Organize Your Home Easily with these Tips
6 Tips to Organize Your Home
While we may be in the middle of summer, school is fast approaching, and now is a great time to organize your home before your kids start back. Disorganization breeds chaos. And once an area gets messy and disorganized, it’s much easier for that area to collect and breed more stuff. Here are six tips to keep the disorganization and clutter at bay and for your house to start the school year organized.
Start With the Hot Spots
Start organizing with all the flat areas in your house. These are the places that quickly and easily collect piles every day. Put everything in its place as soon as you come home. If you notice these flat areas are still gathering piles, put up some decorations or art pieces so you are reminded that the counter is not a place for junk.
Find a Home for Everything
Find a place for every item in each and every room of your house including the garage. If you can’t find a place for the item or you don’t use it very often, this is a sign that you need to purge your home and get rid of the unused items.
Arrange by Frequency of Use
Keep regularly used items near the front or at eye level in closets, drawers and in the pantry. Store the stuff you rarely use high up or in the back.
Containers, containers, containers
Use drawer dividers and storage containers to group like items together. Each compartment or container serves as a placeholder when items are in use, which prevents the space from being overtaken by random clutter.
Zip and Store Small Things
To help keep clutter under control, group small items by category and store them in resealable plastic bags inside a larger storage container or drawer.
Swap out the Extra Stuff
Rotate clothing, toys and accessories by season so you aren’t tripping over winter boots when you’re looking for flip-flops and vice versa. This strategy also works for taming the toy room. Your kids will think it’s a major holiday when the old toys come back out.