Organization is crucial
Have you ever heard the old saying "There is a place for everything and everything in its place"? By establishing a system for where things are supposed to go, it is often far easier to keep them tidy.
A great way to get yourself on the path to a tidier home is to get organised - ensuring you have adequate shelving, cupboards and drawers to stow away specific items will help make clutter a thing of the past.
One smart solution is to allocate a cupboard, basket or other storage space to each member of the family, where they can toss gloves, hats, keys, wallets and handbags when they come in the door. This can cut down on clutter and will also ensure you never misplace essentials - such as your keys - when you are in a rush to get out the door.
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It's not surprising that the garage is among the most common places in your home for clutter to develop - after all, if you don't spend a lot of time in there, it is very easy to adopt an 'out of sight, out of mind' attitude to its contents.
The garage is also often home to a number of miscellaneous items, from tools to sporting equipment. Without an effective organisational solution in place, it can easily get cluttered and messy. Metal garage storage shelves is one way to easily combat this problem and ensure these items don't collect dust or get damaged sitting on the floor.
Make time for a deep clean
Once you've cleared up the clutter and set up an organised system where things can be put away, it's time to really get down to the nitty-gritty of spring cleaning.
Some people find that they like to make a weekend project out of this task and involve the whole family, while others prefer their deep cleaning to be done room by room. Whatever your preference, it is important to set up a schedule of who will be doing what jobs. For example, you may wish to assign each child a specific duty (one hoovers while the other dusts) or give them a checklist of jobs to complete in a particular room.
Of course, there are others still who prefer to leave the tough jobs to the professionals. If you're keen to get your carpets cleaned, for example, you can easily hire a machine to do the job - or you can send in the pros and avoid the heavy lifting.
Maintenance is key
Now that your home looks ship-shape, it is time to tackle the task of maintaining that spring clean feeling all year-round. Your organisational efforts are likely to pay off in terms of cutting the clutter - especially if you can get everyone into the habit of using their storage space.
In terms of cleaning, tackling one small job a day can often be more manageable than saving everything up for a weekend. Divide your home into seven sections (or six, if you fancy a well-deserved day off) and complete one section a day. Before you know it, you'll have turned maintenance into a habit.