Super Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home

3655706I don’t know about you but I am getting itchy…. that itch that comes with organizing and cleaning things out.  The season isn’t changing yet BUT we are in a change of catalog season and it makes me want to refresh our home while I am updating my inventory for my business.

I love these supper easy organizing solutions that I found online for your pantry, living room, linen closet and more.

  • Restock your linen closet. If you wouldn’t give your guest a towel from the back of your linen closet, it’s time to do a closet cleanse. Did you know that if If you wash your linen less than once a week, it could be a hotbed for bacteria.

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  • Style a shelf. Style a bookcase or shelf in an entryway or living area to give your space a new look. Make statement items the focal point or stack coffee table books for a personal touch.
  • Reposition art. Multiple artworks can anchor a room, but when it is hung without thought , it can make a space appear cluttered. Take everything off the walls and start from scratch. Experiment with grouping framed pieces for a contained look.
  • Buy a knife block. Never seem to be able to find the right knife? Take them out of your draws and organize them in a countertop knife block that doubles as a sharpener.
  • Designate winter storage space. Clear out an area of your storage closet for winter sheets. Vacuum-pack seasonal items and store them away in a less accessible area to win back space.
  • Do a bathroom product inventory.  If your bathroom closet is filling up with pharmacy buys you haven’t touched in years, it’s time to declutter.  Check the expiration dates and toss things.  It isn’t a good deal if it doesn’t get used.
  • Reconsider your doormat. Your entryway forms a first impression of your home, so give it some thought. Refreshing your doormat is a super-quick way to give it a five-minute facelift.
  • Upgrade greenery. Indoor plants have a ton of health benefits, but too many can make a space look chaotic and can be unhealthy. Trade your supply of small plants for one large statement piece in a minimal ceramic planter.
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  • Group small items. If you always leave your coffee pot and sugar jar out on the kitchen counter to use each morning, give them a specific place. Use a tray to group small items and make them seem more contained.
  • Change your folding technique. Think about it – changing the way you fold a duvet or fitted sheet can free up a lot of space.
  • Bulk-buy storage containers. It’s a simple visual trick: Lots of mismatched containers make a pantry look cluttered.

10400268_992666500772502_961239449797994668_nWhat’s your secret to organizing your home in minutes? Share your tips in the comments.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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