April 25, 2017 2 min read
Updated January 19, 2021
Spring cleaning. Two words that hold excitement for some but a sense of dread and despair for others. Regardless of how these two little words make you feel, we’re here to lift your spirits because it’s not so bad. These home organization essentials are a great kick-starter for your cleaning this spring. And, hey, if all else fails, it can’t get much worse than the status quo, right?
Small Containers and Trays
Clear off your countertops without actually clearing off your countertops. Small containers and shallow trays give a more cohesive look to counters, bar tops, and coffee tables by condensing and organizing what might otherwise be mistaken for clutter.
Open top baskets hold everything from spare towels to loose documents and magazines. They can also tidy and organize any open shelving that you have in your home.
There are so many things you can store over your door—shoes, coats, towels . . . the list goes on. Over-the-door storage maximizes unused space, especially when used on the inside of a closet door. By keeping items off your floor, you’ll also make your home look more spacious.
If you are guilty of piling all your clothes onto a chair or sofa in your room to the point that things start falling off, having a hanging rack willbe your saving grace. You’ll also have your chair or sofa back for reading and other leisurely activities.
Get rid of those partially opened boxes of spaghetti and half-opened containers of Q-tips and put them in chic glass, ceramic, or acrylic storage canisters. Go the extra mile by labeling your containers using chalkboard tape and chalk pens.
Hidden Storage Spots
If you can’t organize it, hide it. Storage benches and ottomans or coffee tables with sneaky storage spots offer a fast way to stash items before the arrival of a last-minute guest or for larger items, such as spare blankets, that aren’t always used.
Wishing you the best of luck with your spring cleaning!