Spring is here, and that means it’s time to do some serious cleaning around the house.
Fueled by Marie Kondo’s decluttering philosophy, decluttering has become all the rage. However, decluttering can be a daunting task, especially if you have a house filled with clothes and other items. It can be difficult to decide what to keep and what to toss.
Fortunately, AY Publisher Heather Baker dropped by KARK Channel 4 to tell you how you can manage your clutter and get your house organized.
Baker recently got her own house back in order, with the help of Sheryl Mulberry of Fresh Start Conway. Mulberry transformed the look and functionality of Baker’s home by organizing the pantry, mudroom, laundry room and closet. These high-traffic areas get plenty of use, and some organization helps everyone in the Baker household flow in and out easier.
As Mulberry says, “They should be able to find what they are looking for quickly and easily return items to their place when they are finished using them.”
While at KARK, Baker showed how to organized jewelry in a handy cubby with individual compartments. This keeps the jewelry separated and easy to find. Organizing jewelry like this allows you to “shop” for what you want.
And her closet is organized in a similar fashion. Instead of being randomly hung, all of her clothes are arranged by color to make the area more appealing.
Storage is critical when decluttering your home. Both Mulberry and Baker recommend finding storage solutions after figuring out what you want to keep. That way, you don’t end up with unused storage boxes.
Cleaning and decluttering might be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Focusing on one space at a time and completing the task will result in steady progress.
Find out how Baker’s home transformation turned out by checking out AY Magazine’s May issue.