My challenge for you this fall is to organize places that you never think of or were afraid to go to! For example, the very back area of your pantry, under all beds and bathroom cabinets, drawers and under the sink. Here are a few tips to help you through this process.
Start with the pantry and clear out completely one shelf at a time. Is the food in the back still good? Did the food expire? Expired food or ingredients for food should be thrown away. It certainly is not worth getting food poisoning or feeling sick. If in doubt, throw it out! Now go to all of the bedrooms and get a flashlight and look under all of the beds. Get a coat hanger, if needed, to clear out all of the water bottles, clothes, books, tissues and toys. You will be surprised at all that you find, including items you thought were missing!
Next project is to clean out and go through all of your bathroom drawers. Throw out any expired medicine and old makeup. Again, you don’t want to get sick or cause skin rashes. Use small containers to hold hair products, nail products, makeup and first aid items. If you use dish pans for all items under the sink the items will stay dry if pipes leak.
Another great project is to sort and organize your spice area or drawer. As you sort through your spices you may see ones that you never use or have not used in several years. If you have not used certain spices in several years do you need to keep them? And if you have limited space and need a solution, I would recommend you only keep the spices that you use on a regular basis and get rid of the ones that you have not used in a long time. Check out some retail stores like Target or The Container Store for options to store and organize your spices plus other solutions for your bathroom cabinets and under the bed storage.
After you are done with these small spaces you will feel a great accomplishment! If you have questions or need additional help with these spaces please contact me and I would be happy to help you get results!