But just because summer activities take place outside your house doesn't mean the inside of your 'mans should be neglected. So how do you keep your house in-shape when summertime friends and family come home to crash?
Vicki Norris, a professional organizing colleague from Portland believes that the key to controlling summertime clutter is to prioritize your home organizational projects. She says you need to proclaim the key activities each room will serve. Vicki's secret weapon? Personalize and beautify your home, creating a personal, warm and inviting atmosphere. This in turn will only encourage you to keep it together.
"...focus on public spaces in [your] home (like) the entryway, the kitchen and the family room. These are the first areas company is likely to see, but [these spaces] also tend to be thoroughfares and command centers that receive the most littering inside the house. To get these spaces organized, you first have to determine their purpose. You look at your natural habits when organizing to help you determine the right systems to put in place."
And now comes Vicki's secret weapon?
"The number one question I get from clients once they get organized is how do they maintain it? Beautifying your space, refining it and personalizing it helps you claim that space."
This all sounds easy enough. Do you think you can put down that beach Frisbee and free yourself from some unwanted stuff?
- Hosting Guests on the Fly, by Denver Post staff writer Sheba R. Wheeler