There’s no better time than the present to declutter your home and turn it into the well-organized space you’ve always wanted. Why wait ’til spring when you have all this time inside, hiding from the cold. Organizing your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Just take it one step at a time and follow these instructions below.
First things first, get rid of all that junk. Go through one room at a time and purge it of all that clutter. You know, those pillows you haven’t touched in five years or that sweatshirt you still have from college. Create piles for “keep”, “toss”, and “donate” in each room and only keep the things you’ve used in the last few months, that are seasonally used, or that have special meaning (like a clock from your grandma).
2. Store items where they are used most
Seems obvious, but one of the most common mistakes is storing items far from where they are actually used. For instance, in the kitchen, keep your pots & pans close to the stove. Keep your extra towels in or near the bathroom. This intentional placement of your items will create organization naturally.
3. Keep everyday items accessible
For things you use all the time, like your toothbrush or your makeup, store them so they are easily accessible. Display the smaller items so you can grab-and-go, and put the larger ones away where you can still get to them easily.
4. Store away items you use less frequently
For items you only take out every so often, it’s best to keep those stored away, giving your everyday items priority.
5. Use bins & labels
The best tools for keeping an organized home are bins and baskets, as well as labels. Use plastic bins or wicker baskets within storage spaces, like your cabinets or closets. Keep dividers or small catch-alls in your drawers. Labels are great for the pantry or other areas where it can be difficult to see your things.