In general, an organized home tends to be a happy home because it helps you find things you need faster and make your home more appealing, open, and fresh. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in organizing a home, and whatever strategy you choose needs to work with your lifestyle, family, and taste.
But if you’re looking for quick solutions, here are a couple of tried-and-true methods that can help you organize your home in no time — saving you time, money, and from the stress that comes with living in a “den of disorder.”
The first room you should organize is the kitchen as it’s one of the most used areas in your home, and getting this high-traffic part can help you feel less stressed during mealtime. Here’s what you can do:
- Tuck Away Occasionally Used Items — You should place small appliances that you often use, like your toaster and coffee maker, on the counter. Meanwhile, you should put ones you seldom use on a lower cabinet. Have professionals install a deep lower shelf onto your kitchen cabinets to hold these items.
- Store Items Where You Use Them — It’s best to place things you use for cooking like pots and pans near your stovetops, mixing bowls near your countertops, and utensils near the dishwasher.
A common issue in family living rooms is the clutter that tends to accumulate on flat surfaces, including papers, books, and magazines. You can eliminate this by arranging them on your coffee table or placing them on a stackable file cart. Additionally, adding a wastebasket inside the living room is a great way to cut down on clutter.
Dining rooms are a commonplace for any family as this is where everyone gathers to eat. A great way to organize items that often get left on the dining table like pens, laptops, or extra napkins, is using your sideboard. Although people usually use these to display fancy dishes that they rarely use, turning them into a storage unit that houses bins to hold tablets, placemats, and anything else that everyone needs when using the dining room is more practical.
The bathroom can be a messy place because occupants use it throughout the day, allowing clutter to quickly accumulate, especially on the sink countertop or medicine cabinet. You can organize your bathroom by grouping similar items together, such as placing all cosmetics in a plastic bin, skincare, hair products on the same medicine-cabinet shelf, and body wash under one spot under the sink.
A great way to organize your bedroom is by decluttering and rearranging your furniture to optimize space. If you notice some furniture pieces hold no value to your bedroom, like an extra bedside table, remove them. Additionally, adding a hamper and small garbage pail in the room can significantly help your bedroom become free from unnecessary clutter.
A garage can get messy quickly since most homeowners also use it as a storage space. The simplest way you can organize your garage is by placing items in a few cardboard boxes or bins. A stainless steel rack that can carry a heavy load will then arrange the boxes and containers.
To effectively organize your things. First, you need to categorize your items, such as sports and recreational equipment, automotive gear, and gardening tools. Once you know their categories, place them in a box, and arrange them on the sides of your garage.
Whip your house into shape by incorporating the strategies mentioned to tidy every space in your home, helping you organize and banish clutter throughout your home, allowing you to get the most out of each area.