Home organization becomes tougher as your family grows, and it is not uncommon for families to give up on the idea of home organization all together. There is no greater feeling than an organized home, and an organized home makes home cleaning much easier of a task. No matter the size of your home and the number of people residing in it, organization is possible, and should be a priority of the homeowners in order to utilize all the space the home has to offer. Here are some tips for keeping your home organized.
Start with cleaning
Before any organizing can occur, a good deep clean has to take place. Clean out closets, drawers, cabinets and every other area that collects clutter. Get rid of items you never use and are unlikely to need. Work your way from room to room de-cluttering so you know exactly how much room you have to work with, and which organization tools you need. Once you have de-cluttered, it is time to dust, vacuum, mop, and wash every area of the home. Cleanliness will keep the air in your home clean as well as prevent unwanted pests.
Use drawer organizers for every drawer in the home – especially the junk drawer. The more organized drawers are, the less likely they are to accumulate unnecessary clutter, plus everything has a place, making it easier to clean up messes. Use drawer organizers, baskets and small bins to organize your pantry, refrigerator and closets to keep things easy to find. Use a shoe organizer as a home for art supplies, snacks and other items that need a home.
Organizing for convenience
The purpose of organizing is to keep your life simple, so organize simply for your convenience. How to Nest for Less suggests creating a kitchen command center to house notes, keys, grocery lists, calendars and everything else that controls your family’s schedules. Install cheap bookshelves in the mud room or garage to house shoes so they do not pile up in the doorway. Organize your kitchen cupboards so the items you need are easy to find and near where you use them the most.
Teaching children to organize
The best way to keep your home organized is by teaching your children to stay organized. Put child friendly items on lower shelves in baskets or easily accessible bins so when the time comes to clean up, the children can easily put their toys away without help. Put their snacks on low shelves in the pantry, so they know where to find them, and how to put them away. Help them organize their rooms with drawer organizers and baskets in order to encourage continuous organization, and make cleaning up messes fun instead of tedious. Teach children that organization is not a chore, just daily life.
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