5 Big Tips for Organizing Your Home

Organizing your home so it’s free of clutter is no easy task. Especially when kids, pets, and busy schedules enter the mix, managing the mess can get overwhelming. While there’s no way to instantly clean your home, here are some important steps that will make organizing it much easier.

Labels: Whether it’s the contents of a box or which stack goes where on a shelf, labels can be a life-saver. Your careful and efficient organization system won’t do much good if you can’t remember how it was arranged or have to open every container to find what you need. Labelling everything will make it easy to locate things, reducing the resulting mess from digging through possible locations, and save you time in the long run.

Sorting: Using tins, boxes, cups, drawers, and folders to keep everything sorted will break down unruly piles and group similar items into one place that’s easy to find. For instance, assigning a small tin for paper clips will give you somewhere to neatly put them when you find them around the house, and you’ll know exactly where to look when you need one. Applying this method of dividing up items can keep everywhere from your bathroom drawer to your closet much more tidy. Repurposing containers is also a great source of inexpensive and creative places to store things.

Hidden Space: Especially in smaller homes, storage space is a precious commodity. Oftentime, there’s more space than you realize that can make organizing much easier if used to its full potential. Vertical storage can save lots of space, by adding shelves inside of cabinets, stacked areas, and other methods to increase your maximum storage space. By installing a simple shelf inside a cupboard, closet, or cabinet, you’ll be able to use any potential storage space.

Minimize: It’s no secret that tossing stuff out can make your home more tidy. You can easily reduce clutter and free up space by aggressively clearing out unused items. Clothes are always a trouble area, but donating your outgrown or neglected clothing can reduce the strain on your closet space and help out those who may have more use for them.

Assign Places: Returning items to their organized place is infinitely easier when everything has an assigned home. Clutter often arises when things are shuffled from one surface to another, and this happens frequently when stuff has no specific place to return to. Even if the place is a certain drawer, you’re much more likely to put it back if you don’t have to struggle for a place to put it, and items will be much easier to locate later. If you find that you can never find a certain thing, or it always seems to end up on the kitchen counter, designate a home for it.

Unfortunately there’s no instant cure for the messy home, but simple tricks like these will help make both daily cleaning and deep-cleaning easier. If you find your family struggling with clutter, it may be time to rethink organizing your home..

 

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House Cleaning Deals Katy

Life is busy in Katy and a cleaning crew could save you the hassle of cleaning your home yourself, but wouldn’t it be nice if your first professional cleaning was offered at a lower price?  Westside Maids feels this is more than reasonable, and this is why we offer a $15 off second cleaning coupon for all future loyal customers!

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Spring Cleaning Special

Everyone hates that when the time of the year dedicated to going through the past years clutter and collection and clean everything. Otherwise known as spring cleaning, most people despise cleaning already, and spring cleaning is no different. Here at Westside Maids, we specialize in a number of cleaning fields, especially spring cleaning!

Instead of wasting time cleaning that you could be using to get other important things done, let Westside Maids perform your spring cleaning for you. Whether you’re in a residential apartment or home, or a corporate office, Westside Maids is prepared to help—and we’re offering a spring cleaning special: $15 off your second cleaning. Continue reading

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Holiday Cleaning Tips

With the holiday season fast approaching, our schedules can be buckling at the belt and among the litany of things to-do, “clean the house” remains one of the most detested. Luckily, Westside Maids has compiled a list of quick holiday cleaning tips and suggestions to ensure that your house is as clean as can be while still leaving all the time you need to take care of all of your other chores before you leave for the holidays, or if you’re hosting, before your guests begin to arrive. Continue reading

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Green Cleaning Tips

Going green is all the rage nowadays, and it’s begun to steep itself into all industries regarding daily life. From eating, to automotives, and now into cleaning, our lives are getting more and more concerned with going green—and for good reason! With loads of marketing and information going into environmental awareness, it’s no wonder that over here at Westside Maids, we’ve compiled a list of essential “green” cleaning suggestions. Continue reading

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Removing Oil Stains from Fabric and Concrete

Everyone knows how irritating it can be to get an oil or grease stain in the carpet or on your clothes. Just as annoying as that is getting one of those ugly oil stains on the concrete of your driveway from your car. At Westside Maids, one of our areas of expertise is removing oil stains. Whether acquired from cooking, eating, or doing car maintenance, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips on removing oil stains from your clothes, home, or driveway. It is important to remember that the longer the stain sits, the tougher it is to remove; the key to all of these tips is to treat the stain as quickly as possible! Continue reading

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Wine Stain Removal, Tips

Everyone knows how aggravating wine stain removal can be, especially on your new shirt, the carpet, or the couch. While some stains are easier to remove than others, red wine stains are notoriously difficult to clean. Here at Westside Maids, we have a few helpful tips to get those red wine stains out for good. Several popular ways to get out red wine stains while they are still wet include: Continue reading

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