Now that spring has sprung, finding the time to get organized probably seems impossible. But getting organized doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a whole day of sunshine to do it. Even just ten minutes can help you complete some of your Spring Cleaning goals quickly so you can get back outside. With a couple of clever tips and tricks, you can get your home looking more organized very quickly.
De-clutter Your Entryway
Walking into a cluttered entrance can make you feel like the whole place is cluttered. Admit it or not, the first place we all like to dump our belongings in a messy pile after a long day is near the front door, in the foyer, or in the entryway of your home. It's also the first place in your home guests will see. All of these reasons make the entryway a great place to start getting organized!
Find and gather up all your umbrellas into one spot so they won't be missing when you're heading out into a spring shower.
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Organize One Drawer at a Time
Keeping your home neat and organized can be a tough task, but it can be easier if you tackle one task at a time. Instead of trying to organize your entire room or cabinet in one day, take ten minutes out of your day to organize a drawer or straighten up a particularly disorganized area in your home. Start by organizing a drawer that you use every day. Empty out the drawer and use organizers and dividers to give everything its own place. This will help you to find everything you need exactly when you need, to prevent you from needlessly searching for items.
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De-clutter Your Closet by Style or Occasion
Spring is finally here, so it's time to ready your closet for shorts, dresses, and sandals. But first you'll need to make extra room in your closet for your spring and summer wardrobe. Take ten minutes to remove all of your winter gear from your closet. Neatly fold or roll all of your winter-weather items to pack them away for long-term storage. Once you're finished, don't be surprised by all of the extra closet space that you'll have. Now that all of your bulky sweaters and coats are gone, you'll have enough space to get your closet ready for spring.
If you're finished updating your closet for spring, take another ten minutes to organize your closet by style or occasion. First, organize your closet so that the hangers are all facing the same direction. Then arrange all of your jackets and blazers at one end of your closet and shirts and pants at the other end. If you have a sizeable dress collection, place them in between your jackets and shirts. If you have additional time, take an extra step or organize your clothes by color. This way, you'll be able to quickly locate the perfect jacket to go with your favorite dress or to complete your spring look for the day.
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Straighten up Any Room in Your Home
Don't be overwhelmed by an extremely messy or disorganized room. By taking ten minutes to clean up, you make a messy room look neat and organized. Start in one corner of the room and move in a circle, picking up any items on the floor, on the backs of chairs, or anything out of place. As you move around the room, put the items in their proper place, such as the remote by the TV or a magazine in its rack. Create separate piles for items that belong in different rooms. Once you have picked up and put away everything in the room that you are in, pick each pile you've created and take it to its proper room. If you have extra time, do the same process for each room that you've created a pile for to organize the rest of your home.
If you have a cube at CubeSmart, finishing up your spring cleaning can be even faster. Stop by your local CubeSmart center today with any lingering winter gear and store it until winter.