We’ve been home for a little over a month now and while we would have loved to take on organizing every crevice inside of our homes, things have been busy! So what’s a person to do? We prioritized a few areas in our home and it has made such a big difference! So, if you need a project (or a couple), look no further!
- Your Kitchen Counters
Most of us aren’t used to being in our homes as much as we are now, and since we aren’t going outside for work or fun, we’re eating at home a lot more too. Try to remove everything except for cooking tools, condiments, and spices that you use every day – everything else, should be kept elsewhere in your home. Then, organize your kitchen utensil drawer so it’s easy to grab exactly what you need while cooking and serving meals.
- Paper Pile
It’s a great time to get your paperwork and tax documents in order. This chore is so easy to procrastinate on, but once you have a system in place to sort tax forms insurance documents, and bank statements, it will be easier to maintain in the future. Don’t keep mail in your kitchen – especially now, when mail and deliveries should be handled with some caution, they don’t belong on your cooking surface!
- Your Entryway
Most people have to go out to get groceries or pick up critically needed goods – walking in the door requires a thorough disinfecting process. To helf facilitate that, take some time to clear out extra coats or decorative items. If you have space, set up a spot to remove shoes right as you walk in the door. Leave some hand sanitizer on the entryway console or shelf so you can quickly clean hands (before washing them) and disinfecting wipes to wipe down the doorknob and handle.
- Your Pantry
It’s a good time to take stock of your pantry staples. Start by removing everything from your pantry, checking expiration dates, and wiping down the shelves. Take note of any items that you may need and add them to your shopping list for your next order or trip to the store
- Your Closet
You might just be wearing leggings and a hoodie but now is a good time to evaluate your closet. With a bit of distance and perspective, you can objectively think about the outfits you wear and those you never tough. And you might just find some items that you are excited about wearing again!
Thanks for the tips MIBOR!