Organizing our homes can seem like a tedious task if you don’t master the art of releasing stress while giving coherence to your space. Especially when we have kids, pets, a partner, and a job, organizing our home is a task we often leave to the last minute.
Now that summer is over, our children are back to school, and we are back to the work routine. It’s time to organize everything and be prepared for the moments of rush and chaos.
If organizing is not your thing, and you don’t want to waste your time, here are some essential tips you can follow to save a lot of money and time and organizing your home like a pro.
Ask yourself: What do you want to organize, and what is the result you are looking for?
Before organizing any space, it’s important to envision what we want to achieve, how we want it to look like, and, most importantly, how much space we have. Sometimes we start without planning, and we find that the couch doesn’t fit, the plants need more sun, or we won’t have the time to clean what needs to be cleaned.
We can even make a list of the things we want, and if there are several spaces we need to organize, we can do them one at a time.
Go Marie Kondo on your stuff, and throw away what you don’t use
Do a cleaning in the middle of the chaos. Review everything you need to organize and think if it is something you really use or something that will only take up space at home. It is always good to do a purge and have someone else give a second life to everything you don’t need.
Save space with the right storage
Now that you know what you want and have the list of what you need to organize, it’s time to look for the necessary storage pieces to achieve order in your home. It could be shelves or storage drawers, hangers, or look for these amazing hacks to save space. It is here when you can take the opportunity to change your home and look for accessories that combine and go with your style. Also, remember to take the measurements of the places where you will put them to avoid uncomfortable situations.
Keep an eye on those corners that always accumulate stuff
It is common to have that particular corner where everything ends up thrown away, such as the dining table or an armchair in the bedroom. Think about the kind of things that usually end up there and think about what would be the best solution: if it’s clothes on an armchair, you could use a coat rack, or if it’s objects like keys or wallets on a table, you could use a decorative tray where you can leave those small objects.
Make order a habit
After having organized everything at home, comes another part that is the hardest: maintaining order. While it may be the most tedious part, try to make sure that everything has a place, so it doesn’t get scattered all over the house. You can use labels for the children’s drawers and even for the pantry.