Spring is the time of renewal. It’s the time of flowers blooming and birds singing. It is also the time to go cleaning. We know how tricky spring cleaning could be, so we’ve taken the liberty to come up with several tips that will come in handy when you organize for spring cleaning. Here on the first part of the two part Organization Hacks series, we will be dealing with two of the most cluttered areas at home, the bathroom and the closet.
1. Get rid of the products that you have not been using for the past three months. This way you can let go of products that you may have deemed irrelevant or ineffective for you. Do not forget to get rid of empty or near empty containers lying around. You will be surprised as to how the number of products in your bathroom will be reduced to a minimum and would reintroduce you to an old friend, space.
2. Keep the products you often use within your reach. That way, there will be no reason for you to scramble through cupboards and drawers when you need them. At the same time, keep products that you seldom use out of sight. Keep them inside your bathroom drawer so that it won’t add to the clutter of your bathroom sink.
3. Create compartments with your bathroom drawer using mini baskets you can get at a dollar store. Those cheap, tiny baskets you usually find in stores will do wonders in helping you organize your drawers. You can organize by owner or by usage of the product. For example, one basket is for body needs, while the other is for hair care, or one basket is for yourself and the other is for your housemate.
4. Organize your medicine cabinet using mini clear plastic boxes. Designate each box for a different type of ailment. Another thing to do is to get rid of medicine that are already expired or are nearing their expiry dates. That way, you can get rid of those empty or useless bottles you won’t need. This could also lessen the possibility of someone taking bad medicine.
1. Reduce the number of your clothes by answering this important question: “Have I worn this for the past three months?” If you have, then you can put it right back in your rack, and if not, feel free to decide whether you want to toss it out or give it to charity.
2. Get rid of clothes that no longer fit you well. It’s time to toss those too tight jeans, and that overly baggy t-shirt that never really worked for you. This might even be a great opportunity for you to shop for new clothes!
3. Arrange your clothes by color to make it easier for you to find them. It will also make your closet look better and more organized. Do not forger that you also need to get uniform, sturdy hangers to add a classy neat look to your wardrobe.
4. Fold your shirts in a way that you can easily see their designs. Stack them up vertically as shown in the image below so that you won’t have to ruin neat piles you have arranged just to find a specific shirt.
5. Put your seasonal clothes inside vacuum packs and hide them in boxes. Your winter clothes has no room in your closet during the summer, and the same could be said to your summer clothes during the winter. Putting them in vacuum bags reduces the space they need to occupy, adding more closet space for you.