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Spring Cleaning: Simple Tips for Getting Rid of the Clutter in Your Home

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Spring has Sprung at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture where we give sound advice on home decor tips and furniture selctions

        Whether you’re a pack rat or you’ve just been a bit busy lately, it’s easy to let your home become unorganized.  A pile of junk mail here.  A stash of magazines there.  Before you know it, you’re drowning in a sea of clutter and you’re not sure how to swim out of it.  Fortunately, it is possible to regain control of the chaos with a little organizational know-how and spring is a great time to start anew. Here are some simple tips for getting rid of the clutter in your home:

1.     Take it one step at a time. 

        If the mess has gotten out of hand, you might feel intimidated at the thought of tidying everything up.  You may even feel like abandoning the idea of organization entirely.  Looking at the big picture will probably be seem too daunting.  Instead, try breaking down your overall organization project into smaller tasks.  For example, if your closet looks like a disaster area, you might take a day to sort through your clothes and donate the ones you don’t want to charity.  Another day you could get rid of all the expired food items that are cluttering up your pantry.  By focusing on one chore per day, you’ll prevent yourself from being overwhelmed by the enormity of it all.  Take things a step at a time and you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish in only a week or two.
 
2.     Start with a clean slate. 

        Once you’ve gotten rid of the major clutter culprits in your home, you need to ask yourself an important question: Is your main issue the mess or the dirt?  If it’s the latter, giving your house a good cleaning can go a long way toward giving you a more organized mindset.  Think about it:  Doesn’t your home just feel a bit more orderly when the kitchen counter is sparkly and the carpet is vacuumed?  As a bonus, that clean feeling may encourage you to keep things that way.  After all, it’s hard to wipe tables and mop floors if your stuff is piled everywhere.  Give your house a thorough scrubbing from top to bottom and try to maintain that level of cleanliness.  A clean home is a great way to ensure a fresh start when it comes to organization.

3.     Learn to let go. 

        If you’re trying to keep clutter out of your home, you have to make a conscious decision to let go of unnecessary possessions.  It’s best to follow the “In-and-out” rule.  (No, not the fast-food burger joint.)  This simply means that when you bring a new item into any room, you need to take out another item to keep things in balance.  For example, if you buy a new lamp for your den, then you’ll probably want to remove the old one.  However, it doesn’t always have to be an even exchange.  A pair of new vases for your mantle could be swapped out with those bookends that no longer suit your style.  You’ll also want to watch for duplicate pieces in your rooms.  If you purchase a new candle for your bedroom nightstand, take stock of how many similar ones you already have in that area.  It’s fine to have a few decorative elements here and there, but don’t go overboard.  You should always strive to replace rather than add to a collection.  The same goes for any throws or pillows on your beds and sofas.  Keeping more than a couple in each room can lead to clutter if you’re not careful.  By only bringing in the same number of items you take out, you’ll help keep the mess in check.

        If your home is unorganized, it’s easy to feel like you’re in over your head.  However, organization doesn’t have to be overly complicated.  Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.  Use the simple tips on this list to help you begin your quest to conquer the clutter.  You’ll have a clean and clutter-free home in no time at all!

And don’t forget at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, we have great furniture pieces that offer storage to help you declutter. We also carry a line of cleaning products for your furniture. Stop by today at 4735 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor On.

Thank you for 50 Years!

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Founded in 1962, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, Windsor On was built on the viewpoint that home furnishings should be outstanding in quality, style and value.  As Windsor’s premier home furniture store, we take pride in our wide-selection of styles that will furnish your bedroom to the kitchen to the home office.  We have everything you need to create your ideal home.

We understand that the customers that shop in our store view their home as a haven to play,dine, work, sleep and dream.  Our job is not only to inspire you but to guide you and help you with your home furnishing selections. Our staff provides expert decorating and entertaining advice whether your style is traditional or contemporary. We are here to ensure that your home design dream is achieved.

And that is why we would like to thank you for coming out to our Anniversary Sale.  It was great to see so many faces-some new and some old friends.  It is the support of all of you that has allowed us to enjoy 50 years of providing services.  We look forward to serving you for another 50 years.

Enjoy Your Day, Richard

My Comfort Sofabed

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The My Comfort sofabed transforms from a fashionable two or three seat sofa to a comfortable bed without removing any cushions or sacrificing any style.