Spring is in the air! Time to shake out the rugs and keep those new year’s resolutions rolling! There’s never a bad time of year to organize and declutter your life, and today, we’re giving you some useful tricks to make your spring cleaning successful!
- Organize Your Medicine Cabinet. Make your medicine cabinet a repository of things you need and use regularly. Keep like items in their own labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in the linen closet. When you need to use something, slide the whole container out for easy access.
- Control Hair Product Clutter. Gels, sprays, curlers, combs and hair dryers take up a lot of space in the bathroom. Buy a plastic tub for under the sink and load it up with your supplies. As you place them in the tub, evaluate whether you use the product often. If not, donate it to a friend or to charity. When you fix your hair, the whole tub can be taken out and put away without creating a mess.
- Add Hooks. Towel hooks are inexpensive, easy to mount and create a space for each member of the family to hang their towel. No more fighting over whose is whose, plus your bathroom floor will remain dry, not damp.
- Use the Space Over the Toilet Over the toilet bath furniture is a great place to put extra toilet paper, toiletries and even towels. You can find attractive shelving at major home stores, usually for less than $100.
- Use clear containers to store items. Use containers to streamline the inside your cabinets. Group together things like packets of sauce mixes, gravy mixes, hot cereal packets and hot cocoa envelopes, then put them into small plastic containers to avoid them being scattered all over the cabinet. Use clear plastic shoeboxes to store food that is in tiny boxes such as gelatin or pudding mix.
- Start Hanging. Hang aprons, pot holders, and dish towels on pegs (mount them at least two feet away from the stove).Place hooks underneath cabinets to hold mugs above the countertop, or hang a stemware rack in the same spot for wine glasses.
- Store Items by Use. Arrange your kitchenware by frequency of use, with everyday dishes on an easy-to-reach lower shelf and special-occasion pieces up above.
These are a few ideas to get you started. Happy cleaning!