SPRING cleaning has been on the minds of many this time of year, and a pro organizer has shared expert tips for sprucing up your home.
According to Lisa Hudak, a self-proclaimed neat freak, an absolutely essential staple is a safety bin.
Hudak, owner of Neat Method’s Cleveland franchise, told Spectrumnews1.com that organizing, unboxing and downsizing are his specialties.
It is a luxury home organizing company with nearly 100 locations in the United States and Canada, according to its website.
Services include remodeling various rooms in your home, including kitchens, kids’ bedrooms, pantries and bathrooms, and even garages. The company even offers a virtual organization.
Tackling all the unwanted, overflowing closets can be daunting, but Hudak said “when I walk into a house, I get so excited. I love the challenge.”
Essential tips from experts for spring cleaning
The professional organizer says there are a few basics to keep in mind when rationalizing spaces and eliminating clutter. She says:
- start with one room at a time, to avoid being overwhelmed
- start by deleting the things you don’t need
- map and measure the space you are working in BEFORE organizing it using bins and labels
- when it comes to the bathroom, don’t buy too much
The master of decluttering reveals that another essential is to have a spare bin, something where you can store excess items that you buy in bulk, like soap, toothpaste, or detergent.
Using it to “buy” things you lack, she claims, will help streamline and make your space easier to maintain.
Another expert tip she offers relates to clothing – less is more in her opinion.
“Does it serve a function in my life today, maybe it did in the past, but it doesn’t anymore, really thinking about that” is key, he said. she told Spectrumnews1.com.
Hudak recommends coordinating your closet colors and using matching hangers to calm the chaos. And if you purge your wardrobe, she says she works with local charities to ensure clothes end up being donated to those in need.
The demand for home organizers has been strong as more and more people work from home. following the pandemic. Hudak says spring cleaning isn’t just a good way to remove visual clutter, it also reduces mental clutter.
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