Spring Cleaning with SilverSuperstore
If you’re like many hosts who entertained during the winter holidays, your spring cleaning to-do list is growing rather than shrinking.
The silver remains unpolished. A roll of Santa wrapping paper lives under the bed. Your list of New Year’s resolutions still mocks from beneath a refrigerator magnet, and a heart-shaped cookie plate keeps showing up on the breakfast table.
Restoring order so that you can focus on your soon-to-be beach body is easier than you think. Once you make a little progress, spring cleaning goes surprisingly fast. It’s simply a matter of careful planning and investing in a few products that will help you stay organized year-round.
Start with the easy stuff. Walk through your house with fresh eyes and throw out or recycle anything, like the wrinkled Santa paper, that you have no intention of using again. Disposing of clutter feels good. You’ll like it.
Here are some additional tips:
Tackle One Room at a Time
Resist the temptation to start a new project before you complete the first one. Choose one room and work methodically around the perimeter to stay on task. Finish up in the interior.
When in doubt, start with the heart of the home. Family members and guests gravitate to the kitchen, so that’s where the most clutter collects. That’s where the most messes are made.
Before you come up with a better storage plan for your flatware, set aside time to polish the set. Procrastinating can damage silverware that was crafted to last for generations.
We offer a wide variety of cleaning products and accessories, such as polishes, dips, gloves and special brushes, to make your life easier. The Hagerty brand has manufactured silver-cleaning products since 1895. We also feature products from the Cape Cod Metal Polish Company. Their soft, lightly vanilla-scented cloths make this seem less like a chore and more like a treat for the senses.
Be sure to read all the instructions and consult our thorough guide to cleaning silverware.
Find Storage Solutions
Keeping a tidy home is difficult if you don’t have a designated spot for everything. If your stainless-steel pie server tends to wind up in the same drawer with the screwdriver and spare batteries, it’s time to get organized.
We have a wide assortment of storage chests for flatware. Many are made by trusted names such as Towle and Reed & Barton. They come in all designs, heights and widths to suit your needs. Larger chests are tiered or feature drawers to accommodate odd pieces. You can choose from several gorgeous finishes like oak, walnut, maple, mahogany or cherry. An engraved nameplate is sure to make your storage chest a treasured heirloom someday.
If you don’t want something quite so large or formal, take a look at our fun, three-piece Towle ceramic caddy. The square containers sit on a wooden tray for easy reach on your island or counter top. Don’t overlook our divided drawer liners and tarnish-preventing storage bags for oddly shaped pieces like teapots.
We’ve thought of your jewelry too, so be sure to browse our collection of chests and stackable cases.
Properly storing your flatware and jewelry not only preserves their good looks, but it helps you keep track of each and every piece at a glance.
Shoot for Both Form and Function
You don’t have to be a hoarder to feel like your possessions are taking over, but there are some things you just can’t throw away. Car keys, sunglasses, photos, coins and dry-cleaning tickets make even the most elegant decor look trashy.
Prevent your collection of day-to-day items from becoming an eyesore. Set a classic Reed & Barton Paul Revere bowl on a console table or kitchen counter top for odds and ends. The gleaming silver-plate finish will make you forget all about the contents. The bowls come with a 100-year guarantee, and we offer plastic liners to protect the interior. They are also ideal for potpourri, guest soaps or fruit.
Our lovely, diverse trays and picture frames will also beautify your home and provide storage solutions all at the same time. Inspiration for spring cleaning is just a click away.