It’s been over a week since spring started, and that means spring cleaning is just around the corner. If you’re on top of your game, maybe you’ve already started the annual process of organizing your home and throwing out or donating some unneeded items.
As you know, we’re really into home organization and storage here, so this post will give you some tips to help your spring cleaning go smoothly. Along with organization tips, there’s also recommendations for products to buy that will help you improve how you store seasonal items and keep your home less cluttered.
Effectively pack away bulky winter blankets, coats, and sweaters with these tips, and organize the clutter that accumulated throughout your home during the dreary winter months. This guide will help you to effectively clean your home this spring.
First, Un-Winterize Your Household
An easy way to get the ball rolling on spring cleaning is to start by switching out all the heavy winter clothing and bedding for their lighter counterparts. If you live in the Midwest like us, you might want to wait a few weeks to start, so you can be prepared for the mid-spring chill that’s sure to happen before winter weather is finally gone. When you choose to pack up your seasonal winter items, check out SHRINK-PAK™ compression bags.
These vacuum bags allow for easy storage of seasonal clothes, so when you’re switching out winter sweaters for spring dresses you can easily store them in SHRINK-PAK™ space saving bags. They’re also great for wool blankets, warm winter comforters, and seasonal outerwear such as padded coats, hats, gloves, and scarfs. You can easily save space throughout your home by storing seasonal winter items in SHRINK-PAK™ bags.
Spring Cleaning Done Right
In addition to vacuuming, mopping floors, dusting, and cleaning furniture, spring cleaning is also a chance to get rid of some stuff taking up space inside your home. Go through your closet and dresser and donate clothes and shoes that you don’t need. A good rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn it in the last year, get rid of it.
You should go through every room in your house and determine what to keep and what can be donated—items such as décor, toys, cookware, and games. Outside of just cleaning, this is a great way to open up a little extra space in your home while also doing some good by donating items that are still in decent condition.
Do You Hate Having Papers Everywhere?
Coincidentally, the beginning of spring is right in the middle of tax season. This means your household has a lot of documents that you need to easily access, if you’re still figuring out how the whole taxes thing works, or documents that you have to store for your records if you’ve already completed your taxes (Good job!).
The Stola File Bin exists to meet your organization needs for the paper clutter around your home. This bin holds standard size file folders and is a stylish storage solution to organize the important documents in your home or any documents you want to be able to easily reference. You can kill two birds with one stone when you purchase our file bin: help organize your house and take care of important tax documents and other important files.
Stylishly Organize Your Home
Aside from removing the paper clutter in your life, all the various household items littered around your floors or counters also need a more permanent home. We have several products that are great for storing and organizing your household.
My favorite is one of our Stola products, the Full Bin with Lid. This decorative storage bin is a great way to hide your home’s clutter without having to hide the bin from guests. Get it in our Hummingbird Houndstooth or Indigo Banding pattern to stylishly store extra home décor, personal items, and craft supplies. The clear lid allows easy visibility of the contents within, so it’s also great for easily accessing stored items. I’m a fan of anything that serves a functional need while still being fashionable.
Another innovative storage solution we offer is the HI-RISE™ storage line, named for its lid design that allows you to Store Extra Stuff™. Whether you go for our storage bins or totes, these containers can be used to organize just about anything around your home. You can also safely organize them in the extra space in your garage, basement, or attic—they securely latch to help protect your belongings in these spaces.
Be Prepared for Spring Cleaning This Year
Do your spring cleaning the right way this year by following this process: clean, store, and donate. Your home will thank you for having less dust and more room. There’s a lot of products out there to help organize your home so you can be prepared to meet all your spring cleaning needs this year. Do you have any cleaning or organizing tips? Let us know in the comments!
Written and Published by Jessica – Writer at HMS Mfg. Co. for the Stola™ brand
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