By Anna Ben Yehuda | March 17, 2016 | Home & Real Estate
Lifestyle queen Martha Stewart shares the expert tips that will get you (and your space) ready for spring in no time.
How to keep a small space organized? “People tend to live their lives always on the go,” Stewart realistically observes. “My advice to those in a rush would be to neaten all surfaces—put away remotes and random items, dust coffee tables and counter spaces, and plump up sofa or chair cushions, arranging pillows neatly.”
Putting seasonal stuff away is just as important as taking it out once the weather changes, explains the lifestyle guru. “Keeping seasonal supplies well maintained and properly stored will always save you time and effort when it’s time to change over for the new season,” she says.
“Throwing a dinner party is my favorite way to bring interesting people together,” says Stewart. “Lamb served with spring vegetables is a great dish [to serve at] the beginning of spring.”
“A Discbound™notebook is a great customizable option that’s easy to organize, because you can remove and reorder the pages and add a new section whenever you need to,” she says. Not into notebooks? You might want to consider a binder: “Binders can also be organized by meal category, with printed recipes in sheet protectors to keep them clean on kitchen counters.”
Stewart, whose latest book, Martha Stewart Weddings, deals with both classic and more eclectic advice when planning a wedding, suggests incorporating “beautiful colors in your wedding’s theme and floral arrangements.”
…It’s going to be clear storage bins. “Try to buy one type of bin in several sizes,” offers Stewart. Or, head to Staples and binge on the newest Office by Martha Stewart™ products (our favorite? The designer setup.)
Although you might be tempted to “pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like drawer dividers or cabinet storage solutions,” try not to, Stewart says. “You want to be able to store your most frequently used items in the most accessible place.”