Keeping your home organized is a task that involves constant upkeep. Cleaning isn’t just for springtime, however. Summer is the perfect time to take a few extra steps for your home’s organization and cleanliness.
Follow along with the summer home organization checklist below. It’ll help keep your home looking its best from this season into the next!
- Re-organize your cupboards and take inventory of the things you want to keep, donate, or throw away.
- When putting things away, take time to group them into like areas. Keep mugs with mugs, match containers with their lids, and hang that spice rack you've been avoiding.
- Consider the things you use the most and put them within reach. Move the pots and pans you use to the front of the cupboard. Re-organize your utensil drawers so you can easily grab your commonly used utensils. Inversely, move the things you don’t use very often out of your way. If you don’t use the popcorn popper very often, stash it in the back of your cupboard.
- Remember to move things when you wipe down the counters. When was the last time you cleaned behind the toaster oven?
- Determine which appliances you use the most and least. Consider putting away the ones that aren't used regularly to clear space.
- Remove everything from cabinets, shelves, and drawers. Wipe them down, especially frequently ignored places like beneath the sink.
- Check expiration dates on items like medicine and makeup. Throw away the things that are expired and make a list of any medications that need replacing.
- Go through everything in your bedroom and divide it into three piles: keep, donate, and throw away.
- When you're looking through your closet, take out anything you aren't currently wearing and store in a plastic container. You don’t need those sweaters right now, so put them away.
- Declutter the top of your dresser and nightstand. Throw away outdated medications or self-care items like lotions, eye masks, and chapstick.
- Take stock of what's in there. Garages are a common dumping ground for the things we're not sure what to do with. Organize everything into three piles: keep, donate, and toss.
- If you don't have storage space in your garage, trying putting up some affordable metal shelving. You can use shelving to store things without them turning into dusty piles.
- When you’re organizing groups of stuff, use distinctly-labeled plastic storage boxes. Containers protect items from dust and decay and make your stuff easy to find when you need it.
No matter how aggressive your summer clean-out, you’ll probably run across some stuff you don’t want to part with. That’s where Storage Direct comes in. We offer a wide variety of storage unit rental options to store and protect anything you could give us. Happy summer, and happy cleaning