With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for spring organising.
Not everyone likes to spring clean or spring organise, but here at Home Sorted! we understand the benefits and want to make the process as easy as possible for our loyal readers. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for preparing your home.
Sort and replenish cleaning products
All organising comes an element of cleaning, so it’s important to sort through your current range of cleaning products and to stock up on anything you may be missing.
The basics to look out for are all-purpose cleaner, bleach, glass cleaner, stain remover, gloves and cleaning cloths.
While you’re at the shops it’s also a good idea to stock up on any organising supplies that you know are 100% needed. This will generally include containers and labels.
Devise a plan
You don’t need to spring organise your entire home in one weekend. The fact is, we don’t even recommend that you try.
Instead, devise a plan that splits your spring organising across a number of weekends and key areas. We also recommend writing a list of areas or rooms that require the most urgent attention – this will help you prioritise your organising.
Another great idea is using a wall chart to visually plan out your organising. We especially love this idea if you’re getting the whole family involved. We recommend using different colours on your wall chart to delegate areas of the home to each family member.
Get rid of clutter in advance
A great way to make spring organising easier is to spend a few hours decluttering your home prior to spring organising. The easiest way to do this is to arm yourself with a big bin and simply move from room to room tossing any surface clutter that you see. This includes items like magazines, newspapers, empty food packets, empty cosmetic containers, junk mail, etc.
Don’t forget to have a quick look in cupboards as you do this. A few minutes tossing old products from your medicine cabinet now can save you hours of spring organising time in the long run.
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