June - The Garage
July - Office
You can start anytime and at any point in the process--just start!
Today we’re laying out a plan for your entry or mudroom--or both for you go-getters! These areas need consistent maintenance with the changing seasons and needs of your family.
Big Hint for you to spring into action!
Get boxes or bags ready for sorting, trash/recycling, and donation. Put up the “Nobody’s Home” sign, turn off your phone (I know--YIKES!) and for a short amount of time--focus. If your family can help--AWESOME! If not, send them to the park. Aim for a 30 minute time frame to start.
Start at the Top:
Top Shelf--this is where we find umbrellas, odd pieces of sports equipment, old phone books, grocery bags, light bulbs, tools, batteries, hats, mittens, money, mail, pet items and more.
Go through hanging items: Are the coats, jackets and snowpants still relevant? Do you and your family members still choose them? Or are they old, tired, worn and unloved? Please send them out to another family in the community who would really really LOVE to have them. Consider a hanger upgrade--a small change like this can give an instant lift to your space.
It’s time to reach WAY back to the far corners of the closet--Be Brave--get after the old shoes, boots, hangers all tangled on the floor. When everything’s out, clean the floor with an uplifting, perhaps citrus-y scent.
Consider hanging canvas shoe storage on the inside of the closet door for items like dog leash, pet pick-up bags, flashlight, sunscreen, and shoes!
Check to make sure there is enough light and add something beautiful to make you smile when you open the door!
Go through each cubby one at a time, letting go of items that no longer fit, making space for backpacks and relevant sports equipment. Consider your life--what needs to be immediately accessible and what can go elsewhere?
Lots of Love,
PHOTO CREDIT: Janice Laufenberg, Renee Nelson