March 20th is the official first day of spring, and what better way to celebrate than spending all day inside spring cleaning? Actually, there are a lot of better things you can do, so tell us how you make your spring cleaning as efficient as possible!
We’d like you to share your best spring cleaning tips and create an idea board of Wayfair cleaning, storage, and organization related items. Also feel free to share some tips on how you make chores fun or how you involve your family!
Spring Cleaning! What’s not to love? Right? WRONG! I try to keep my house in a clean “lived-in” look. It’s not uncommon to find towels on the bathroom floor, or shoes by the door, and dishes in the sink. There are just a million other ways that I’d to be spending my time on.
Over the last few months, I’ve been taking smaller organizational projects as opposed to reorganizing the entire house at once. Last month, I ended my epic battle with folding chairs in the hall closet. A simple reorganization of the closet meant that I get to keep all my toes! It took two days, but it looked awesome when it was done.
Next on my re-organization list, you ask? The linen closet, this is before:
Awful, right? I’m actually a little embarrassed that I posted the pictures on the Internet! In this scenario, I first took everything out of the closet and sorted the items by like kind.
Then, I went through each category of item and discarded any items that were worn, stained, or in the case of sheets were missing pieces. In the end, I took a trash bag full of linens to the local thrift store.
The linen closet after:
Still needs work, but I’d say it wins the award for most improved closet. I’ve ordered fabric baskets to store washcloths and kitchen towels in rather than keeping these items on a shelf.
Tip One: Fold the fitted sheet, flat sheet, and fold one pillowcase (leave the second pillowcase out). Neatly place the fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase into the second pillowcase. Storing your sheets this way, ensure that you will have all of the pieces together the next time you make a bed. You’ll never again have mismatched pillowcases.
Tip Two: A wall hanging organizer is a great way to use previously unused space to organize items. I used the hanging organizer to store cleanser, soaps, deodorant, and toothpaste.
Tip Three: Teamwork makes the dreamwork! While I did the majority of the work, my husband did help me decide what items we would discard… we had some laughs about some of the items that somehow managed to find their way to our linen closet.
The best find of the day, I found six hand soaps from Bath & Body. Apparently I got some good deals during their last sale! At least, we can now find it. Check out my WayFair Idea Board for organizational tools.