Happy New Year! We are ready to say goodbye to 2015, a year filled with promise and change, and are looking forward to 2016, a year filled with hope and inspiration. In my quest to "design your life" I am hopeful that I can share some tips and information, sources and ideas, create a space that is beautiful and above all - purposeful. Whether you need to hire a designer, or are a DIY"er", I am excited to share what I know, learn more as we go, and continue the journey together.
New Years Resolution: How about this year we make them for your house:
#1. De clutter! Whether it's one small space, a drawer or a desk top, the dreaded closet clean out, or a whole room. Nothing feels better than starting with a clean slate, not to mention it's easier to dust! And...don't forget to donate what you can!
#2. Organize! Add baskets or bins, magazine holders and shelves and label, label, label. Save only those things that are worth saving well, by eliminating junk & organizing important items we free our space up for beautiful things to come!
#3. Maintenance! Every house needs a little maintenance, fix what needs fixing. If it's broken, fix it or get rid of it. Replace batteries, check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and alarms. Check windows and doors for drafts, caulk or seal as needed. Check faucets and fixtures and make sure nothing is leaking, including outdoors. Clean out the fireplace, have the chimney swept, vacuum and dust AC vents and registers. Check the dryer vent, and check all plugs and outlets. A dead plug can be a fire hazard behind the wall, go to your local hardware supply and get a plug tester, or use a desk lamp that you know works, turn it on, and plug it in to every socket to check them. You can also hire a local handyman to take care of these items if needed, let us know if you need a recommendation.
What are your best De-cluttering techniques ? Do you have a fail proof storage method! Please share with us !