A new year is upon us and it’s time to start acting on your resolutions. And now for the good news: if organizing your home is on the list, we can help make this seemingly daunting and time-consuming task a bit more manageable.
Just tackle two of these simple to-dos a week and see how much cleaner, better organized, and more spacious your home becomes in just one month. Even better, each of the recommended tasks below can be accomplished in an hour or less.
Start with what annoys you.
Whether you’re tired of staring at that pile of things you meant to donate or sick of not being able to find anything in your home office, spend an hour on that one task to get your organizing juices flowing.
Set aside a box.
As you come across items that you no longer need or use, toss them in the designated box. At the end of the month, donate, give away, recycle, or throw the contents away. And who knows, you might get so into the swing of things that one box turns into several.
Set up a command center – or two.
Add hooks and bins near your entryway to keep winter gear from piling up by the door. Also, designate a place for mail, keys, and important notices to prevent them from piling up on your kitchen counters.
Organize your utensil drawer.
Remove everything from the drawer and weed out all the gadgets and utensils you no longer use. Then add some drawer dividers to keep what’s left neatly compartmentalized.
Downsize the contents of your cabinets.
When was the last time you checked the expiration date on those canned goods, or matched lids to your food storage containers? And do you really need five pie plates?
Pare down the knick-knacks.
It may be hard to part with all those books and collectables that have taken over your shelves, mantle, and display cases. But doing so will make your home appear lighter and brighter. Keep your favorites and perhaps donate the rest; or, at least box them so you can swap them out from time to time.
Clean up your paperwork.
Shred documents containing personal information you no longer need, scan those you want or need, and neatly file the rest.
Speaking of paperwork, do you have a record of the last time your furnace was serviced or repaired? Even without a paper trail, can you answer that question? If not, it’s probably time to have your furnace professionally cleaned and inspected to ensure its reliable and energy-efficient operation. For the best in home heating preventive maintenance, contact Optimum Air today.