Easily knock out one task per day and you’ll be more organized in no time.
Organizing your home and space will help you feel more in control of your environment. The sense of an clean and orderly home order can reduce stress, help you focus on your own well-being and achieve your big goals. Use these helpful tips to organize your entire home very efficiently.
Don’t forget the garage
The garage can become a dumping ground for excess clutter; I recommend starting out in the garage. Your garage can be one of the most overcrowded places in the house.
- Hang some peg board, these are great for storage
- Put some tool hooks in the holes on the board, visit Lowe’s for hardware
- Use templates to outline places where tools will be stored.
This tool organizing system will keep you organized, and call your attention when tools are not in the right place.
Reduce laundry time
One of the smallest rooms in your home can be a disaster zone, so don’t forget the laundry room.
Assign everyone with their own laundry basket. This helps to prevent missing socks, etc.
When the laundry is done being washed, have everyone come to the laundry room to pick up their stack of clean clothes.
Ensure you organize other items in the laundry room using shelves and storage bins.
An organized kitchen is more fun to cook in
The kitchen is the centerpiece of homes. The kitchen is a busy room because family members use the kitchen several times a day. We congregate in our kitchens, eat in them, study in them, so they can get disorganized and dirty easily.
Visit stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond and The Container Store to get ideas for organizing your kitchen. Don’t forget the pantry; like laundry room and garage, it can easily get cluttered.
Use a storage cart to store your most commonly used items. This cart can store items such as knives, scissors, spices, cleaning items, etc.
Establish phone charging stations
People get frustrated by charging cables scattered throughout the home. One easy solution is to set up charging stations that conceal the cords. Some furniture and wall outlets are designed with built-in USB ports.
Keep children’s toy clutter to a minimum
One of the biggest struggles parents face with children is picking up their toys.
Teaching children to put away their toys establishes personal responsibility in children and it teaches them to be organized.
An idea is to buy storage containers, shelving and bins; this will help in the organization process and children will feel like they have their belongings organized in one place so they are easy to find. Ikea has some great ideas for organizing children’s toys.
Don’t forget the adult’s closet
The adult closets can be another dumping place for clutter. Once of the challenging things everyone faces is taking the time to go into the closet and get rid of clothes that aren’t being used anymore. There are many places that will gladly take donations, so a sense of helping others is a great reason to get organized.
Here are tips for getting your closet in organized:
- Clear the floor to make moving around easier.
- Buy storage containers and hangers at Walmart.
- Pull everything out and go through it to see what needs to go.
- Only keep items that you know you will use/wear again.
Ahh, kids’ closets
One of the best ways to organize a kid’s closet is to hang shelving units. Ensure plenty of quality hangers are on hand and use heavy duty hangers for heavier clothes.
Simplifying makes living in your home much easier
Eliminating clutter is the best thing you can do to make your home feel more clean and organized. Set aside some time to declutter and organize each room in your home. The best method is to perhaps knock out one room per day or if time is limited, once room per week.
Brought to you by: Michael L, Brownstead, Broker-Owner, Brownstead Real Estate, LLC., 8700 Stonebrook Pkwy, Box 551, Frisco, TX 75034
Michael Brownstead is a 24-year Army Retired Veteran who has been selling real estate in Frisco, TX and surrounding communities since 2010. One of Michael Brownstead’s many specialties is assisting Veterans with their real estate needs.