I don’t know about you, but there’s something about this time of year that makes me want to deep clean and organize every room in my home. Maybe it’s the promise of open windows and longer days spent outside, but right now, inside my home, I want “a place for everything and everything in its place.”
Whether you’re planning to build new, renovate, or simply organize the spaces you already have, a few simple tips and tricks can help you create a home that is clutter-free, organized, and efficient.
Step 1. Declutter & Start Fresh
Before you begin any organization project, go through your current belongings, and get rid of anything you no longer need or use. This will help you start with a clean slate. Plus, you’ll have fewer items to corral and manage.
Step 2. Plan & Prioritize
If you’re fortunate enough to be building a new home or you're undertaking an extensive remodel, consider how you want to use each room and what types of storage solutions would work best in each area. For example, do you want built-in lockers in your mudroom, and if so, do you want those lockers open or closed? Open lockers are easier for kids to navigate, but closed lockers hide the inevitable messes those little people bring with them.
Step 3. Create a Schedule
Set aside time each day or each week to work on organizing different areas of your home. Completing one area will give you the boost of energy and satisfaction you need to move on to the next space without feeling overwhelmed.
Step 4. Invest in Quality
When it comes to home organization, investing in quality storage solutions is key. Consider built-in closet systems, pull-out shelving, and custom cabinetry that is designed to fit your unique needs. These little luxuries will also add value to your home in the long run.
PRO TIP: Maximize your vertical space. Consider adding built-in shelves or cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling. If new cabinetry is not an option right now, use hanging organizers in closets and behind doors to make the most of all available space. Check out this genius storage solution we found:
Step 5. Label Everything
Once you’ve organized your belongings and created a designated storage space for everything, make sure to label your containers, bins, and shelves. This will help you quickly find what you’re looking for and help ensure that everyone in the family knows exactly where to return things when they’re finished using them.
Incorporating home organization into a new home or an existing one is all about thoughtful planning and then setting aside the time to do it.
Warmer days are coming, friends. Let’s get ‘er done.