With Spring right around the corner, now is the best time to plan upcoming projects, liven up the gardens, and clean and organize your home. Take advantage of the warmer weather by opening your windows, letting in fresh air and natural light, and prioritizing what cleaning and organization tasks you should tackle that you have been putting off all winter. Below are a few tips for making the most out of your spring cleaning and organization projects.
Gather Cleaning Supplies
This is a good time to take stock of your cleaning supplies, and set aside a dedicated space for them in a big bucket or in a cabinet or pantry. This will make cleaning easier as you will always know where everything is, and it will be easier to see what is low in order to purchase new supplies. Some essential cleaning supplies we recommend are a mop, floor cleaner or mop pads, wet wipes, disinfectant spray, rubber gloves, a duster, bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner, carpet cleaner, scrub brushes, microfiber cloth, a broom, and a dustpan.
Use Organizers & Storage Solutions
Whether you decide to hire a custom closet company or purchase some DIY storage organizers, having proper shelving, cubbies, and hangers will make organization that much easier and reduce unnecessary stress. Spend less time trying to search for things and eliminate purchasing items you already own. While custom closets are useful for clothing, shoes, and accessories, storage organizers can be helpful for food pantries, garages, and bathrooms. By sorting and organizing your personal items you will start to discover things you no longer need, which brings us to the next step.
You may prefer to hire a professional organizer or set aside some time to do it yourself. Either way, eliminating unneeded clutter is essential to having an organized and clean home. Common sources of unneeded clutter can be old clothing, electronics, documents, toys, decorations, sporting equipment, etc. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year, it is probably no longer needed. Make a plan for eliminating clutter, whether you decide to tackle a room at a time, biggest objects first, or the easiest to let go of items. There are many thrift stores and charities that will take old clothes, toys, and household items for reselling or donating. A quick search will put you in contact with a local organization. For boxes of unwanted or confidential documents, contact ECOSHRED for our secure shredding services, we service all of NJ. We also recycle old computers and electronics as well, making sure no data can be salvaged.
Hopefully you found these spring cleaning and home organization tips useful. Don’t wait too long, before you know it Spring will be over and Summer will be here, Good luck!