The new year is upon us and in the spirit of new beginnings, it is the perfect time to re-make your home for a more beautiful, efficient, clean and luxurious place in the coming year.
To achieve a well-run home that exemplifies your exquisite standards, SkyHomes offers you 4 Resolutions for an Organized Home.
Out with the Old: Streamline & Purge
Elegance does not always means opulence! Elegance is more often achieved with simplicity. Clearing away clutter gets rid of your home’s ‘noise’, and gives the appearance that you know what you’re doing when it comes to design. If you’re overdoing it with decor pieces, trim down by choosing only the best, and store the rest. Each year most of us acquire a mountain of possessions. Without some regular purging, display cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your home look in disarray). This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don’t use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, think twice about what you bring in. Fill your home with the things that raise your energy level and make you feel good, and those designs that you absolutely love. If you’re on the fence about it, get rid of it. Extra things drain your energy, and confuse your design. Get ready to breathe a little easier in your own home in 2017.
Organize Your High-Use Areas
When it comes to high-use areas, there is always room for better organization. In the living room, stash useful (but not beautiful) items such as DVDs, remotes in simple woven baskets or inside a spacious new storage ottoman. Group items together on sleek trays for a styled look. In the laundry room everything necessary to clean and care for his clothing in one place. Put together kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf. Add a rolling laundry cart that features the added bonus of a hanging bar to store freshly ironed garments. Resolve to tackle perhaps the most used area of all–the kitchen. organize our kitchens to save time during meal preparation. Organize your cupboards and drawers. Choose compartments for drawers and don’t mix different types of flatware for example. In closets, stack the dishes and plates according to each category and don’t hesitate to use small shelves that allow you to store more things. put your dry ingredients like pasta, rice, grains in boxes and do not hesitate to label them. You will then have all the ingredients you need at hand without any difficulty.
Test or Replace Home Essentials
First, check your home’s fire alarms to ensure that they are all in working order. Make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector on every bedroom floor in addition to fire detectors. This is especially wise in home with a fireplace. Next do a thorough inspection of your laundry room. We know you clean the little trap inside your dryer door, but most people neglect to clean the vents and ducts behind the dryer, which can be fire hazard. These minor little details will give you peace of mind, knowing that your home is a safe sanctuary for you and your family. Move on and give aesthetic home essentials a good lookover. Replace your shower liners and upgrade your decorative shower curtain to a new design. If you have a glass enclosure use a cleaning spray and work from the top down, cleaning both sides, then rinse away residue. Inspect the pillow in all of your bedrooms: test pillows by bending them in two. A good rule of thumb is if they do not bounce back they should be replaced. Upgrade your beds with fresh brand new sheets for a brand new year. Trust us, you will enjoy a more luxurious, comfortable sleep.
Refresh your Decor & Prep for Hosting
Each year most of us vow to spend more time with family and friends. Now that your home is streamlined, organized and in working order, prep your home to show it off in it’s best light. All it takes to get a fresh new look is a little bit of rearranging and a few updates to make your home more luxurious and on trend. A couple of dramatic presentations like a large flowering agapanthus or potted palm in a bright ceramic planter that complements your existing colour scheme will do the trick. Pulling out a new accent colour from your existing decor can make a whole room seem fresh. Pick an underused hue in the room and add more of it in the form of a new pillow or throw to update your decor. A colorful rug or runner can also help anchor your space. Purchase new glasswares, cloth napkins and centrepiece additions to give that je ne sais quoi to your cocktail and dinner parties. Lastly, take some time to rearrange your furniture so it is oriented in conversation groups and not just facing the television to make for more conversing and connection in the New Year!
SkyHomes knows that designing the ideal home is all in the detail. Resolve to make your home even more functional and sophisticated for an ultra organized and luxe home into 2017.