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SPRING CLEARING

Get excited for spring by spending time clearing and organizing spaces that are more frequently used in warm weather. Here are some simple tips to help indoor and outdoor space become a sanctuary of calm and balance.

Changing Seasons

Changing over clothes from winter to spring is a great starting point. A helpful strategy is to sort and hang items by clothing type, length and color. Hang bottoms together (pants, capris, skirts, shorts, etc.) and do the same with tops, etc. and within each category sort by length and then by color (light to dark). Go through clothes and accessories, donating anything that doesn’t fit or get worn, make a pile of items needing repair and toss anything that is badly ripped or stained.

Outdoor Spaces

Next, focus on spring-worthy spots in the home, such as: the porch, deck, patio and sunroom. Take an inventory and create a list by area, of what needs to be done to get these areas back in shape. The list could include: sweeping, sanding, painting, staining, clearing out old furniture and decor, as well as purchasing a few new items. Do the same type of assessment for the yard, and once the snow has melted, focus on that area as well.

Function with Flair

Now look at the garage, mudroom and laundry room. Make a list of what needs to be done and think about ways to make these spaces more efficient. Add a quick touch of flair to the mudroom and/or laundry area by adding a new paint color or hanging new pictures to make these functional areas warm and inviting.

          Doing small tasks can make a big difference in the home. Make spring clearing a happy and positive step in adding calm and balance to daily life.

Sherry Onweller, owner of Everyday Organizing Solutions, is a professional organizer that provides sympathetic and nonjudgmental organizing, de-cluttering and time management services to residential and business clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For information, call 908-619-4561, email SOnweller@aol.com or visit EverydayOrganizingSolutions.com.

 

 

 

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