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Spring cleaning tricks to stay organized

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Laugh in the face of dust-bunnies and piles of dirty hamper monsters and get it together with these easy to follow do it yourself organization tips.

Laugh in the face of dust-bunnies and piles of dirty hamper monsters and get it together with these easy to follow do it yourself organization tips.

Spring! It’s that time of year again – the light at the end of the tunnel when the count down to warmer weather is turning from fantasy to reality. Once you start to hear the birds begin to chirp you know it’s time to freshen things up a little. Pull up the blinds and let some sunlight into your winter dungeon, it’s time to do some spring cleaning.

The only problem with spring cleaning is that you never seem to stay organized, otherwise it wouldn’t be a big to-do every year, would it? This year, laugh in the face of dust-bunnies and piles of dirty hamper monsters and get it together with these easy to follow do it yourself organization tips.

Tips for decluttering the kitchen
Keeping your cabinets organized can be a challenge. Create a section against the side of the cupboard to store your pans. All you need to keep these standing is a couple of tension curtain rods, suggested DIY & Crafts blog. You can also use the rods underneath your sink to hang your cleaning supplies from instead of throwing them in a sticky heap.

Use the interior of the cabinet doors for storage. Install mini curtain rods on the doors so you can hang garbage bag rolls or paper towels from instead of wasting space by leaving them in their boxes, said the source. While you’re installing things, consider getting a spice rack to free up some space in your drawers. Pro tip: Alphabetize the spices so you can find them easier. Keep your aluminum foil, snack bags and plastic wrap tidy in one place by using a magazine holder.

If you don’t have much cabinet or counter space you should invest in a peg board, recommended DIY& Crafts. This way you can hang all your pots and free up some much needed space. You can also get creative and repurpose things like a garden trellis as your peg board. But what do you do with the lids? Use a wall magazine rack of course! Now all your cookware will be at your finger tips. Finally, try a turn table in the refrigerator so you never have to dig around for things in the back again.

Tips for keeping your bathroom fresh
Bathrooms can get dirty quickly, but not if everything has a safe place to be tucked away. Use hooks to hang your hair drier, straightener or curling iron instead of throwing them in a basket and risking the cords getting tangled, said DIY Cozy Home blog. Your leftover sauce or mason jars can be reused as storage containers to keep your cotton balls, Q-tips and even your toothbrushes separate in your cupboards. Use a basket to store all your toilet paper and keep it next to your toilet so no one gets stranded again.

Tips for a tidy bedroom
When you aren’t wearing your BABY-G watch you need a safe place to keep it, right? Consider using a hanger to keep all your jewelry organized and in one place, Said DIY & Crafts. Hangers are also great for scarves and belts too. Or if you have the space, throw your pony tail holders, bracelets and watches on an old bottle for a unique way to keep things organized.

Place divider shelves in your closet to keep stacks of sweaters from falling over and making a mess. Use a plastic shoe organizer to display makeup or other tiny accessories, that way you’ll be able to see whatever you need right in front of you instead of having to dig around a dirty makeup bag.

Tips for making your living room cozy
Your living room is undoubtedly filled with wires for cable, Wi-Fi, laptops, cell phone chargers, lamps – the list goes on. But wires are a total eyesore and detract from the coziness of your room. LifeHack offered a simple solution: Grab binder clips and screw them into the wall or TV stand, or wherever the majority of your wires are located. This way you can clip them all together and keep them out of your way. You can also hide wires, or clutter in general, with some old books. If you have some novels you aren’t going to read again laying around, deconstruct them and glue together the spines of the book so it creates a wall to hide your mess, suggested the source.

 

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