Home organization doesn’t need to be stressful. It doesn’t have to be daunting and strenuous at all. With proper planning and preparation, organizing a home can be less difficult.
If you are planning to organize your home anytime soon, here are few tips and practical advice that can help. They are all proven to be effective in terms of making those almost impossible tasks achievable.
For your Kitchen
Take out your utensils. Remove any broken, damaged and unused items. Wipe out the drawer clean before returning the remaining utensils.
Take out the items at your kitchen drawers. Sort them out and choose the ones that are outdated and unusable anymore.
Same thing goes with your pantry; throw away expired items and make a list of what’s left so you won’t end up buying the same items.
Stack canned goods together. Place dry goods in one exclusive cabinet or shelf. Spices and other ingredients must also be properly labeled.
Check the expiration dates of all items stored inside your fridge. Remove the ones that are already over their best before date.
For your Entryway
Create a drop zone at your entry way. Install coat hooks, place some boxes and one small box for keys and other small items.
A clear plastic bin can also be placed and used as container for scarves, mittens and other fabrics. A small shoe rack can also be utilized for shoes, boots and other footwear.
For the Garage
Use your wall to hang your bikes, skateboards and other items that you can store vertically.
Clean up each and every tool that you use daily. Make sure that they are clean and dry before storing them at drawers and cabinets.
For the Children’s Room
Arrange your children’s story books in alphabetical order. This way, you can easily find their favorites.
Put their stuffed toys in a bin when not in used. Better yet, store them in a small plastic container for easier identification.
Pro tip: For big home organization projects, make sure to break them down into small tasks so you won’t get overwhelmed.