Today we have a special treat for you! I have the joy of introducing a guest author who will share her tried-and-true tips to spring clean our homes. Her name is Bridges Conner. She is the founder and owner of Get Organized with Bridges. She is the premier organizer in the valley (Arizona) with over seven years of experience in the industry. You may know her as Channel 3 TV’s organizing sweetheart. If you haven’t watched the segments yet, you’re missing out (check them out on her website – link below!). I invited Bridges to share her expertise with us because she is a SUPER PRO and she can make our homes a happier place!
Spring cleaning is a time of renewal and refreshing for your home and you. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say. It’s an opportunity to embrace the newness of the spring season and all that it represents by getting rid of old clutter and inviting in a breath of fresh air by cleaning and getting organized. Here are some tips to help you step into spring cleaning mode!Step into spring cleaning mode by starting small Click To Tweet
One idea to keep in mind is that you need to start small. By this I mean that you can move through one room at a time and finish that room before you attempt to start on another. Trying to tackle the entire house at once is overwhelming and can leave anyone feeling like they haven’t accomplished much. Also, there is satisfaction in having completed a project, and you can use this encouragement to keep moving forward.
When you begin, take the time to remove everything from the space that you are wanting to clean and organize. This will allow you to assess what you are dealing with and help you to more easily see what you have and what you don’t need. Often people have multiples of items or find other belongings that they didn’t realize were in that space.
This can be a process, especially if you are cleaning an area that has become a dumping ground for “stuff.” Start by placing like with like. Already, you have begun to feel more organized and empowered. This helps to take away that feeling of overload, and you can start to sort your belongings into piles of keep, donate and toss.Sort your belongings into piles of keep, donate and toss Click To Tweet
When you are ready to donate, there are plenty of options out there. Thrift stores, consignment and charities all take unwanted items and get them to someone who can make use of them. New or gently used items can be taken to consignment stores, where they will sell the item for you and give you a portion of the sale. What a deal!
After everything has been cleared out of the space, give that area a good cleaning! Getting rid of dust and dirt will give it a whole new feel, and you can feel good about placing your items back in that space. When you put your things away, do it in such a way that gives you the most convenient access to them and works with your lifestyle.
Here’s an example: If you like to read your mail and pay the bills at the kitchen counter, then place items that you will need for that in a drawer or desk organizer. Items such as stamps, envelopes, letter opener and a calculator should be in one convenient place.
Spring cleaning is a great way to welcome in the freshness of spring and the feeling of ease knowing that your house is organized and more inviting. This makes you more comfortable and relaxed, too. So, use these tips to get on your way and start spring cleaning!
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Bridges is the founder and owner of Get Organized with Bridges. She is the premier organizer in the valley with over seven years of experience in the industry. You may recognize her as Channel 3 TV’s organizing sweetheart. If you haven’t watched the segments yet, you’re missing out (check them out on her website)!
Not only is Bridges an excellent organizer, she is a phenomenal coach. She has created a team of seasoned organizers who understand that organizing is not a one-size-fits all. She teaches the importance of using the foundational methods of effective organizing with a combined customized approach to cater to the needs of the client. Clearing the clutter is only part of the process; leaving the client with the tools, resources, and support to maintain systems is the end goal that drives Bridges’ passion.
As stated best by a recent client who would like to be known as the “Anonymous Crazy Lady”… “Without Bridges, we would have had to move or burn the place down!”
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