If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of organizing your home by yourself, let the pros at Ducks in a Row come up with the best decluttering and organizing solutions for you. Contact us for a free consultation!
First, a Thorough Home Cleaning…
Giving your home a deep cleaning a week or so before your wedding day means you can perform spot cleans and deep cleaning as needed in order to achieve a pristine appearance.
Doing a whole house cleaning can be pretty intimidating, so it helps to have a system in place. Craft a plan of attack beforehand and you’ll waste less time wondering what you should do next. Furthermore, cleaning the whole house is a lot easier when you have your favorite products handy. Invest in a small caddy with enough room to hold your cleaners, sponges, rubber gloves, brushes, and any other handheld cleaning devices you like to use.
Take a Second Look at Your Walls
Stop for a moment and look at your walls. Are they starting to look a little faded? Could they use some attention? Thankfully, you don’t need buckets of paint to introduce some color to your walls. Wallpaper, though it may have a bad name for some people, can add some engaging and eye-catching designs to your home. Although you can opt for professional-grade wallpaper, the self-adhesive options let you remove or reposition everything in case you make a mistake or you’re simply unhappy with the end result. Who knows? This colorful new addition may inspire you to make similar changes throughout your home!
Give That Bathroom Some Extra Love, Too
Start with the room you hate cleaning the most — for a lot of people, that would be the bathroom. Work from top to bottom, making sure you address those little details like removing soap scum from the shower-head and wiping down the walls.
Now is also a good time to throw towels in the washing machine so you have plenty of clean options for guests. If your bathroom has a shower curtain and liner, you can even throw those in there with them to remove stains and scum, or invest a little money into purchasing brand new ones.
Tips for Home Organization
When the wedding insanity finally sets in, having an organized home with everything in its right place is a much-needed source of stability.
The best way to start organizing your home is by cleaning it out and getting rid of the things you don’t want or need anymore. This often takes a lot longer than people anticipate, so consider hiring a professional organizing service. This can make the decluttering process faster, easier and less stressful. At Ducks In a Row, we can help you decide what items to keep and toss, and help your home stay organized for the big day.
If you’d prefer to DIY, go through room by room and really examine the things you own. Any item that you no longer use or have grown bored with, consider selling or donating. Remember: they are just material possessions. Letting an item go creates room in your house for all the love and laughter that comes with your wedding!
- First on your list: shop smart. Before purchasing any organization supplies, shop around for cash-back deals, promo codes and coupons at the retail stores you love. You can find great deals such as cash-back opportunities at retailers like Macy’s. Plus, you can have items shipped directly to your front door in order to save valuable time.
- Repackage pantry items in clear containers that allow you to see what is inside. Use large bins to hold things like individually wrapped snacks in one designated space.
- Keep a cardboard box inside each room as you organize. Throw old magazines, mail, and papers in those boxes to be recycled once you are done.
- Add vertical storage to closets to make it easier to see your clothes, shoes, and accessories.
Following effective organization protocol will help ease your mind — and organization doesn’t have to be difficult. Start by getting rid of items you don’t want or need anymore. Find creative ways to add storage to the space you already have and you’ll avoid having difficulties finding what you need on your big day.
Now Enjoy Your Special Day!
Having a clean and organized home means you’ll have one less thing to worry about on your wedding day. A decluttered house will help declutter your mind. Creating an effective plan of attack to conquer your house cleaning will help you save time and reduce your overall stress, which will put you in a better position to experience your wedding the way it was meant to be experienced.