Spring cleaning season is upon us, so it's time to freshen up and overhaul your house. The important components of revamping your home for a new season, in addition to completing deep cleaning tasks like washing your windows and floors, is getting organized and updating your space. Here are four tips to get you started:
The first step in any spring cleaning project is decluttering your home. Go through each room and get rid of the excess. Make three piles: keep, donate and toss. Split the "keep" pile into two categories: the items you want to store in plain view (on wall mount shelves, for example), and another group of things you want to hide away in the basement, garage or attic. Take plastic, metal and paper items from the "toss" group to a recycling center and throw out the rest. Everything you want to donate can be picked up by a charity group or taken to a donation center.
2. Add smart storage
Living space – So you won't have any clutter problems in the future, make sure you set up a smart storage system. Start with a modular wall panel storage system, because it can change with you as your needs evolve. Install wall cabinets in your living room to provide storage for your home office. Or you can use wall shelves as a floating bookcase.
Basement, attic and garage – To create storage in these three areas, install wall mount cabinets on panels – this will allow you to store your belongings without dust building up. The cabinets can hold up to 50 pounds per shelf, while the panels can hold 100 pounds per square foot. The panels are also resistant to mold and mildew, making them a perfect option for attics.
Storage closet – Don't forget about organizing your storage closet! The slats of the panels can be cut to fit virtually any space, so install them in your closet along with shelves, wall bins and hooks. For example, you can store your disinfecting sprays on wire shelves along with towels. Then you'll free up space to store additional supplies, like laundry detergent. Flow Wall's Gravity Hooks are great for holding brooms and mops. There are also specialty hooks for sports supplies like racquets and ski equipment.
3. Refresh linens
Changing out your linens is a quick and easy way to freshen up your home for spring. Swap out your window drapes for lightweight versions that let the light and warm air in. Replace your bedding with white linens that let the natural light reflect around your bedroom while allowing you to feel energized.
4. Incorporate greenery
Indoor plants are great for adding color and improving the air quality in your home. A parlor palm looks great sitting on an end table in the living room, while a ponytail palm works on the floor positioned in the corner of the room. Additionally, the greenery will brighten up the look and feel of your space.