note of the overall clean, organized, and neat appearance of the house and how satisfying and rewarding it is. Such an obvious accomplishment and indeed a final product of noticeable cleanliness and organization, all to be ever so proud of.