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Aug 24, 2020

Home Organization Projects for a Rainy Day

Stuck at home on a rainy day?
It may not be the most fun activity, but getting your space organized is a productive way to spend some extra time at home when the weather is keeping you in. Get inspired to start organizing by checking out our six project ideas below:

Marie Kondo Your Closet

Hold up an item from your closet. In the words of tidying expert, Marie Kondo, does it “spark joy?” If the answer is “no,” then chuck it. Or better yet, donate it to someone in need! Repeat this process for all of the items in your closet. If you’re on the fence with an article of clothing, try it on. Only keep an item if you love the way it makes you feel. Life is too short to wear clothes you don’t love!

If you’re holding onto clothing items for the future (fitness plans, pregnancy, we get it), consider boxing them up and storing them in the attic or basement to make more room in your closet for the things you’re currently enjoying.

Flip Through Your Recipes

Do you have a box or binder full of recipes? Or is your recipe collection a pile of papers lying on the kitchen counter? Flip through them and be ruthless. Throw away all the recipes you’ve been holding onto for years but have never had the motivation to actually make. Chances are, if you haven’t made them by now then you probably never will. Organize the recipes you’re keeping by placing them in a recipe card box with dividers or neatly organize them in a binder, separating them by meal type.

Revisit Your Bookshelf

Is your bookshelf overflowing with all of those books you’re probably never going to read again? While it’s fun having your own personal library, books take up a lot of room and can be a breeding ground for dust mites. Take a practical approach to your bookshelf and only keep the tomes you really love and plan to read again. A design approach you can consider is organizing your chosen collection by spine color to add visual interest in your home. Post photos of the books you’re planning to purge on social media as a giveaway for those interested - you may make a fellow reader incredibly happy!

Clean Out the Fridge

Yeah, we know. This one is at the bottom of the priority list for a reason. But cleaning the fridge can be a mighty rewarding experience. Start by getting rid of expired foods and doing a deep clean of the shelves and drawers. Germs be gone! You can even take your refrigerator organization to the next level by adding labels to the shelves. For more fridge cleaning tips, click here.

Next Stop, the Kids’ Rooms!

If you have a child (or multiple) then chances are you have more than enough toys to go around. Go through your children’s rooms and collect toys they are no longer using. If your child is old enough, engage them in the process and ask them to help you choose toys for donation. This is a great way to teach them the importance and reward of giving back while also decluttering your house. Place kept toys on shelves or in neatly organized bins.

Tidy Up the Home Office

Whether you work from home or have a dedicated space for doing paperwork, your desk area is a part of the house that can quickly become cluttered with loose papers, pens and office supplies. Take a few minutes to straighten up your office area. Organize paperwork into folders and shred all paperwork that you no longer need. Put all pens away in a drawer or in a fun container and give your desk a quick polish to wick away the dust. For more inspiration on designing the perfect home office, click here.

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