With 2019 already underway, many of us are cracking down on our resolutions to improve our lives this new year. Make your home a priority by following these easy steps to better organize your space.
Take Advantage of Unused Space
- Do you have bare walls, but clutter on the floor? Hang storage bins or wicker baskets from sturdy hooks to free up space on the floor. Be sure to choose a style that blends in softly with your palette, so the bins can become décor too.
- Can’t figure out what to do with that empty corner? Utilize one of the biggest current décor trends – plants. Not only do they purify the air in your home, they also add a touch of color to any room.
- Tidy up your entryway with a shoe rack that doubles as an outgoing items area. You’ll be able to head out the door with a minute’s notice!
Make Spring Cleaning a Thing of the Past
- To make spring cleaning less overwhelming, doing a thorough clean each month will significantly decrease mess and clutter. Start by getting rid of things you never wear. A rule of thumb to follow: if it hasn’t been worn in one year, it goes in the donation pile.
- Organize your cleaning items in a caddy. Instead of using valuable shelf space for storage, a caddy is easy to reach and transport to any room that needs a scrub-down.
Plan Ahead of Time
- Streamline your grocery trips by planning and meal-prepping every Sunday. Knowing what you are going to eat throughout the week will not only make your grocery trips easier, but also keep you accountable for eating healthier. This weekly meal planner will be your best friend in no time.
- Take your planning to the next level with this 2019 Planner. Writing down your tasks, appointments, and reminders will help you commit them to memory and your personal and professional life will surely thank you!
- Never be late again with a wall clock in every room in the house, especially the bathrooms. Checking the time on a cell phone can be distracting and ultimately cause more delays.
Tidy Up your Home Office
- Ensure your important items are filed away in a safe space. Whether it be a passport, birth certificate, or sentimental photos, these binders with zippered plastic pockets will keep all documents safe and easy-to-reach.
- Keep excess cords and wires hidden under your desk with a cable management box. No more tangles!
- Get the best of both worlds. Make more room for your work while still keeping all your necessities with this desktop organizer.
For more home organization tips, check out our post on how to create a clutter-free bathroom.
You look out the living room window and think to yourself, “It’s a beautiful day!” Next to you, your pup is bursting with energy, tail wagging and ready to tackle the day head on. If you have some time on your hands, a trip to the dog park might be a fun opportunity for some exercise and socializing.
Before piling into your car, remember these few tips. First, take note of how your dog behaves on the leash. This will be helpful when you’re at the park and there is a whole world of distractions for your dog. Next, don’t forget extra poop bags. Some parks have bag dispensers and waste receptacles, but not all of them. It will always be your responsibility to clean up and care for your dog. Finally, always keep an eye on your dog at the park. You’ll have to be on guard for whatever may happen.
Scroll below for our list of the best dog parks in Chino Hills, Anaheim, Newark, Ontario.
Dairyland Park – A walking perimeter, fake and faux grass, and agility equipment makes this park a home run for you and your pup! Complete with separate areas for large and small dogs.
Vila Borba Park – You’ll find separated spaces for large and small dogs, as well as plenty of shady spots to relax on those extra sunny days.
Prado Recreation Dog Park – This 585-acre property is home to several large fields available for public use and training.
La Palma Dog Park – Located in La Palma Park, one of the largest parks in Anaheim, La Palma Dog Park is the perfect place to play off-leash! The Dog Park features small and large dog areas, shade trees, benches, and drinking fountains. La Palma also features a monument in honor of the Anaheim Police Department’s K-9 officers.
Olive Hills Dog Park – Situated next to the Olive Hills Tennis Courts, the Olive Hills Dog Park features a perimeter walking/jogging path, patches of artificial turf, separated small and large dog use areas with agility equipment, benches, and native plant materials.
Newark Community Park – Socializing your dog just got a whole lot easier with this new park. With the accessible drinking fountains and plenty of room to roam, your pup will be making many new friends before you head back home.
Central Park Dog Park – Located adjacent to the Fremont Animal Shelter with access off Stevenson Boulevard, this park features two turfed areas – 1.2 acres with artificial turf and lighting for large dogs, and a smaller .02 acre area with natural grass for dogs 14 inches and under at the shoulders. Both areas have a double gate entry to the turf areas that were designed for the convenience of dog owners and the security of their pets.
Drigon Dog Park – A local favorite, this park comes complete with complimentary poop bag stations, benches and seating areas, dog-themed decorations, and agility courses for both the large and small dog play areas.
Schimmel Dog Park – This dog park is a part of John Galvin Park, so there is plenty of parking for those busy weekend days. The park name is in dedication to Ontario’s first police dog, “Ex” Von der Schimmel-Suhulz Heide, who lost his life in 1986 protecting his handler, Corporal Ernie Dorame.
Whispering Lakes Dog Park – If you’re training your pup for an upcoming agility course, this is the park to visit. You’ll have access to a variety of agility equipment to get your pup in tip-top shape.