Spring organization might be the last thing on your mind after the holiday season, but we are here to help! It’s time to pack away our winter clothes and bring out the warm weather items for a fresh start! These 6 spring organization tips are sure to inspire and make your life easier.
1. Junk drawer
The infamous junk drawer, as much as some of us hate to admit it we all have a drawer somewhere in our house or apartment where we throw random items that don’t have a designated spot. Sometimes this drawer gets so cluttered it becomes hard to open and close. After some spring organization, you’ll have a junk drawer that looks amazing.
Drawer organizing cubes can be a lifesaver! Different shapes and sizes can be arranged to fit in any type of drawer. Large cubes can be used for keys, tape, important receipts, smaller ones can hold loose change, headphones, paper clips, or hair ties, and the skinny, long ones are perfect for pencils, pens, and markers!
2. Pantry Pile Up
Whether you spend a lot of your time in the pantry or not, it can be unpleasant to the eye and overwhelming when there are rows and rows of boxes and cans scattered around the shelves. When buying new groceries, often stuff gets pushed to the back or hidden so it ends up going bad! Having all pantry items organized into bins and arranged by category can stop food from going bad and purchasing something you already have. Bags can be annoying and without clips things like crackers and chips can go stale. Clear bins with lids allow you to see what’s inside without having to worry! Toss the bulky boxes filled with individual snacks and switch to wire bins which can be used to organize granola bars, small treats, and other snacks.
3. From The Floor To The Door
After a long day, it can be easy to throw stuff on the floor and plop onto the couch or bed. Sometimes the shoes and bags that get put onto the floor stay there for days. With nowhere to put this stuff, it can make a room look messy and it can be hard to find what you need! Spring organization is the perfect time to go through shoes and bags that won’t be used during the warm season.
A quick trick for organizing bags, shoes, and other miscellaneous items you might use on a daily basis, is an over the door organizer. This takes the mess from the floor and organizes it on the back of a door. Items are easy to find and grab when heading out the door. They make these for shoes, clothes, bags, and even accessories!
4. Donate or Store Away
Bulky coats and sweaters don’t need to stay out during the spring! Before bringing out spring clothes, go through all of your winter items and donate anything you didn’t wear or things that don’t fit anymore. There are many donation places where you can drop off unwanted clothing and shoes. After figuring out what winter clothes need to be donated and which ones are staying, you need to buy large storage bins with a lid. Neatly roll or fold your clothing and place it into the bins based on tops, bottoms, jackets, and shoes. Before storing the bins away, label them as winter clothes and what exactly is in the bins, that way if you ever need anything you don’t have to dig through bins of clothes to find it! Having storage bins makes it easy to store them under a bed, in an attic, or on top of closet shelves in an organized matter.
5. Velvet Hangers
This trend is something I never thought I would give into, is there really a difference in using velvet hangers compared to plastic ones? Velvet hangers are less bulky than plastic ones and they hold onto your clothes so they don’t fall off when shuffling through them. They also create a uniform look and don’t get tangled up with each other. This will probably be the most time-consuming spring organization tip but it will make the biggest difference. Using random hangers of different styles can make the closet look unorganized. Thankfully since velvet hangers have become so popular you can find them at numerous home stores and they offer packs of them that won’t break the bank.
6. Clothing Drawer Organizers
Having to dig to the bottom of a drawer to find a t-shirt or pair of shorts can sometimes make a mess and your clothes become unfolded. Sometimes my drawers become so cluttered it’s hard to close them and my clothes get shifted around when I try. An easy way to stay organized and keep your drawers from looking messy is organizers that slide into your drawers. Using these can make it easier to find the clothing you are looking for without shuffling through everything in the drawer. They come in different shapes and sizes so it is able to adjust to your needs and the size of your drawers.