When organizing your home, it’s best to begin with small changes before working your way up to the larger projects. Here are 10 simple tips to put you on the road to home organization.
Let’s start in the kitchen
Tip 1: Utilize a flatware tray for kitchen utensils and put it inside a kitchen drawer. Each kitchen utensil will be kept separate and you can easily find the kitchen utensil you need in a matter of seconds.
Tip 2: In order to keep your kitchen looking neat and tidy, keep appliances close to an electrical outlet. Keep appliances that you use frequently close together to avoid the clutter of power cords across the countertop. For example, try to keep your microwave, toaster, and coffee maker all in one location. It’s most convenient and it cuts down on clutter.
Tip 3: Organize your favorite recipes in alphabetical order. There are two great ways to do this, you can do this by either utilizing a simple note card system inside a note card box, or, by using a binder with alphabetical separators.
Next, the living room
Tip 4: If you have a lot of films or TV series on DVD it’s best to have a storage unit to neatly store your collection. Go for the good quality unit like one made of wood. It will give the unit durability and a will look great in your living room. Plus it’s a much better value in the long run when compared to cheap plastic units.
The closet is one of the most notoriously difficult areas of the home to keep organized
Tip 5: As seasons change, so do your clothes. Instead of hanging seasonal clothes like winter coats in the closet until next year, buy a plastic lidded storage bin to place them in. Then store the bin away in the attic or a closet until next year. This will save you space in your closet and drastically cut down closet clutter.
Tip 6: Everybody has clothes in the back of their closet that they completely forgot they owned. To reduce clutter, you should really clean out your closet once every three months to purge clothes that you never wear. To help you, use MyClothingHelper. Not only will it identify those clothes you never wear, it will also encourage you to maximize more of your wardrobe. It can also keep track of what you wore and when you wore it. This will help you save money on dry-cleaning expenses, as you can maximize the times you wear each outfit between cleanings.
On to the office…
Tip 7: A simple and neat way to store pens and pencils is by using a coffee mug. It’s a cheap solution and it’s an easy way to add a some personality to your work space.
Tip 8: Keep all of those important documents like deeds, titles and tax papers in a fireproof protective box. For security, the box should be lockable and in order to save space may be kept under your bed.
Some final tips for general home organization
Tip 9: Regularly dispose of unwanted old magazines and newspapers to avoid a build up of clutter. Try storing magazines in a handled basket next to your sofa. But make sure to regularly review the basket and get rid of old issues.
Tip 10: For old or unwanted items that are still usable, consider donating them to charity. You make think you will use them again, but the reality is that most of the time you will never need it again. This is an easy way to free up much needed space and you’ll feel good doing it.
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