Now that your surfaces are clear, let’s tackle the cabinets, drawers, and shelves in that living room
furniture. Most of the items you have in these nooks and crannies right now probably aren’t used that often. However, furniture storage can be very useful, so you’ll want to optimize this space.
PURGE – Grab your boxes again! Pull everything out of the drawers, then sort everything you don’t use frequently into the boxes, or into the recycling or trash bags.
CLEAN – Dust and clean all cabinets, drawers, and shelves.
ORGANIZE – Put back items that you’ve decided to keep, and organize them by function. Hopefully now you have extra storage space for items that actually need to be in the living room!
MAINTAIN – As always, put items away in their proper place each time you use them. Also go through these cabinets, shelves, and drawers periodically to purge and straighten their contents – That way, you won’t get overwhelmed by clutter later.