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6 Decorating Tips for Organizing Your Home in Spring

Can you believe that a staggering 25% of Americans confess to grappling with the notorious clutter conundrum? If that wasn't enough, brace yourself for another startling fact: 37% of Americans experience extreme anxiety because of a disorganized or untidy home. It's time to take charge and reclaim your living space from the chaos surrounding it!

Discover the power of a meticulously planned spring cleaning routine paired with an ingenious decorating strategy. Together, they form an unstoppable duo that can transform your home into a harmonious sanctuary, leaving you with peace of mind. Say goodbye to the clutter and welcome a revitalized, organized living environment that truly reflects your best self.

1. Get Rid of Unused Items

The first step in figuring out how to declutter your home is determining whether you just have too much stuff. The more belongings you have, the easier it is to develop a messy house. Before you start decorating for springtime, take a good look at what you have on display: Do you really need five wedding photos on the mantle? Can you donate the clothes in storage bins that no one wears anymore? While there’s no need to become a minimalist, it’s always a good idea to eliminate duplicate items or things you don’t need.

2. Group Like Items Together

A vase here. A candle there. When the eye has to focus on too many things, it can make your home seem disorderly. Arrange items by type instead, almost like displaying a very specific collection. Group large vases and bud vases together or nestle candles together on a small tray, arranged by size. Follow suit with other decorative pieces to make your home seem tidy and ready for spring.

3. Don’t Go Overboard with Books

While showcasing every book you’ve ever read can be tempting, a jumbled bookshelf gives the impression of a messy house. Rather, use books to elevate other items, such as lamps or a decorative clock. If you insist on keeping your books on full display, arrange them by color so that they create vibrant blocks that draw the eye in and add an artistic atmosphere to the room.

For older or rare books that may need a little TLC, discover how to preserve them properly to be the center of attention and a great conversation starter.

4. Free Your Furniture

When thinking of organizing your home to reduce chaos, you want to look at your furniture, especially in living rooms or sitting rooms. An assortment of decorative pillows, rumpled throws, and wrinkly slipcovers can make your home look messy, even if the floor is so clean you could eat off it. You can easily avoid this by keeping pillows to a minimum: One or two should do the trick in most cases. Additionally, ensure sofa covers fit and fold throws neatly when not in use.

5. Hide Tangled Cords

The downside of having a home filled with technology is tangles of cords and wires that run along floors and behind bookshelves. In addition to being unsightly, these technological rat nests can be a downright nuisance if you’re trying to unplug a device or move it to another room. Until the world goes completely wireless, there are a variety of sleek accessories you can use to corral cords, such as decorative clips and cord organizers of all shapes and sizes.

6. Clear the Fridge

Is your refrigerator covered with magnets from your favorite takeout restaurants, drawings the kids made, and coupons that expired weeks ago? The rest of your kitchen may be pristine, but this focal point can give people the impression that you’re not as organized as you could be. Put coupons in a binder, pick up some magnets that complement your kitchen’s décor, and curate a rotating gallery on the refrigerator, limiting each child to one masterpiece at a time. And don’t stop there! Make sure the inside of your fridge is organized, too.

Let Merry Maids Help Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning Routine

You’ve worked hard to decorate your home and keep it clean, but do you have a designated routine? Following the tips above can help guests appreciate all your efforts by kicking clutter to the curb this spring. Still, maintaining a clean and organized environment can be a large undertaking. This is why Merry Maids is here to help!

Need more tips on household cleaning and organizing? Learn more about tidying up nightstands and ideas to help with kitchen organization.

You can also call (888) 490-4227 to request a free cleaning estimate today!