Organizing your house and space can make you feel more in control of your surroundings. This sense of order might help you relax, focus on your personal health, and achieve your other objectives. Use these suggestions to swiftly and easily organize your entire home.
Your new tool organization system will keep you organized while also alerting you about missing tools and it’s easy to see where each item should go.
Cut laundry system
How did one of the house’s tiniest rooms become so chaotic? And why does it appear that doing laundry takes so long?
This laundry strategy will save you time and help you regain your sanity. To begin, give each person their own washing basket. To avoid missing things or mix-ups, write the names of family members on the sides of the baskets.
Now here’s the sweet secret. When the wash is done, rather than placing the clean laundry on the dining room table or the stairs (and watching everyone walk by without picking up their clothes), have everyone come to the laundry room to pick up their personalized basket of clean clothing.
Work some kitchen magic
The kitchen is the activity hub of most homes. It’s a busy area because family members or roommates use the kitchen at least three to five times a day.
Because we have so many varied activities happening in the kitchen, it’s wise to create separate stations for those activities. One way to accomplish this is to invest in a rolling cart, whatever style and size wor best in your kitchen.
Use this cart to establish a dedicated space for one of your most common activities. For example, create a lunch-making station stocked with a cutting board and knife, salt and pepper, paper towels, and non-perishable food items (bread, oranges, and apples) and snacks. Create the space for your family to assist in making your life easier while also keeping one station of like-items together.
Put it in writing
Whether you’re a one-person household or a family of five, one tool can save your life or home: a household manual. The beauty of this handy tool is it doesn’t have to be compiled all at one time, and it costs you nothing to create.
Grab a three-ring binder and a three-hole punch, and keep your essential information in the binder. You can also file your documents by putting essentials like notebooks and books like the Bible on top.
As you continue to organize your home and find more essential documents, you can add them to the cupboard. For those who prefer a digital approach, store your manual on a highly secure cloud service.
Tell a narrative toy story
Whether it’s grandparents or new moms and dads, one of the biggest complaints of people who share their home with children is about picking up toys.
The “putting away” task is a skill that can and should be taught to children, as it’s important for establishing personal responsibility in kids as they grow into teens and then adulthood. Besides, putting away toys can be fun.
Here’s one idea that will shift your play storage situation from frustration to elation. Use colorful bins to hold toys, designating each bin to hold one type of toy, such as musical instruments, cars, dolls, games.
To make it even easier, find pictures of the toys in magazines or online, and use them to label the bins.
Declutter the grownups’ bedroom closet
Bulging closets and growing piles of clean and dirty laundry may nix the possibility of either rest or romance. Decluttering in the bedroom creates a sanctuary for both.
Starting with the closet is good to move. Once the space is clear, it all boils down to finding what you need when you need it.
Bundle toiletries and grooming tools
Some bathrooms are small, and everyone seems to have their own favorite shampoo, hairbrush, and brand of toothpaste. Drawer and counter space tends to run out quickly.
If this is your situation, try assigning everyone in the house a bathroom caddy, loaded up with all their cosmetics, toiletries, and grooming tools, and labeled with their name.
Store the caddies on a shelf in the bathroom or carry them to and from the bedroom. The bathroom stays organized, and there’s an automatic clean-up built in after every visit.