To have a more organized home in the new year, implement these quick and easy tips for three key areas where you spend the most time.
Easy Organizing Tips for Your Home
- Put your large utensils in a pretty jar on the kitchen counter to free up drawer space.
- Use small plastic shelves, caddies, and dividers to optimize the space in your cabinets.
- Transfer cereal, candy, cookies, and common cooking ingredients (such as flour and sugar) into matching, labeled containers for a streamlined look. They will also be easier to organize this way because they’re all the same size.
- Incorporate an armoire into your kitchen to provide extra storage or pantry space.
- Use baskets and boxes to corral small items in a cabinet or pantry. You can also use them to create storage on open shelving that looks stylish.
THE LIVING ROOM
- Keep remote controls in a pretty box so they aren’t littering the room and are easier to find when you need them.
- Get rid of any books, magazines, DVDs, and games that you no longer use to make more space.
- Use pretty baskets and boxes on open shelving to corral toys and other miscellaneous items.
- Store extra blankets and pillows in an armoire, chest or ottoman.
- Create a play area or activity zone that has designated storage, seating, and a surface to play on so items don’t end up all over the living room.
THE HOME OFFICE
- Purge any paperwork you don’t need. You typically don’t need to keep any documents older than 7 years (with some exceptions). A great solution is to invest in an electronic organizer that will scan your items and file them digitally to get rid of as much paper as possible.
- Create a mail station that is organized and labeled. That way, your mail will never get out of hand and you’ll always be able to find what you need.
- Utilize vertical wall space by hanging organizers and shelving that reaches to the ceiling. There is a lot of storage real estate there!
- Corral cords in something like a cable caddy or by taping them to the back or bottom of your desk.
- Put your computer monitor on a desk shelf to free up more surface space. You can easily tuck the keyboard and mouse underneath it when it’s not in use.
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