The pools are closed and the backyard grills have been turned off. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air and your home suddenly has leaves whisking in through the front door. It’s time for your home to begin its transition into autumn. Not sure where to start? Don’t stress, Organization Made Simple, Inc. is here to provide helpful ideas to begin your journey into Fall.
Spring cleaning is the time to donate your unused or unwanted household items. Just because an item is no longer useful to you, doesn’t mean it isn’t useful to someone else. Here are a few steps to donating items you no longer wish to keep.
Have you ever had an item you were getting rid of in your house that you knew might be hazardous or need to be recycled in a particular way, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Rest easy – we have you covered!
It’s Tax Season! Its time to get out all the papers you have been shoving into boxes all year out and sort through them. (Unless of course you have been following this blog, in which case you are extremely prepared J)
With warm weather and tax season fast approaching its time to organize your basement. Organizing out of the way areas such as basement storage rooms help prepare for organization in other areas of the home. With tax season fast approaching, having an organized storage area will allow you to create useful and easily accessible storage solutions for your files that you don’t need to store in your office. Additionally, it will allow you to review what you do have and get rid of any unnecessary clutter.
The holidays are over and its time to get back to the daily grind. Start 2015 off organized with these 15-minute simple organization techniques that will save you time:
- Spend 15 minutes a day organizing something that drives you crazy
- Create a mail station – set up mailboxes on a desk, wall or bulletin board. Or, if you have space, make a separate bin for each member of your family.
- Stay on a schedule – get a calendar to write important events and deadlines on. Choose a different color to write in for each member of your family.
- Get Rid of Junk – spend 15 minutes a day removing junk from your house – your mind and house will instantly start to feel more organized.
- Spend 15 minutes grouping office supplies, household supplies, tools, etc. together and label them. This will make finding something SO much easier.
Start the rest of the year off right by adding 15 minutes of organizing to your life each day. Pick just one of the tasks from above and go from there. You can split it into three 5-minute sessions or go for all 15 minutes at once. Just do it!
The holidays are approaching and friends and family will be travelling from all over to gather together to celebrate in different cities. You may be hosting guests or be travelling as a guest at a friend or family members home this winter. It’s never easy to leave the convenience and comfort of your own home to be a guest in someone else’s house.
Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner! This year, set yourself up for Halloween storage success right from the start.
Decorating: Go ahead and get all your decorations out from previous years. Make three piles: everything you plan on using to decorate this year, halloween costumes that are still in circulation, and in the third pile put everything that you do not plan on using for decoration and old halloween costumes. Put everything in the third pile in a bag and donate it.
Its that time of year – the sun is shining, the grass is green and you and your family are spending a lot of time outdoors. The one area that tends to get out of control during this time of year is the garage. Summer months are spent going to concerts, sports games, doing home improvement projects and much much more. As the summer is dwindling down, kids are going back to school and now is the time to get your outdoor space organized.