I glanced at my calendar this morning and realized the first official day of spring is rapidly approaching. To some that may mean colorful flowers, warmer weather, or even the beginning of baseball season. But to others, “spring” conjures up images of dustpans, mops, and brooms…while we’re at it, throw in some closet organizers, playroom storage, and shoe racks. That’s right, my friends – spring cleaning is upon us.
Wikipedia defines spring cleaning as the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter. The most common usage of spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. However it has also come to be synonymous with any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise.
The mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming is pretty darn boring so let’s talk about the F-U-N stuff…genius organizing ideas. Like millions of others (you’re probably included) I’ve become Pinterest obsessed. Here are a few of my fave organizing tips and ideas that I have come across.
Shower rings in your closet for purses, bags, and totes
A fabric covered cookie sheet makes an ingenious and adorable magnetic board
A shoe organizer in the pantry gives you a spot for everything
There ya have it ladies…I hope this inspired you to get organized!! Share with us some of your genius organizing ideas…we’d love to hear ‘em!
Happy President’s Day!
Many of you are probably out enjoying this day with family and friends. I on the other hand am in the midst of doing some house cleaning and re-organizing. After wandering through some of my favorite blogs I came across this inspirational post from Amy of Home Happy Home and it prompted me to get off my bum and get to work. I love her idea and especially how thrifty it is. Check it out:
diy underbed storage
The first thing I did was cut the top flaps off of the boxes. I used some leftover paint to paint all sides of the boxes.
Now we have plenty of room for all the miscellaneous items my daughter has. She can easily pull them in and out to access her things. Not to mention how excited I get when I finish a free project!
OK ladies, time to round up some empty cardboard boxes and get to work!