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.
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.
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.
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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