How To Organize A House
Show me your clutter and I will show you how to organize a house. Having a clean and well organized home is key to any interior design. Sometimes you don’t need new paint, or new drapery but all you need is to get organized. Some days my family and I are running from one activity to the next and haven’t had the time nor the energy to straighten up before we leave.
We don’t even notice until we get back home that we’ve left shoes, toys, and various other items strewn about. On those rare occasions when we get to slow down for an extended period of time to notice, it usually ignites a fire in me that will have me in a frenzy until it gets back to the peaceful home that I once remembered. Getting organized and staying organized is key to a well-balanced home. Let’s look at a few ways to get organized.
Diy Kitchen Organization Ideas
In my home our kitchen seems to be the catch-all for the important and the unimportant papers. As mentioned in my previous article, Are You Spring Ready? it is necessary to put a filing system in place to keep the mail organized. But mail is not the only culprit in your culinary quarters to get out of control. Check out a few of my best kitchen organizational ideas.
- Countertops-All counter tops should be kept clean and clear at all times. Only keep the items you often use on top. This way you can be sure to keep your space looking neat and clean.
- Tupperware-Use big plastic containers to store the plastic bowls and such. I bought a Tupperware set that had various size bowls and containers. It all came in this huge Tupperware container so I re purposed it to use as storage for the rest of the bowls to keep them out of sight.
- Pegboard-If you are low on cabinet and storage space like I am then a pegboard is a must have. You can keep all your measuring cups and spoons, spatulas and more well organized with a pegboard.
- Towel Bar-You can use a towel bar or even a tension rod to place in the bottom cabinets to hang all your spray bottles. This will free up space in your cabinets allowing for more storage possibilities.
- Egg Cartons– Yes, I said egg cartons. This is because they are designed with separators. These are not just good for keeping your eggs safe but they can be used for that pesky junk drawer. Utilize the separators to keep all those loose odds and ends from cluttering up the drawers.
Our bathroom is small and compact so organization is a must. Check out a few of my favorite things I use to keep me organized.
6. Tupperware-Yes! Tupperware again can be used not only in the kitchen but for the bathroom as well. They come in handy when you are looking for ways to organize makeup, makeup brushes or even hair brushes. Just remember to dedicate it to a particular item or you will end up with just another junk drawer or in this case a junk container.
7. Shower Caddies– Caddies of any kind are great for storage and organization. It gives a place for your bathroom items which keeps this space looking nice and tidy. You can also use a caddy for curling irons, straighten combs or even blow dryers. They hang on the inside of your cabinet door to keep them out of sight.
8. Towels– Another space saver trick is to roll your towels instead of folding them. This is a great way to keep everything looking neat. I roll my towels and stack them on top of each other which allows for more to fit inside of my bathroom cabinet.
9. Racks-To keep your hand towels and robes organized you can use a back of the door towel tack. These hang from the door and really keep your comfort station from looking like an outhouse.
10. Cabinets-Clear out the cabinets. Go through your cabinets and throw away anything that you no longer have a need for or that you haven’t used in a while. Also, use containers with handles and place below the sink items in the baskets. It is best to categorize them for easy access. For instance, all the cleaning supplies in one basket so that when you go to clean, you have all your cleaning supplies in one place.
11. Comforter Bag– It is a good idea to use the plastic bag that the comforter comes in as storage. I have a rotation for my comforters so when I’m not using a set I store them in these bags. I also use them to store sweaters and seasonal garments.
12. Purge-Get rid of anything you have not used or worn in a year. Trust me if you haven’t worn it this year than you are not going to wear it next year. A good rule of thumb is to get rid of one piece of clothing for every piece of new clothing that is bought. It keeps closets from being overstuffed.
13. Closet Organizer-Invest in a closet organizer. My house was built in the early 1900s which means the closet space is very limited and in some cases non-existent. I’ve employed closet organizers that have worked wonders in keeping our things neat and organized.
14. Shoe Racks- Shoe racks are a very good resource for keeping your floor space free and clear. It also extends the life of your shoes.
15.Bed– Make your bed. Enough said. We got a brand new bed a few months ago and we happily made it everday because it was new and we hadn’t had a new bed in years. As time went on and our need to get out to whatever activity on time became more important we stopped making the bed. After taking inventory I realized how much a messy bed adds to the clutter of the room. It is an awesome thing to come home after a long day to a neat and tidy bedroom with a well made bed.
Clearing The Clutter
Organization is no easy or small task. It is a skill that some have naturally and others develop over time. With some smart planning and patience it is essential in controlling the chaos. Don’t be intimidated and let your creative side take over and get rid of the clutter. If you like these ideas or have any suggestions, we would like to hear from you. Please comment below. Happy Decorating!