Nearly 50% of surveyed homeowners said they won’t invite friends over if their home is cluttered.
Do you run around straightening up when someone is coming over? Do piles of things get dumped into the spare bedroom? Or does the clutter stop you from inviting friends or family over? According to a Rubbermaid survey conducted by Russell Research, you’re not alone.
Dealing with the clutter is the first step. I know, easier said than done, right? Here are some tips:
Short on storage space? Check what’s in your cupboards and closets and let go of what you no longer love, need, or use.
Too much stuff for the size of the space? Sort like things together and then decide how much to keep.
Do some things belong in a different room? Find a spot for them over there.
Keep your goal in mind, and take steps in that direction.
De-cluttering and organizing won’t happen overnight. Get help from family, friends, or a professional when the task is overwhelming or you need it done quickly.
Re-claim your space, time, and relationships. Professional Organizer, Bev Chandler, offers confidential and non-judgemental help with your organizing challenges. 306-536-9944
Has your garage become a storage center for everything but the kitchen sink? Do you have a hard time finding things? Are you tripping over everything? An organized garage can be a great space for storing the extras and tackling outdoor projects. Here’s how to get started: - Keep similar items together in designated areas; sports equipment, gardening tools, power tools, etc. - A workbench, with drawers and cupboards, gives a work surface and stores tools and supplies. An island workbench on wheels gives a movable work surface, with storage underneath. - Install shelving up high or above the garage door to hold seasonal, or rarely used items. These can hang from the rafters, or be mounted to the wall. - Cabinets with doors will make the space look neater. These can be short to hold a large power tool on top, or tall to store long items. Old fashioned lockers give a neat look to a garage. - Floor cleanup is quicker when items are hung up or placed on shelves. Specialty hooks are available for hard to hang items like sports equipment and gardening tools.
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Some laundry areas can be tight. And even those with more space can sometimes use a makeover. This closet-laundry area was transformed into an efficient space for getting tasks accomplished. - A shelving unit holds laundry baskets, going in or out of the space. - The top shelf keeps laundry supplies handy. - The iron and ironing board are hung on the wall. - The rod and hangers give a space for air drying. All this for the cost of a few materials. Perfect! For more organizing solutions, visit C&C Organizing. www.ccorganizing.ca
Basements can become a catch-all and dumping ground for all sorts of items that don’t have a home, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With spring around the corner it’s the perfect time to get your basement organized. - Decide on the functions of the space; storage, rec room, guest room, work-out area, reading nook, etc. - Sort and place items into the various areas, letting go of things you no longer need or want. - Purchase extra storage as needed, based on the size and function of the items. - Use cabinets with doors to create a calm space, especially in common areas. - Maintain the organization to keep the spaces neat, by putting things away right when they are taken downstairs. Visit www.ccorganizing.ca for more tips. If you have questions or need assistance, call, text, or email C&C Organizing at 306-536-8844, email@example.com