5 Simple Home Organization Tips for Spring Cleaning

Ottawa! Spring is here! The weather in Ottawa is fantastic and it is only going to get better as we move into Summer. This time of year is when we love to declutter, organize and improve our homes. This blog will give 5 Tips For Home Organization, a step-by-step guide to get started, decluttering advice and the top tips to STAY ORGANIZED after your hard work. Improving the organization of your home can improve the real estate value, and improve the quality of life and your mindset. Decluttering and organizing can feel daunting but with the Hamre Real Estate Team's comprehensive guide to organization, you can tackle any mess with confidence and efficiency. 

5 Simple Home Organization Tips for Spring Cleaning

1. Get rid of clutter: The first step to any good spring cleaning is to get rid of the clutter. Go through your home and get rid of anything that you don't need or use anymore. This will help to declutter your space and make it easier to clean. More on this topic later in the blog so stay tuned! 

2. Create a cleaning schedule: Once you have decluttered your home, the next step is to create a cleaning schedule. This will help you to keep on track with your cleaning and make sure that everything gets done. Create a specific list and check items off as you go. This will allow you to see your progress and keep things on track. 

3. Spring for some quality cleaning supplies: Having the right cleaning supplies can make a big difference when it comes to getting your home sparkling professional clean. Make sure to invest in some high-quality cleaners, sponges, and other tools that will make your life easier. Some equipment upgrades that you could make would be switching from a mop to a Swiffer Wet Jet or Swiffer Sweeper Wet. These allow for a more consistent clean. Make sure you grab some dusters, paper towels and Windex to clean all surfaces. 

4. Set aside some time each day: Spring cleaning can be a big job, so it's important to set aside some time each day to focus on cleaning. Even if you can only spare 30 minutes, this will help you to stay on track and get the job done. This can be part of your schedule or a more general guideline. 

5. Reward yourself: After all your hard work, don't forget to reward yourself! Whether it's taking a break to relax or treating yourself to something special. For some, this may be the most important step. A beautiful Ottawa home is rewarding enough for many but nevertheless, why not reward yourself. 

Here are some spectacular Ottawa activities that you can look forward to trying as the weather gets warmer. 

Organizing Your Home Step by Step

Well now you have the tips to take action, but how do you get started? This section of the blog will give you a step-by-step guide to get going and make your home organized. 

Organizing your home can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. By taking things one step at a time, you can get your home organized in no time.

Similar to our previous section on 5 Tips, the first step is to declutter. Get rid of anything that you don't need or use anymore. This will make it easier to organize the things that you do need. Getting things out of the way will open up space for your organization to take place. 

Next, come up with a plan for how you want to organize your space. Make sure to consider how you use each room and what would work best for your needs. Once you have a plan, start putting things in their new places. What is your organizational goal? Do you want to convert a den into an office? Are you looking to create a new living space? Do you want to maximize the functionality of your home? Do you simply want to declutter and tidy up? 

One goal could be to maximize the use of your home's square footage. For a complete breakdown on how to make the most of your home's space, read our blog on the topic here.

Make your plan and then put it into action. Decide where items will go. Designate areas for certain types of items. For example, designate a place for new mail coming in, a location for books, office supplies, cleaning supplies etc. 

Finally, don't forget to maintain your new organization system. This is an ongoing endeavour, later in the blog, we will discuss strategies to make this a constant habit. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your home organized all year long! 

The Best Way To Declutter Your Home

1. The best way to declutter your home is to start with one room at a time. Don’t try to tackle your entire house all at once. This will just overwhelm you and make the task seem impossible. Make smaller goals and accomplish them to encourage yourself rather than being stuck trying to clean your entire Ottawa home all at once. 

2. Once you have selected a room to start with, go through each item and decide whether you want to keep it, donate it, or throw it away. This can be a tough process, but it’s important to be ruthless. If you haven’t used something in six months, chances are you don’t need it. Hold it in your hand for a moment and think to yourself "Does this bring me joy". If the answer is no, then get rid of it.

3. Once you have sorted through all of your belongings, it’s time to start cleaning. Dust, vacuum, and scrub until everything is sparkling clean. Before putting everything away start cleaning, This is when you will be able to get into those hard-to-clean areas. This is the most satisfying part of the process!

4. Finally, put everything back in its place. Make sure everything has a home so that it’s easy to find when you need it. A tidy home will help reduce stress and make your life more enjoyable.

Top Tips For Staying Organized

1. Make a plan: Before you start decluttering, take a few minutes to make a plan. What areas of your home do you want to focus on? What items do you want to get rid of? Having a plan will help you stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed.

2. Set aside some time: Spring cleaning in Ottawa can be a big job, so make sure you set aside enough time to get it done. Dedicate a few hours each week to decluttering and cleaning until the job is finished.

3. Donate or sell unwanted items: One of the best ways to declutter your home is to donate or sell items that you no longer need or want. This will help you get rid of clutter while also helping others.

4. Invest in storage solutions: If you find that you have too many belongings and not enough storage space, invest in some storage solutions. Shelves, baskets, and boxes can all help you keep your home more organized.

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help: If you’re struggling to get your home organized, don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends or family members. They can give you some help! 

For some BONUS TIPS on how to stay organized you can read our previous blog on the topic here! 

Conclusion

There you have it! Some simple home organization tips to make your Ottawa home the very best it can be!  By following these tips, you can declutter your Ottawa home and make it more organized and functional. So what are you waiting for? Start spring cleaning today!

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