Maintaining a sense of order and organization in your home will heighten and highlight its beauty.
Many people who are burdened with a hectic schedule and do not have the luxury of help often put off the task of cleaning their homes. The first thing that they will need to do is to make a commitment to cleaning. It can take days, weeks, and even months before you can get rid of unused items. Even after cleaning everything, you will still have to maintain its cleanliness.
Living rooms must always have a good and lasting impression to the guests. Since we can be sentimental, we tend to keep collectibles and mementos on our shelves. But when it gets too much, you risk losing the emotional impact. Don’t be a hoarder. Get rid of those items from your living room shelves that provide no purpose or style. Inspect the rest of the furniture for damages as well so that the pieces can be repaired or replaced.
The kitchen is an accepted area for entertaining, relaxing, and bonding. Clear your cupboards to make the kitchen look more polished and be more productive for your meal preparations. Examine the contents from time to time. Check the expiration dates, product state, and the packaging to avoid any mishaps. Built-in shelves help in further organizing the rest of the pantry items. Keep the smaller pieces such as bottles of spices in a spice rack and leave them on your countertop. Check the condition of your tools and appliances to find out if an upgrade to a newer model is needed.
Evaluate your clothes and keep the clothes that fit and flatter your body. If the piece is worn, tattered, too tight, or too loose on you, or if it is no longer in sync with your character and lifestyle, let it go. Reorganize the remaining contents with clear plastic dividers and organizers. Use the dividers for your drawers to make it much easier for you to find whatever you need. Smaller items such as ties, belts, and accessories can be kept in plastic organizers.
*This article has been revised for online reading. The original article appeared on the February 2014 issue of My Home Magazine. Get the e-mag version My Home Magazines on Magzter.