March in South Carolina is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is mild, things are starting to bloom, and other than my allergies flaring up, I love it. Plus a good spring cleaning around the house always makes me feel good. I just deep cleaned our house this week and it feels so amazing! When I say deep clean I mean I got the mop & Pine Sol out instead of the Swiffer kind of clean. I tend to stay organized year round, but when seasons change I enjoy cleaning things out and organizing even more.
Whether you’re spring cleaning or not, here are some of my tips for staying organized year round:
- Have a designated place for everyday items like your handbag, keys, mail, sunglasses, etc. to avoid clutter in your common places.
- Utilize drawers & drawer organizers in places like your end tables or tv stand to store things that cause clutter.
- Sort your closet by clothing type. Example: hang your jeans together, short sleeve tops, casual tops, nicer wear, work wear, dresses etc. I find this to be the easiest to find what I am looking for by occasion. I love nonslip felt hangers for my items, but they are not sturdy enough for Shane’s clothes.
- Storage ottomans are a pretty way to store things like blankets, sheets, extra towels while also serving a purpose. We have this one in our master bedroom and love it.
- If you have room, store all your bulky items like coats and suitcases in a separate closet.
- Bins & boxes are an amazing way to store hide & store things. In my office I have three boxes that hold things like extra paper, business receipts and camera equipment. In our closet we have multiple bins for things that we don’t have room for in our dressers.
- Over the door shoe organizers are so cheap and an effective way to keep your shoes off the floor and find them easily. I have family that use these in their hall closet for kids items like crayons, wipes, legos, etc.
- Use clear tubs for storing seasonal decor and clothing. I love the clear ones because you can see the contents inside without having to put labels on them.
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