Happy first day of Spring! What comes to your mind when you think of Spring? Green plants, April showers, birds chirping? Ah, yes, don't forget Spring CLEANING. Time to open the windows and let the fresh air and light in. Time to prepare the house for the lighter months and get rid of all the Winter gloom.
I love a good, deep cleaning. Who wouldn't? And while you're cleaning? Time for some organization as well. The two go hand-in-hand. Get rid of the things you never use and clean up the things you do! Simple, right? Well, it can be if you have the right tools for the job.
I figured I'd start my "tool" shopping at an old favorite: Ross. While there, I focused on the perfect combination of chic and workhorse. For an item to work in my home it has to have a purpose and it has to look pretty doing it.
I found this galvanized metal drawer organizer ($7.99) which really helps whips the junk drawer into shape. It has a burlap bottom too, so it doesn't scrape up the bottom of the drawer. Very nice.
I came home with a collection of these black and natural woven baskets. I heart them so much. This smaller sized one ($4.99) works perfectly as a mail, magazine and catalog catch-all.
Now when it comes time to actually do some cleaning, here are my tools. Usually piled under the sink willy-nilly. Can you tell I love my Method?
I found these handy little handled bins (3.99) for toting around all my cleaning supplies. And keeping them ready to go, under the sink. Perfect and easy.
So easy that I had to get one for my bathroom clean up team too.
When I saw this hamper basket ($24.99), I knew I had to buy it. Black stripes? Come on, it was a given. We're using it as our dirty laundry hamper since the one we used before (a plastic laundry basket) wasn't so pretty.
Speaking of laundry hampers ($12.99), these two pretties are now in the kid's closet. Conrad is now officially sharing a room with his big sister (yay!). Those two needed separate bins - there's only so many dirty diapers and pee-pee panties one bin can take ;) Oh the joys of newborns and potty-training.
And last but not least, this gorgeous thing ($9.99). We keep her in the living room to store all of our cozy throw blankets. During the winter most of these throws stay draped on our various sofas, at the ready. But when Spring rolls around they need to be stored. I like to wash all of them and then store them away. This basket is perfect because they're still readily accessible if, by chance, we encounter a chilly Spring evening.
Do you guys look forward to Spring cleaning as much as I do? What are some of your favorite organization tips and tricks?
*I was not compensated for writing this post, but I was provided with a Ross gift card to buy the products pictured.*