Tips for Home Organization
Let’s face it. Most of us put off organizing our homes, because it feels like a project requiring an enormous investment in time and effort. But, who says you have to organize your whole house all at once? A little goes a long way and you’ll be amazed at what a difference a few changes can make in the battle to conquer clutter.
Here are some easy and brilliant home organization hacks to get you started:
Use Drawer Organizers
No more messy vanity or desk drawers! Boost your productivity and have easy access to all your items.
What you’ll need: STORi Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers
Hang Jewelry on a Pegboard
No more tangled necklaces or sorting through messy piles of jewelry. Each earring and necklace can have its own hook and place to hang from.
What you’ll need: Comfify Rustic Jewelry Organizer
Store your Shoes Heel to Toe
To maximize space, for each pair of shoes you own, display one shoe with the toe facing out and display the other with the heel facing out.
Photo: Organized Living
Double Up on Hangers
Wish you had more closet space? Don’t fret. Try this: hook two hangers together with a soda can tab to keep outfits together and to take up less closet space.
What you’ll need: A soda can tab
Hang Pans on a Wall-Mounted Rack
Save cabinet space storing pans, pots, and other cookware on an unused wall.
What you’ll need: ZESPROKA Kitchen Wall Pot Pan Rack
Use Clear Containers for Food Storage
Efficiently organize your countertop and pantry with clear, airtight containers for food storage.
What you’ll need: Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Container Set
Store Cutting Boards on a Door
Save space on shelves or in your kitchen cabinets with this simple hack from That’s What Che Said.
What you’ll need: Zip ties, wire organizer (for foils and plastic wraps)
Photo: That's What Che Said
Add a Cord Bundler to Appliances
Keep your counter or floor cord situation under control by adding a stick-on cord bundler to your appliances.
What you’ll need: Command Gray Cord Bundler
Apply the “One In, One Out” Principle
This is an easy way to halt clutter in its tracks. Your storage space is not infinite. When you acquire something new, whether it be a new toy, a new shirt or new jeans, donate an older toy, or older piece of clothing. Easy as pie.
What you’ll need: Self-discipline
All of these solutions will help you make your house a bit more organized, as long as you have the basics covered.
- Make your bed
- Pick up all the clothes off the floor
- Put your clean, folded laundry in the closets or drawers where it belongs
- Put your shoes away
- Gather and keep your remote controls in one location, placing them in a box or bin
- Clean out your refrigerator and throw out anything that is expired or smells “less than fresh”
- Go through your pantry and toss out stale food or anything that is past its expiration date
- Recycle your junk mail
The basics are your foundation. Start here and then move on when you are ready!
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