Organization, Painting Inspiration and Interior Decorating Ideas with Instagram for 2018
January has come and gone, and yet those New Year resolutions of finally buckling down and getting organized aren’t coming to fruition as easily as you’d hoped. The home décor seems dated, the walls need repainting, and the endless clutter is close to driving you out of the house (See Weekend Getaways on page 4). It seems like an impossible task – but it’s not too late to start the year off right and get down to it.
Effective organization is a hoop that we all struggle to jump through, but there are many resources with ideas on how to declutter and simplify your home easily, and with beautiful results.
If you’re not on board yet, Instagam is a big trend for creative inspiration – it’s not just for the tweens, teens and hipsters.
We’ve found a handful of motivational Instragram accounts to follow that might give you the creative boost you need!
@neatmethod – NEAT Method offers tips on how to organize pantries, closets, kids’ corners, and more. With new tips every Tuesday from organized people across the country, you’ll learn the best ways to organize and minimize!
@thehomeedit – The Home Edit is just what you’ve been looking for – an edit to your home, not a total rewrite! Keeping the essentials is what this is about, and The Home Edit will help you re-organize in a way that creates order with the things you have, making them easily accessible and aesthetically pleasing.
@simplyorganized – This account, run by a professional organizer, specializes in decluttering and organization. Follow, and you’ll be better equipped to tackle spaces in your house, like the garage and closets, that seem otherwise unmanageable.
Screenshot from @thehomeedit
@housebeautiful – If you want to change things up and try decorating in a way that feels fresh and different, inspiration can be found from the amazing home décor images from around the world at House Beautiful.
@benjaminmoore and @sherwinwilliams For all interior color trends and ideas, these house paint companies have very comprehensive and inspiring Instagram profiles – just look and see what new and innovative approaches you could take to brightening up a room, door or piece of furniture this year.
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@erikabonnell – A Northern Virginia decorator, Erika posts beautiful photos of her projects in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. It’s great inspiration for bold new trends!
@shanty2chic – These sisters are HGTV hosts and furniture designers, and along with photos of their renovations and DIY adventures, their YouTube channel features how-to videos, so you can find ways to get crafty with your home decoration and organization too.
@lizmariegalvan – This home and garden pro shares her journey fixing up an 1800s farm house – the photos are incredible! See the journey to this beautiful home and her decorating additions. Read her blog to get inspiration for your own!
Simplify and Beautify
@finishingtouchdecorbyjenny – Follow Jenny to see spaces transformed as the finishing touches are put together. She shares tips in the stories for affordable ways to get a beautiful look.
@simplifywithstyledecorating – This Nashville based company shows the ways simple décor can make a big statement, and also offers tips on organizing and simplifying your home.
Screenshot from @Shanty2Chic
A key step to completing the organization process is getting rid of unnecessary items. Whether it’s cleaning out your closet of those clothes you never wear, retiring the jackets your kids don’t fit into anymore, or cleaning storage spaces of old furniture and books, you’ll feel better once your home is clutter free and simplified.
If you do take these steps towards organization, here is a list of nearby places to donate unwanted items:
• Prince William County Library System
• Habitat for Humanity Prince William County & ReStore
• ACTS of Prince William County for Thrift Store donations
• Salvation Army Manasass
• Goodwill of Greater Washington
• Prince William County Electronics Recycling & Disposal Program
Visit the websites above for what these organizations take and for hours and pick-up services. Or, visit Ten Places to Donate Unwanted Household Items for a full list of these and other and links to their websites.
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See this article in the Winter 2018 Issue of Haymarket Homeowner.