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Find Your Zen With These Storage & Organization Solutions

Whether you’re inspired by the approach of Spring or preparing your home for an open house, decluttering, cleaning and getting organized is a terrific way to get ready for change and start fresh. However, as we all know, finding the motivation to get organized and get the job done is often easier said than done.  Check out these tips for storage and organization that will help you find your zen:

Downsize your belongings

Minimalism is all the rage today and for good reason. Getting rid of items and belongings you no longer need or use is a great way to make staying organized easier and will help you create a more tranquil living space. If you’re planning on a move in the future, downsizing will also help to make this process a little less cumbersome. 

If you’re a bit of a pack rat, start slowly and ease into it. Begin by going through your closets and cupboards and get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in the last year, even if you think there’s a small chance you may wear it again! Remember, although 90’s styles seem to be experiencing a bit of a revival as of late, it’s unlikely that that vintage neon windbreaker is going to see the light of day again. 

Make use of unused space 

Once you’ve downsized your belongings and donated any gently used items you no longer need, it’s time to get creative. For those living in a condo or other smaller space, getting creative is key. Unconventional spaces, like the nook underneath the stairs or the cranny between the fridge and the wall, for example, can provide clever storage opportunities. You can also re-assess your current storage systems and change them up if they aren’t working for you and your family. 

Doing your research online or looking through magazines is a terrific way to discover the many ways to make the most out of your space. Pinterest, for example, is a valuable resource – full of smart, budget-friendly, and innovative ideas for maximizing all and any unused areas throughout your home that need organizing. Log in and get pinning!

Get smart with storage 

Finally, to stay sane and inspired when it comes to getting organized, it’s also a good idea to get smart with your storage. When organizing and packing away your items, try to organize by seasons, putting away your fall and winter items in the spring and summer bins, and vice versa. 

In addition to organizing by season, it’s important to label everything so you can keep track and easily access your belongings. Label the contents of boxes clearly so you can retrieve something quickly when it’s needed. For example, instead of just writing “Kitchen”, you can actually list each item right on the box, such as “Blender, cookbooks, water bottles, travel mugs”. Opting for square or rectangular containers to store your goods is also a smart idea as these are easier to stack and store. 

Getting rid of items you no longer use, getting smart with your storage and using under-utilized space in your home will help you declutter and get organized in time for Spring, your open house, or both!

If you are looking to sell your home this Spring in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Grey Highlands, Blue Mountain or the Georgian Triangle, connecting with an experienced and motivated Realtor® is also key. Connect with us today by calling (705) 445 -7085 to see how we can help.