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5 Best Tips to Start Organizing Your Home
Nothing is more relaxing than a clean, organized home. Even if your home is completely clean, clutter and disorganization can make it feel small and cramped. Use these tips to organize each room of your home and make the most of your space. Here are the best 5 tips to start organizing your home.
I listed these in the order that I would do the rooms; when I start with the living room, it’s REALLY easy to stop organizing after that! It’s easy to do the rooms that visitors see and then stop; if you start with the rooms visitors don’t see, you have to keep going until it’s all done !
Start Organizing Your Home, with your bedroom. To start organizing your bedroom, start with an empty laundry basket. Pick up all the clothes laying on the ground and put them in the empty basket. Fill up as many baskets as you can until all of the clothes are off the ground. To really feel like you’re about to organize your home, make the bed and immediately make the room look better. Next, look at your bedside tables. Is there extra clutter on there you don’t need? If possible, put things away in your drawers, in the garbage, or in storage. Most importantly keep “personal items” in a drawer–you never know when someone will accidentally walk into your room while looking for the bathroom.
Next, close your closet door. If it’s not organized yet, skip down to closets, follow those steps, and come back here. Pick up any books lying on your bookshelves, on the ground, or next to the bed, and put them away neatly. Tuck any under bed storage well underneath the bed, to prevent people from tripping on it.
The second room to Start Organizing Your Home is a Bathroom. Put away any toothbrushes in a cup (heads-up!) or in a toothbrush rack. Put the toothpaste away, not on the sink as it can leak and stick to the sink. Pick up any dirty towels or clothes and add them to the laundry pile you started in the bedrooms. Make sure the toilet paper roll is full and ensure that a new roll is close to the toilet. Pull back the shower curtain and line up/hang up the shampoos, body washes, loofahs, etc. in an orderly manner. Line up things on your shelving, and put medications (prescription and over-the-counter) in the medicine cabinet, out of sight. Check to ensure that your floor mats are neatly aligned.
The Closets is the next room to Start Organizing Your Home. Pick up any clothes that have fallen off of their hangers and immediately rehang them.
Take any empty hangers and put them all at the far right or far left of the closet for easy use. Make sure that the clothes are sorted by type (shirts, skirts, dresses, etc.). Line up any boxes or storage units on your closet shelves. If there are any spare items sitting out on the shelves, immediately sort them into their proper area.
To start, throw away any erroneous wrapping, recipes, or packages sitting out. Put any dirty dishes away in the dishwasher or sink. Clutter tends to accumulate on top of the fridge, so if you have a lot of clutter, throw things away or put them in their proper place.
If you have clean dishes stacked up, put them away. Line up your small appliances, and tuck the cords away in the back so they aren’t visible. Mail piles up in the kitchen sometimes, so immediately sort any paperwork/manuals/etc. into drawers or containers.
Usually, it will hard to Start Organizing Your Home in this room. If you have kids, pick up all the toys and put them into the right toy chests. Put any books you find a way on the appropriate bookshelf, and pick up any accumulated mail. If you have the time, immediately sort it into “trash” and “deal with”. Pick up any clutter sitting on your couches and put it away. Toss any food or drinks on the tables, and put the dishes you find a way in the dishwasher. Do a quick look-through for papers, clothes, or random items. Line the shoes up at the door.