A happy day! You have decided to finally get that remodel project going. You have visited the SCC Kitchen Bath & Home showroom, you have called references, you have seen the quality of work that they do, and you have made your decision to get on the schedule for this springs project. Last night you picked up your design and you will finally have a place for everything in your gorgeous new space!
As you look around the room you realize the STUFF you have saved has outgrown the space. Here are some organization tips to help you get ready for the remodel you have been anticipating for years.
In every home clutter tends to build up gradually, and before you know it, a molehill has turned into a mountain. The difference is how people deal with it. But don’t fret. The best way to tackle clutter is in manageable chunks. Try doing a little bit every day; this way it won’t feel like such a chore.
Start by picking up the plastic storage containers that SCC provides for Kitchen and Bath remodels. Now, look at your new Kitchen design and how the cabinets are labeled. The items you are keeping go in the tubs. Label the tub as your new design is marked for those items. These are for the STUFF you are keeping in your new Kitchen or Bath and easily stacked in an adjacent room during the remodel process.
Next, Large plastic garbage bags (buy lots- the extras will always get used for other projects) you do not want to run out! These are for the Throw away STUFF. Now, run out into the garage and clear a spot in the corner by the door for Donation items. Put your unwanted items close to the door for easy pick up. Family, friends or neighbors may want them, and this spot makes it easy for them to grab them on their way out the next time they visit. The remainder is for the donation truck that you call when you are finished. However you must follow the golden rule: Once it is out- it does not come back in!
You have stashed and stashed waiting for that someday. Well the someday is here. The Kitchen is getting remodeled! Try to look at objects impartially and without so much emotion. Do you really need that Christmas ornament from 1992 that is stuck in the back of the junk drawer? How many spatulas does one kitchen need? Remember, you’re trying to get rid of clutter, so if you have a tendency to hold onto stuff, you have to be a little ruthless. We have heard for many of our past clients that once you start you will ask yourself why I kept it. Many homeowners getting ready for a remodel find STUFF they did not know they have. It is probably outdated and in need of repair just like your kitchen so toss it!
When you are finished you will have an inventory of all the items that are saved for the new cabinets. You may have even kept items to set out on the counters. What you will find comfort in is that you know exactly what you have, and where it is going in the new kitchen. (Remember the labeled design?)
The date of completion is here! Just as SCC Kitchen Bath & Home said, “On time and on Budget, You can plan the party”! But first it is time to put everything away. You find this is a wonderful experience because everything goes in its own designated spot just like it was designed. The new items fit in their own place. The items you kept come out of the containers and fit in the cabinets perfectly.
A well planned project! The space you always wanted. Everything has its own place.
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