With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to declutter and organize your living space. These organizational tips and tricks will help motivate and inspire you to create the perfect living space for summer.
Get your house ready for summer
Declutter your home
The first step to an organized house is decluttering. It’s virtually impossible to effectively organize your living space when you have too much going on.
These rooms are typically the most cluttered rooms in a home and are often the hardest to get -- and keep -- organized.
Decluttering rule: If you haven’t used it in the last year, get rid of it!
After decluttering these spaces and the rest of your home, donate your unused items to a charity or organization for a tax write-off or plan a yard sale to make some extra spending money for summer.
Organize your home
Part of organizing is preparing for what’s to come. What might your house need for the warmer summer months? Will the kids be playing outside more? Will there be more trips to the beach? Long family bike rides? And what about block parties and entertaining? Here are a few things to prepare and organize you for the summer fun ahead.
Get your kitchen and kitchen cabinets ready for the summer by organizing them.
These simple organizational solutions keep the clutter to a minimum and are a great way to easily organize your garage.
Mudroom or entryway organization
Keeping the entry point to your home decluttered and organized is extremely important. It's so easy to use this space as a catchall, which then becomes a black hole of misplaced items.
Use your storage space wisely by changing up your coat closet for summer.
More on home organization
If you don’t have a mudroom or entryway and use your garage instead, utilize a portion of garage wall space to hang items that you grab while running out the door or items that get lost or misplaced easily. Organize shoes by assigning each family member a basket and placing them next to the door into the house.