Tips on how to get organised at home

17 Aug, 2021

Tips on how to get organised at home

Like many homeowners we always need more space, or so we think. In every home with people living in it, sometimes with pets you seem to accumulate all kinds of stuff. In this blog we offer some tips on how to get organised at home, to help you enjoy your space and live well.

How to get organised when you have too much stuff at home

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Decluttering and organising storage is a great way to start

If you’re like most people, then organising your home is a daunting task. There are just so many things that need to be put away. But don’t worry – we have plenty of organising tips for you to take advantage of.

In this blog post, we’ll talk about how to organise too much stuff at home and give you some great organising ideas that will make everything easier on your mind.

Organize items in your home by function

A great way to organise your home is by creating zones, or areas of the house where different items can go so they’re always there if you need them.

You can get help from InspiredClosets.com to see how you can design the closet of your dreams and make that your favourite zone at home. You Might also set up a kitchen zone that has all of your cooking supplies in it.

Another ‘arranging’ tip is to make use of the space you already have. Find suitable space for each item you want to keep.

Use kitchen cabinets, mantels, and shelves for storage instead of buying more clutter-causing things.

It’s also great because when done right, this method can be a money saver too.

Make a list of what you want and need in your home

When you have done this, make another list with the things you have that match those needs.

Which needs don’t match what you have? That’s when organising is most important.

When organising, ask yourself these questions: “What are my goals?” and “How can I best achieve them?”. Put away the things you need. Get rid of everything else.

Keep in mind that organising your home doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time to find the right organising systems for where everything goes. But with time and practice, organising can be done much more efficiently.

Label each category with masking tape and a marker so it’s easy to find again later on if needed

Labelling is a great idea to manage where and how you place things. Labelling makes everything so much easier to find. You’ll know where you put something and won’t have to spend time looking for it later on down the road.

Designate areas of your home for items with labels. labels. This will make finding things again in the future easy as well. Examples of such labels can be “Kitchen” or “Bedroom”.

Declutter your space by sorting items into piles of “keep, donate,” and “throwaway”

Donate items you no longer need that are still in good condition to a local charity. Make sure your donations will be useful by organising them into categories like “clothing,” “books,” and so on. If an item is broken or just not quite what the organisation needs, consider throwing it away instead of donating it – this way you won’t be wasting other people’s time.

Set aside time each week to declutter and organise your house

 A lot of organising can be done in just a little bit of time. And the best way to make sure you stay on track is by setting aside some specific time each week for organising that works for your schedule and lifestyle.

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Create a dedicated space for items that can get strewn all over a particular room like shoes

Put away things as soon as possible after using them

Never leave dishes in the sink overnight or dirty clothes lying around unattended. Messes accumulate and organising becomes more difficult the longer they stay out.

When organising, make sure to place things exactly where they belong when you’re done using them – not just anywhere because it’s convenient for the time being.

This will help keep your space clutter-free in the future.

Don’t buy anything until all the clutter is gone

One of the best tips on how to get organised is that it’s a great way to avoid accumulating clutter at all.

If you buy something new, get rid of one or more other items from your home – it’s only fair.

Be strict with this “one in, one out” policy – if you bring something new home, get rid of something old.

Decide on a place to store items

For example, you can decide to store excess items in the basement or garage.

Label the storage area with masking tape and a marker so you can easily find it again if needed.

Go through all of your belongings to figure out what should go in this space – organising will be much easier when there’s less stuff in the first place.

Be realistic about what you can fit into your home’s storage space

Most people don’t have the luxury of using their entire house to store things, so organising is a must. Make sure that you’re arrranging your stuff in spaces where everything will fit when thinking about storage space – this way less sorting has to be done later on too.

A final word on how to get organised at home

The organisation is a great way to save time and money. Having your home well arranged means you’ll always know where things are when needed – which will make cooking, cleaning, or anything that requires supplies quicker and less frustrating. Plus organising makes it easier for guests. 

You now know how to arrange items in your home by function. We’re so happy you read this blog post and we hope it helped.​

 

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