An organized home is a happy home. The cleaner and more streamlined your space is, the more relaxing and less chaotic it’ll be. Imagine being able to find what you’re looking for when you need it. And imagine being able to feel like you can actually breathe without excess tension brought on by a messy, dirty home.
Looking at your home now, however, can you say it’s truly clean and organized? If you said no, the following tips will help you out tremendously.
1. Spend a Few Minutes Each Day Tidying Up
Everything is more chaotic when you do it all at once. Doing things little by little, however, makes the task seem a lot smaller and easier. That said, spend maybe five to 10 minutes a day or so tidying up your home. One day, take out the trash and sweep & mop. The next, you might dust the house and wash towels. Simple.
2. Clean Out Your Closets Regularly
Many people go through their closet once or twice a year to clear out old clothing they no longer want. However, don’t only go through your clothing; tackle other closets in the house too, like the coat closet and other storage closets that might be present in your home, and get rid of what you don’t need.
3. Say Yes to Furniture with Built-in Storage
Benches, ottomans, and beds with built-in storagemake storing items incredibbly easy. They also help keep the clutter out of view. These are great for extra blankets or pillows, kids’ or pets’ toys, handheld electronics & chargers, and extra bed sheets.
4. Make Use of Lazy Susans
Lazy Susans don’t make you lazy; they can help keep your cabinets much more organized. Not to mention, they offer an easy way to get to your belongings without creating a mess moving items around when you need to get to something.
5. Use Colored Labels on Storage Bins
Storage bins are lovely in that they offer a place to put away the things you don’t necessarily use on a daily basis. However, the issue is, when we do need to find that thing we haven’t used in a while, it’s frustrating digging through several bins to find it. That's why we recommend using colored labelson your bins.
Colored labels also come in handy when you’re moving or putting things away in a storage unit.
6. Make Use of Drawer Organizers
The problem with drawers is that things can easily get lost in them, and you often find yourself frantically shuffling through them. To avoid this frustration, and to keep your items visible, take advantage of drawer organizers or dividers.
7. Don’t Hang Onto Old Socks and Undergarments
How many of us have socks, underwear, and other undergarments with holes or tears in them? If you have a surplus of these items, there is no need to keep holding onto them until they essentially disintegrate. Toss them!
8. Only Purchase Things That are on Your Shopping List
We often buy things we don’t need or won’t end up using. Instead, make it your mission to only buy things that are actually on your shopping list. (You’ll save money, too!) It’s okay to treat yourself sometimes. But definitely don’t go down every single aisle hoping to find something interesting to buy that’s not on your list.
9. Use Racks for Cans and Spices
Even your kitchen cabinets and pantry shelves might be in need of a little reorganization. Racks for cans and spice racks can help make organization and ease of finding things so much better.
It’s not always easy keeping, let alone making, a home organized. This is especially true when you have pets and/or kids. The good news is, there are numerous things you can do to make having (and keeping) an organized, clean home that much easier.