There is no greater time to get organized than right before a season change, and now that August is here, fall is quickly approaching, which means it is time to get your home in order. Once fall hits, a series of holidays tends to take up most of your time, leaving little time to organize your home, so the time is now! If you cringe at the idea of organizing, cringe no more because here are a few ways to prevent organizing your home from becoming overwhelming and tedious. You will be amazed how easy it is to organize your home and keep it that way over time with these helpful tricks.
Reasons to get organized
If clutter does not bother you, then you might be wondering why you even need to bother organizing. Home organization is important for several reasons, and one big reason is to save you money by preventing you from spending money on unneeded items. The House Mix Blog also suggests that keeping your home organized can help make your everyday life simpler and more peaceful as well as help you use available space to its full potential. Even if you think clutter does not bother you, you will be surprised how much better you feel when your home is clutter free. If these reasons are not enough to convince you to organize your home, think of how much easier it will be for you to find items you need if everything has a designated place where it belongs. Desire to be organized in order to live a more convenient life.
Where to start
Organizing becomes overwhelming when you try to organize your entire house all at once. Instead, take it one room at a time when you have the time. This makes it a project rather than a chore. Create a game plan so you know which rooms to start with, which organization tools you need, and what time frame you are working with. After your plan is set, it is time to get rid of unnecessary clutter. Everything you own should have a permanent place to be put away. When you are shopping for organization tools, you should be able to visualize how you will use each tool and where it will go before you purchase it so you do not end up creating more clutter instead of getting organized.
How to stay organized
Once each room in your home is organized, make sure you show your family where items go so when it is time to clean up messes, everyone knows where everything goes. When a home is organized, and everything has a place, it makes cleaning much easier for everyone in the home, especially kids. If you have young kids, use kid-friendly organization tools so it is fun for them to put things away.
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.