Step 1. Know Where To Look
There are certain places are the house that we hardly ever think about. Here is a list of places you might want to check for dirt and dust the next time you bust out the vacuum:
- floors and walls under and around big furniture (chairs, couches, tables etc.)
- window sills, baseboards and trim can be ideal places for dust and dirt to hide
- the tops of ceiling fans + inside light fixtures are great places for cobwebs
- areas around your front and back doors often collect dirt or dust (especially mats)
Step 2. Keep, Toss, Donate
Clutter is one of the main challenges most homeowners face and Spring is a great time to take this challenge head on. Start by making a list of things you need to sort. Most common items include:
- clothes (with the seasons changing now is the perfect time to sort them)
- electronics (find a bin which will take your broken electronics and recycle them properly. Not only will it help declutter your home, it's also much better for the environment than throwing them in the garbage. There's one located out front of the Burlington Mall)
- home decorations (outdoor + indoor)
Step 3. Organize
Now that you've sorted through your stuff you can decide if you have enough space to store it. Places we often see clutter include:
- counter tops
Do your research, and see what you have to work with and where you can add storage to your home.
There are tons of great ideas for creating more storage in your home.