If you have run out of room and are considering selling or donating your prized possessions, you might want to first consider maximizing your space at home. There are a number of underutilized areas in your home that could be used for storage. With a little elbow grease and ingenuity, you may find that you have plenty of space in your home for new stuff!
Find New Storage Spaces
There are corners, crevices, and nooks in your home that you may not be using. For example, the space below enclosed staircases is great for storage. You can put in shelves, create closets, or just shove some storage containers below the stairs. You can also maximize your space by installing shelves above your head in hallways. You can even create your own closet-like space by purchasing a decorative folding screen. This is perfect for large items such as skis and golf clubs. Read the rest »
It is easier to get work done in a timely manner when your office space is organized. During the week, think about how you want your office to look and what items you may no longer need. Then, set aside time to organize your space.
Get Your Desk in Order
Clutter and superfluous materials can be distracting. So, putting things in their proper place can help you stay focused on your work. Take everything off your desk that you don’t use on a daily basis. Then, create a paper flow system for all of your incoming documents. Consider getting a tray or inbox that will be used only for items that you have not reviewed. Next, you’ll have to think about where your documents go when you are done with them. Read the rest »
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. And spring cleaning is a time-honored ritual that is part of this season – for good reason. When we breathe the fresh air, see the greenery and smell the fresh flowers, it motivates us to make our indoor spaces more beautiful and fresh too. But the mere thought of cleaning up your living space can be intimidating and overwhelming.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
Come Up with a Plan
Whether you choose to create a spreadsheet or make a list, start by mapping out every room of your house including your closets. Think about jobs, such as cleaning out the windows, walls, and baseboards, as well as moving furniture and cleaning out every alcove. Walk around and make a list. This will help you come up with a plan that is executable. Read the rest »
Spring break is usually an annual tradition reserved for the young, but everyone deserves a break after months of hard work. If you are going on spring break this year, make sure you remember to stay safe while trying to relax.
Stay Safe on the Road
Your spring break trip will be over before it begins if you don’t take the necessary safety measures on the way to your destination. Make sure everyone in the car buckles up. Have a navigator in the front seat who will stay awake with you. Also, make sure the car is in proper working order before hitting the road. As tempting as it may be to start your vacation early, remember to obey the speed limit and to never drive while intoxicated. Read the rest »