Spring Cleaning and Organizing Go Together
Cleaning and organizing go hand-in-hand. Each complimenting the other.
Here’s what I mean:
There is no point in organizing a space that is dirty. You will not feel good about your work if you do. You can’t really clean your place until it’s organized.
PURGE the contents – get rid of unused/unwanted/outdated items.
GROUP like things together.
NOW you can put things back, remembering to go vertical when possible to maximize the use of your space. You will see uses for new containers/shelving to make everything visible. This system works with any of your spaces.
Now to organize your cleaning.
I have a weekly cleaning schedule – by task, not by room. I don’t want to get out glass cleaner, for instance, every day. It is more efficient to clean all the mirrors in the house at once. The same for floors, or dusting, or any of your cleaning tasks. Besides being more efficient with your time, it also encourages you to visit each room more frequently, in your ‘cleaning mode’, helping you to notice items that have strayed from their ‘homes’ so you keep clutter at bay.
Happy Cleaning and Organizing!
Kim’s Organizing Solutions
Serving Montgomery, Conroe, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Huntsville, and Northwest Houston areas