Keep Your New Year’s Resolution With These Four Organizational Tips
New Year’s resolutions are always a popular topic at the beginning of the new year as millions of Americans across the nation resolve to make changes to improve their lives and lifestyles. In fact, “becoming more organized” ranked as one of the top resolutions last year. There’s no better place to start becoming more organized than in your own home. To quote F.D. Roosevelt, “Peace, like charity, begins at home.”
Organizing Your Home One Room At A Time
Organizing your home can be an overwhelming and unnerving experience to say the least. It’s always best to start with one room first and then move on to others. Hence if your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, den, kid’s room and entryway are all in disarray, start with the room that disturbs you the most or the one that needs the most work and then move on to the others.
Common rooms, such as kitchens, dens and entryways are typically the ones that need the most help. They’re also the rooms that are occupied more frequently and tend to become dumping grounds for clutter.
Start First With A Clear-Out Of Unnecessary Items
Take inventory of the items and furnishings currently in your room. If you no longer use it or if it’s worn and tattered, perhaps it’s time to give it away or dispense of it. Set clear boundaries of what you really need and no longer need. When organizing your clothing and apparel, consider doing away with items you have not worn in more than a year. Remove expired food items and cleaning products in the kitchen, as well as expired cleaning solutions, medication, and cosmetics in your bathroom.
Organize The Items You Want vs.The Ones You Do Not Want
Create piles with the items you want to keep and the ones you no longer want. Box the items you don’t want and place them by the front door so you remember to take them to your local donation center. Also, put aside lesser used items — such as glassware, seasonal keepsakes, sentimental mementos and kitchen appliances, etc. — that you still want. You can then box and store them someplace separate from your daily necessities but still easily accessible. After clearing out the items you no longer want or use too often, you are in the best place to organize your space.
Consider Decorative & Helpful Organizers
From attractive wall units, consoles and storage tables in your living spaces to baskets, bins, risers and carousels in closets and cabinets, there are many useful storage products to use when organizing and decluttering any space in your home. A local home show is a good place to start where you’ll meet many local exhibitors and national vendors, providing helpful solutions for your home.
Put Your Organization Into Action…
Shoes take up a great amount of space and a scattered array of shoes in your home’s entranceway can be an eyesore. Consider a decorative shoe rack to place boots and sneakers in. You may also want to consider an attractive coatrack to store jackets and overcoats. Both options create a neater, more inviting appearance.
Make the most of your bedroom closet by creating designated areas for specific clothing. If you have a great deal of shelves, consider storing shoes, folded apparel, sweaters and bags. If some of your clothing is extra tall, you may want to consider installing multiple rods. Clear boxes are also ideal for organizing your clothing.
Toys may tend to show up in every room in your home. When it comes to having a designated space for toys, a designated playroom can be ideal in a den, family or entertainment room. Use a colorful area rug for them to sit on and add colorful storage bins, baskets, etc. that fit into your décor and provide a place to store toys. You can even create a reward system for them to put their toys away at the end of the day, before going to bed.
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