Simple Steps Toward Better Home Organization

Learn where to start organizing your home with simple, tried and true techniques to make every room in your house neat and tidy!

We all know it can be a constant challenge to keep your home well organized. We want a home where everything has a place and everything is in its place. Home organization can seem like a daunting task that even the most detailed person can struggle with from time to time.

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Organizing your home doesn’t have to be difficult and the end result will help you feel a sense of PEACE in your abode—making you the queen of your palace. It will also SAVE you TIME searching for that item that you saw somewhere but just can’t place where you put it.

Home organization really takes very little time in comparison to the great reward it provides you. So where to begin?

Start Small – Organizing Your Home

To avoid feeling overwhelmed, FOCUS ON ONE AREA of organization at a time. Start with whatever part of your home needs organization the most and only target one area of that room.

Say you get frustrated every time you try to cook dinner because you can never find the gadget you know you purchased a few months ago to help you mince garlic. Begin by reorganizing your utensil drawer so you can easily find that helpful gadget.

You don’t have to organize the whole kitchen in one day. Start with one area (a couple drawers), and little by little you will organize your entire kitchen.

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Here are some tips to help you start organizing your home & decluttering:

  • Clear the space of all items. It’s easiest when you begin with a clean slate.
  • Now take a moment to visualize what you want the space to look like. What type of items will be most useful in that space? Only include items that are essential.
  • Place the items you want to get rid of in a box to donate or in the trash. Any items you want to keep that don’t belong in the space, should be relocated to its proper place.
  • Clean the space thoroughly. Who knows how long it’s been since the space was cleaned, right?
  • Gather all the items you want to go in the space.

Now you are ready to start organizing the space. But before you begin, you need to be sure you have the right tools to make the organization possible.

Have the Right Tools

If you are decluttering a kitchen drawer, you should purchase a drawer divider to separate your utensils. Drawer dividers are fairly inexpensive and HELP SAVE TIME searching for that item.

Here are 10 handy tools for under $25 to help you stay organized:

  1. Bamboo Expandable Drawer Organizer for separating flatware, utensils and other kitchen gadgets.
  2. Food Container Lid Organizer for corralling all those lids into one place so you never have to waste time searching for the matching lid to your container.
  3. Kitchen Cabinet Pan and Pot Lid Organizer for stacking your pans and/or pot lids under your kitchen cabinet in a space-saving way.
  4. Stackable Can Rack Organizer for storing all those cans/jars in your pantry that can easily get knocked down and dented when you’re reaching for that box of pasta.
  5. 6 Piece Refrigerator and Freezer Stackable Storage Organizer for maximizing storage space in your fridge, freezer, pantry shelves, kitchen cabinets or closets.
  6. Mop and Broom Holder for housing mops and brooms in one place.
  7. Closet Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider for neatly organizing your lingerie, socks and underwear. Anyone heard of the Marie Kondo folding method?
  8. 360 Rotating Makeup Organizer for corralling all your makeup in one convenient place.
  9. Foldable Storage Bins for hiding all the kid’s toys in stylish storage cubes.
  10. Mesh Desk Organizer for placing file folders and other desk supplies in a space-saving organizer.

Start Organizing

Put that drawer organizer you just purchased in your kitchen drawer and place your utensils and kitchen gadgets in the separate slots. Now the next time you are searching for that garlic mincer, you will EASILY FIND IT.

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Now you can start tackling more kitchen drawers and some cabinets using the lid organizer and pan organizer to create more usable space under your cabinets.

Next, you can move on to the pantry using the can rack organizer and then tackle the fridge using the stackable storage organizer.

Before you know it, you will have organized your whole kitchen. Then you can move on to other rooms of the house. It’s important you don’t try to organize your whole house or even a whole room in one day.

Organizing your home can feel overwhelming if you try to do more than necessary in a short period of time. You will also REAP more REWARD if you finish organizing one area before moving on to the next.

If you want more ideas to help you organize your home, there are hundreds of YouTube videos with great tips and instructions. Here is a perfect example of where to start:

The important thing to keep in mind is not to bite off more than you can chew when you start the organization process.

Remember these simple steps when you’re organizing your home:

  • Start small
  • Begin with decluttering
  • Visualize your space
  • Get rid of the items you don’t need
  • Clean the space
  • Buy the right tools
  • Start organizing
  • Don’t tackle too much at a time

Now you are on your way to better home organization! Soon you will reclaim your sense of PEACE and ORDER in your home and have a home that you are proud to live in and show off.