Organizing Your Home
The idea is that to create storage space before you tackle the rooms you use most often. This way when you move on to the rooms and spaces you use most, there will be storage space available. This means that when you decide you are not using the Kitchen Aid mixer that’s been sitting on your counter top for 5 years, there’s a place to store it.
Start from your storage spaces. When you organize storage spaces first so that you find appliances, clothing, shoes, books, and papers that need a place to go, you’ll have a place for them. And it will be neat, tidy, and clutter free.
Think of it like this: Before you unload groceries, you’ve got to create space for them to go into the fridge. Before you load the dishwasher, you’ve got to unload the dishwasher.
Start with a project that you can easily complete. Like a junk drawer, then move onto a hall closet and zone in your basement. Break larger spaces up into smaller spaces.
- Junk drawers
- Utility or storage closet
- Basement and Attic
Second you organized shared spaces because they are the most operated areas in the home. Start with the kitchen, hall, living room, Dining Room and bathrooms.
If you have children, they help you to pick out a storage space for their toys in the living room. As long as you can live with their decision go with it. They will feel good over the project making them more likely to work with you, not against you.
- Living room
- Dining room
- Dorm room
Personal spaces like bedrooms, closets, and home offices take more time and attention to organize. You need to touch and assess most items in these areas to organize the space.
When you organize the kitchen, you can organize 25-40 items at once if you’re cleaning of utensils. In a closet, you have to make a good decision for organized to every small and big accessory.
These spaces will definitely tax your energy, so it’s a good idea to begin these on a weekend morning, with a good cup of coffee or tea.
- Home office
Now you start from smaller spaces like linen closets, laundry rooms, guest rooms, and mudrooms. These small spaces take short time because they are not very exciting. When every space is organized your home looks a more efficient place.It will make your guests’ visit easier for them as well.
- Laundry room
- Linen closet