Feeling the need to change your space?
The festive season is over and the holiday decorations have finally come down, leaving your home feeling emptier…but something still just doesn’t seem quite right.
A new year usually sparks a need to clear and declutter and re-imagine our spaces even before “spring cleaning” time hits, as a way to make us feel like we’re getting a fresh start.
And with all of us spending so much more time at home, we’re noticing the things we want to change that much more! We all deserve spaces we love to live in but that doesn’t have to mean a huge overhaul or renovation. If you’re feeling this need for change, we’ve got you! With the help of our friends over at In Order Co., here are our top 5 simple tips to help you take your spaces (and your mind) from cluttered and overwhelming to organized and intentional.
Start by taking everything out – all items off shelves, out of drawers and bins, etc. and lay them out. You will quickly realize how much stuff you really have!
Then group like items together. This can be really eye-opening and will help you decide what items you might be able to get rid of. Start to pile things you want to toss, keep and donate separately. Having garbage bags handy that you can put the items right into for garbage and donation is really helpful here so that all you’re left with is the items you want to keep.
Now that you only have only the things you’re keeping left and they’re all organized with other like items, you can start to find places for them. There are so many different organizing tools and products out there now, you can easily purchase a few to help you corral everything in an organized manner. Bins of all sizes, drawer organizers, baskets, shelving pieces… the list goes on. But start with what you already have first and only purchase these organizing tools once you’ve determined a real need for them.
3. CLEANNow that everything is put away you can give the space a good deep clean. Imagine how much easier cleaning is going to be from now on too, making tackling your weekly cleaning list much less daunting for the rest of the year (and beyond!).
4. ASSESS YOUR CURRENT DESIGN SITUATIONNow that you have all the “stuff” put away, you can view the space with a clearer eye and start to make some decisions. What décor do you like that you already have and what do you want to change? Start to make a list to map out your plans for the room.
5. CONSCIOUSLY CURATE
Unless you really dislike all the pieces you currently have, it’s likely that most things in your space are ones that fit the space and your style, you may just need a few swaps or additions to level up the look. Some pieces that do this quickly and easily are adding or changing art pieces, pillows and blankets, and some seasonal finds for shelves, wall units, tables, etc. Make sure not to overdo it! Go in with your list of specific items you’re looking for or particular areas of the room you’re wanting to fill to ensure the space remains clear and you’re not over cluttering it again.
And there you have it, our top 5 tips to get your home organized and looking fresh and beautiful. Get ready to love your space again! Have fun!
P.S. If you need help decluttering and organizing your space, be sure to check out In Order Co. They are a full-service professional organizing company serving Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo and the surrounding areas. They take pride in making people’s homes and businesses incredibly functional and beautiful.
And if you need help with re-imagining your space, be sure to check out our website, Volumes of Space, for all your interior design needs. We have in-person and E-Design options to match every style, budget and lifestyle. We are passionate about helping you create an original space that complements your lifestyle in both form and function.