There’s nothing like getting properly organized to make you feel more at peace in your home. But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin. No doubt you’ve heard all about “life hacks,” which are tricks and shortcuts that help you manage your time more effectively. These hacks can also translate to more efficient home organization.
Here are our top home organization hacks.
How to Organize Every Room of Your House
When it comes to organizing your kitchen, it’s all about location. Stash items near where you usually use them. Then you can easily grab what you need and save time.
Within your fridge, arrange perishables by their expiration date. Items with the earliest expiration date should go in the front. That way, you’ll always know what you need to use up first.
Group items by type, store in plastic bins, and label everything. For instance, keep cooking utensils and measuring cups organized separately. And store sensibly — stack Tupperware lids together where you can find them when you need them.
Hang pretty hooks on your walls for scarves, bags, and jewelry. This keeps these items off the floor.
Also, don't neglect to use your furniture as storage. Store seasonal clothing in plastic bins under your bed to save room in the closet. Invest in an ottoman or bench with additional storage space inside.
As soon as you wear an article of clothing, hang it up with the hanger facing the opposite direction. In six months to a year, grab all the clothing with the hangers still facing the same direction and donate.
Arrange makeup, nail polish, and small hair accessories in flatware trays within your drawers. By separating these items, you’ll be able to find what you need quickly and keep an eye on any cosmetics that may be expiring soon.
Keep a basket on the floor for extra rolls of bath tissue, your hair dryer, and anything else you know you’ll use often. This helps you keep an eye on what you need to replace and makes it accessible.
Floating shelves are great for handy bathroom storage. Arrange stylish trays and containers for your combs, toothbrushes, and other small toiletries.
Going paperless can turn a messy office into an organized haven. Scan receipts to your computer as soon as you get them, and organize them into folders on your desktop. Request paperless billing from your utility providers.
All items you use frequently should be in your desk drawer, directly within reach of your dominant hand. These may include reading glasses, pens and pencils, scissors, a stapler, and other common office supplies. Store items you use less frequently in lower drawers.
Keep a power-surge protector under your desk for all your electronics. Secure all cords together with a twist tie.
Maintaining Your Home Organization Hacks
Once you’ve put the time into implementing your home organization, you want to make sure you can keep it pristine.
Here are some tips for maintaining your home organization:
- Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
- Take five minutes a day to quickly tidy any spots where clutter collects.
- Sort your mail and receipts as soon as you bring them into the house.
- Enlist the help of family members in maintaining your home.
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