Have you heard the saying, “a place for everything and everything in its place”? What a GREAT rule of thumb to live by when focusing on organization in your home.
If you are like so many others, you walk in the door and drop your keys wherever you stop first. Fast forward, it’s now time to leave and you can’t find your keys and everyone is getting a little comedy show with breakfast watching you run around in a tizzy looking for them. This is avoided by following that rule, and maybe a key rack or basket by the front door!
Check out these 4 tips for some of the best ways to keeping your home neat and organized!
The first step to organizing a cluttered house is, in fact, decluttering.
Learning how to get rid of stuff is a necessary first step. Because if you don’t, you will just end up shuffling clutter from one room to the next, trying to find somewhere to make it all fit. Clutter is probably the biggest reason for disorganization. A few great ways to remove clutter could be recycle things, have a garage sale and donate reusable items.
Clean Out Your Closet Every Season
By removing summer clothes for winter months you free up a ton of space. It will allow you to easily access the clothing for the current season and also leave you space for any new purchases. Any empty looking closest is about the best reason to justify a shopping trip. That’s a win, win!
Pro tip- that garage sale money you just made from decluttering could go towards funding your shipping trip to fill your freshly emptied closet!
Labels and Baskets Are Your Friend
Grouping like items in baskets keeps them organized and easily accessible. Baskets are your friend here. They are so versatile. You can mix and match sizes to meet your needs. You can also label them or colour coordinate them. They can be used in vanity drawers, dresser drawers, pantry shelves, even the play room. Labelling the baskets makes finding things much easier and a lot more efficient. For children who can not read labels colour coordination may be an easy way for them to tidy their toys and keep organized.
Pro tip- check out your local dollar store for a selection of baskets. They usually have tons of options.
Put It Away. Right Away.
You have worked so hard to declutter and give everything a home. Now comes the hard part, you have to keep it that way. It may seem like an easy idea, but the most simple way to keep things organized is to put your things away in their place immediately after using them. It can be as simple as hanging up your coat after you wear it. The more little things you can do throughout the day, the less likely you are to create clutter in the first place.
A little bit each day will keep your home organized and ultimately you feeling more relaxed.