ORGANIZING YOUR HOME CAN SEEM OVERWHELMING BUT HERE ARE A FEW QUICK TIPS TO KEEP EVERY PART OF YOUR HOME ORGANIZED ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Wondering where to start with organizing? Let’s start with the basics. Begin your organizing journey by sifting through the items in your home and noting what you use daily. Evaluate your past, present and future use of any items that are not used daily. Store sentimental items or items not used frequently in the garage or storage unit so they don’t take up your daily space. Donate or sell items you no longer need or use. Throw away older items that can’t be donated. Consider repurposing items for other uses.
Create storage spaces
Get a key hanger to place next to the door so you don’t loose your keys. Use well labeled containers and shelving to keep track of what goes where. Try to take steps each day to keep your home organized to stay on top of it. A little bit goes a long way.
Storage space under you bed can be a great idea. It is hidden and will keep the clutter from being on floors. Buy a shoe rack, if you don’t already have one. The big pile of shoes looks messy and is not functional. Get mesh containers for a child’s room and make a game for them to help put all the toys away after each playtime. Make the bed everyday to keep your bedroom looking fresh and tidy and it takes less than two minutes. It is a very simple step to keep you sane. It’s also much nicer to come home after a long day to a fresh bed, where you can get under the covers.
Do a quick bathroom wipe down of the sink and countertops every day. This will make your weekly deeper cleaning much easier and keep the bathroom feeling fresh. Organize your medicine cabinet and throw out any old products. You should use this space for the things you use daily and relocate the other items to under the sink in a container or another cabinet. Keep all your hair products in a separate container under the sink. When you need to use them, pull out the container and put it away without creating a mess. Use the space over the toilet. Even if your bathroom is small, its worth it to invest in some shelving or cabinets to hold extra towels and items you will need. Try to keep counter tops clear, but if you do want something out, you can purchase nice jars to hold cotton swabs or bath salts so it looks nice, but is also functional.
The living room tends to acquire a lot of clutter because we use the space often. Try to keep your flat surfaces free of clutter. Create a specific drawer or shelving to places books. If your coffee table doesn’t have drawers, get rollaway bins or containers to put under it so the mess doesn’t sit on top of your table. Create a designated play or game area with an unused corner of the room. Fix the throw pillows and blankets on the couch daily to keep the clutter away.
Take advantage of all your cabinets by organizing the dishes to maximum space. Invest in a cutlery tray for your utensils. Instead of digging through the drawer to find a certain utensil, you can easily see what you need. Organize your plastic container drawer. Throw out ones that are old or missing lids. Try to stack them inside of each to save space as well. Take everything out of the fridge and wipe down the inside, then throw out old and expired items. Organize everything by type and place the most used items in the front. Keep a box of baking soda in the fridge to keep it smelling fresh.
Set up different zones for specific purposes: baking, cleaning supplies, and recycling for example. Keep everything organized in their appropriate drawers or cabinets. Clean out your pantry. Organize by food types and donate cans you won’t use. Make this a weekly routine of going through and throwing out old food and keeping everything in its designated sections in the pantry and fridge. Wipe down the counters daily and do the dishes after each meal, or put in the dishwasher. Run the dishwasher every night and put away clean dishes to keep your kitchen clean and organized.
Follow these steps to get your home organized and keep it that way! If you need help getting started, give us a call to schedule a cleaning today.