Fresh Start Spring Organizing

fresh start spring organizing

 

With small green buds peeking out from the trees, or maybe just many feet of ice melting, spring is around the corner (thankfully.)  It’s been a long winter of nesting. We may be especially looking forward to the change of seasons.  We want to get started on our spring organizing.

 

“Reset” frequently used spots

It’s time to recheck those spaces that are frequently used in your home. Those spots are the landing strip and command center.  The landing strip is where all your bags and backpacks land each afternoon.  Get this area back into shape by distributing what needs to go elsewhere in your home.  Pull out the mittens, scarves and boots and place them back in closets for next year.  Your command center is paper central for all incoming papers.  Review what is there, recycle and shred what is not needed.

 

Closet renovation

Another season has passed and you know there are lots of unworn items in your closet.  Before you do your season switch out, get started by pulling out, donating and consigning unworn items.  It will make room for spring and summer, as well as help you lighten up your space.  If clothes have gotten out of whatever order and organization is best for you, go back in and realign.  You may find even more to eliminate after this is reorganized.

 

Linen reorganization

Spend a few minutes reviewing your linens. Do you have too many blankets and sheets for your needs?  Let go of extra blankets, pillows and older linens.  Take these out to donate and create space. Have towels that are ripped or not a color the coordinates?  Move these out to the garage for spills.     Fluff up your bed by switching out to lighter linens.  Let go of those extra decorative pillows (that you don’t place on your bed daily) and simplify your bedroom.

 

Fresh start your pantry

Spring and summer are about fresh veggies. Make room for this in your kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and pantry.  Go through and discard expired foods.  Set up spaces that are designated for categories of food, like breakfast, dinner and snacks, so you can easily plan and make meals.  Label your shelves for easy access and putting groceries away.  It’s a great way to welcome spring, improve your eating habits, and make wellness choices easy.

happy spring daffodils

 

Finish up your fresh start with a new plant or flowers in your kitchen.  It’s a lovely reward for your hard work!  A fresh start for your spring organizing is a great way to be ready for the season.

 

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7 replies
  1. Janet Barclay
    Janet Barclay says:

    As I read this, the sun is shining, but it’s 14 degrees Fahrenheit (feels like 1 F with the wind chill). Your lovely daffodils are a welcome reminder that warmer days are just around the corner!

  2. Linda Samuels
    Linda Samuels says:

    This is a favorite time of year…and the perfect time for some spring organizing. I love how you call it “closet renovation,” as opposed to organization. But the renovation isn’t building inserts, it’s actually taking away those things that have overstayed their welcome and are just taking up precious space. Your suggestions are excellent because they are doable…not too overwhelming, but practical. And they’ll have a major positive effect on how much better you’ll feel in your refreshed, ready for spring, spaces.

  3. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    We are on the same page with “reset” aren’t we? The linen closet is a great example of a project that seems insignificant but can really brighten your day. Most of the decisions in this space are not emotionally wrenching, so it can feel like a painless win!

  4. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    @Seana – a reset helps us freshen up and feel refreshed. And yes, the linen closet is a great space to work on each season especially without much emotional attachment.

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