It’s that time of year to de-clutter and to give your space a fresh look. Whether you dread it or secretly love to organize, now is the time of year to get rid of the things that aren’t working and create a more functional and inviting home. Below are just a few ideas to inspire and help get you started.
Entryways. This is the first thing you see when you walk into a home; it’s also the first place you drop all your stuff! For this reason a well-organized and functional entryway can make life easier, and contribute to a cleaner and more organized home. There are a lot of beautiful built in options and furniture that can be purchased but the transformation doesn’t need to be expensive. Consider adding a shelf for seasonal décor or framed art to keep it personal and inviting.
Toys. For those with children toys can become a huge issue when trying to keep a clean space. Only keeping a small portion out at a time, and cycling through them, not only minimizes the likelihood of them taking over the house, but old toys become new again when they’re reintroduced. Additionally, lightweight storage containers placed on a low shelf make it easy for children to put everything away when they’re not in use.
Bookshelves. Be selective with your reading collection. You don’t need to keep every book you’ve read, only the most important ones should live on your bookshelf. Remember you can always store your favorites on an e-reader. A good goal is to keep your shelf only about 80% full.