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Important Organization Ideas For Your Home

- Thursday, April 07, 2016
Ok, we know. Organizing can be a hassle, but it can also transform your home life if you have a system in place and follow it. Knowing what goes where is only the first part, but maintaining a system that works for you and your family is also integral to home keeping. At Dura-Shine clean we love improving and facilitating the home life balance many of our clients crave. Our main goal (apart from following our passion for cleaning) is to make sure our clients get to enjoy the lives they built while we do the cleaning. We want to present you with some really handy organizing tips that will forever change the way you look at your home space. Read on! 

Dollar Store Stacking Bins Are your Best Friends
We love these super versatile stacking bins from the Dollar Store. These are perfect for organizing toiletries, bathroom supplies, and small miscellaneous items. These bins are handy for school, craft rooms and even office supplies. They nest for some compact storage solutions. 

A systematic approach to organizing files and important paperwork
The amount of paperwork a household generates is staggering. From important announcements and agendas from school, to bills, to important tax information to health records and more. It’s important to have a file system that works for you. For things like family health records, school work, and yearly tax filings keep in a file bin, you can color code so it’s easier to decipher what exactly is inside each file. Moreover, don’t just dump papers in a filing system and forget about them forever. Use an actionable category system to sort items you have to read, those you have to file, those you have to respond to, and those that require immediate action. This can be kept near your desk or where you spend most of your time. 

Organize your pantry

Pantries are a big part of every home — but you don’t have to have a big one to make it work for you and keep it organized and simplified. The rule of thumb is to toss canned goods, cereal and rice you haven’t used after a year, peanut butter after six months and pasta is good up to two years, then a it’s a good idea to toss it. Do you have some old magazine holders laying around? You can use these really versatile items to hold your aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and wax papers. You can even use them to easily stack your canned goods. Shoe organizers are also great for hanging it on the back of the pantry door to organize kid’s snacks, spize mixes, food packets, and other condiments. 

Labels, labels everywhere

Labeling your storage and organization boxes is important part of the process. Knowing where everything is so you don’t have to dig through boxes of stuff to find that one small item. Label decorations by holiday or season as well as seasonal sporting goods for summer and winter as well as camping gear. These are things that you obviously don’t need throughout the year, but need handy when you’ve got an upcoming trip.

Donate!!
If you haven’t used an item in more than a year and don’t foresee yourself using it in the future, there is no reason to store it! Donate it it to your local shelter, or Goodwill where they will be better put to use. This can be toys and clothes your kids have outgrown, maternity clothes, furniture and more. 

Your Tri-Cities, WA cleaners believe life is meant to be lived to your fullest and a happy home makes for a happy family. We hope you enjoy your Spring season, and if you need a little help you can always count on Dura-Shine Clean!

Let Dura-Shine Clean Spring You Into a Clean House

- Thursday, April 09, 2015

Spring Cleaning the right way in the Tri-Cities WA
Do you see that outside? It’s Cherry Blossoms and green lawns! Spring is here in the Tri-Cities, WA! And what does that mean? It means it’s time to declutter, deep clean, and give your home that Spring Fresh vibe. Spring cleaning rids your home of pollens and germs that built up during winter. There are few things more satisfying that putting on your hardy yellow cleaning gloves, and getting to work on prepping your home for Spring Cleaning.  But, when it comes down to it Spring Cleaning can be a little intimidating. Do not worry! Dura-Shine Clean Residential and commercial cleaning is here to make sure the process is as easy and painless as possible.
 
After all we’re the best cleaning company in the Tri-Cities, WA. We know a thing or two about making your home shine. Spring is the ideal time to shake off the vestiges of winter, and remove all the dust, germs, and bacteria that have built up during the cold months of the year. Our Top-to-Bottom Deluxe Package is perfect for a thorough Spring Cleaning. We focus on details routinely ignored in a regular house cleaning, like hard-to-clean spaces, or spaces in a home that are not subject to the wear and tear of daily activity.
 
Dura-Shine Clean specializes in deep cleaning, window washing, and everything required to make sure home look like new this spring. But if you feel like getting started with the little details required for a full Spring Cleaning, here are some things to keep in mind!
 

Create a flexible Spring Cleaning Schedule

There are several more involved projects that require time, and more than a couple of hours, like pressure washing, and shampooing carpets. Create handy punch list of items you need done and spread them out over a couple of weekends in the March or April (Martha Stewart). Get your family to help you with smaller items. Don’t try to cram in too much in one day, Spring Cleaning is supposed to be fun!
 

Little things make a difference while Spring Cleaning

Spices, medicine cabinets, junk drawers, and storage bins full of old toys and clothes. Digging in, organizing, and decluttering these little spaces in your home can make a big difference. Let go of the old, so you can bring in the new! Consider donating toys and clothes to any of the nearby drop-off locations for Goodwill or Columbia Industries.
 

Remember the Spring Cleaning Logistics

Whether you decide to clean from inside out, or outside in, upstairs to downstairs, it helps to have a plan to help you and your family stay focused and help you tackle the job at hand with as little stress possible. Having a Spring Cleaning Checklist handy is also very useful! Download this handy checklist to get started?
 
Need help with the deeper clean? Don’t hesitate to give us a call this Spring. Dura-Shine Clean is the leading residential and commercial cleaning company and Tri-Cities, WA. We service Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, WA and all surrounding areas. 

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