Spring is right around the corner, which means everyone’s favorite pastime of spring cleaning has also arrived. While it may seem like a chore, it’s also wonderfully cathartic to declutter, refresh, and organize your living spaces. For some it can be an overwhelming exercise, but we have come up with some tips and ideas to help you get the job done.
- Divide your time, between the different sections of the house for a more manageable cleaning schedule. Clean from top to bottom or you’ll end up cleaning the floor more than once. Do not forget to clean out the winter dust from the welcome mats, window blinds, light fixtures and ceiling fans.
- Use a trolley to help organize objects while you clean. It is also a perfect accessory for the kitchen or common areas all year round. It easily folds when not in use and acts as a table or sideboard when the extra space is required. They come in bright colors that can add some vibrancy to a typically monochromatic kitchen.
- Organize the bookshelves and shelving units. Donate the books or objects you no longer want to keep so they can continue to be enjoyed. Wipe down the shelves and rearrange the books and small accents for a visually appealing look. If your current bookshelf is occupying a lot of space, or feels too heavy and bold, try replacing it with a minimalistic piece like the Giotto Bookcase, which comes with plenty of storage shelves and add style to the overall aesthetics of your home.
- Having more storage space is an easy way to organize. Did you ever think of switching your regular nightstand to one with a couple of drawers? Check out the Leila Nightstand for a beautiful single drawer storage option or the Contempora Nightstand for double drawers – we just love the design and the practicality is useful each day. You can also think outside the box, and look for storage solutions that serve a double purpose, like the The American Leather Leo Ottoman, which opens to reveal a generous storage bay.
And there you go! Adding some storage space while decluttering wasn’t so bad, was it? Hopefully you can take the time to prepare your home so that you many enjoy the longer days, and warmer nights of spring. Spring is all about rejuvenation, so feel proud in letting that feeling into all areas of your daily life this season.