Top 7 Organizing Tips
Keeping organized can be challenging! That’s why we prepared this quick guide to help you focus on some steps towards better home organization! Below we handpicked some organizing tips help you with your home clutter!
Tip 1: Set Realistic Goals
Setting goals right off the bat can help you stay on track when organizing your home. Try to identify your biggest weaknesses when it comes to keeping things neat, and address those first. It’s always good to dream big, but make sure you have the resources to complete it within your chosen timeframe.
Tip 2: Break It Down
Trying to get organized can be a daunting task and may be overwhelming at first. The best way to get started is to break down the work into small manageable tasks. Small steps will quickly add up to the point where upkeep is much more manageable. If you are looking to declutter and downsize your belongings, start with one room or closet at a time, and don’t forget to celebrate small steps towards success!
Tip 3: Build Good Routines
Having routines and building good habits are great ways to keep yourself organized. Just like bad habits are hard to break, good habits stick around as well, so establishing them now will help you keep up with them in the future. Good habits can mean putting your dirty laundry in the hamper versus on the floor or hanging/folding your clothes after washing them! Work at these habits bit by bit, and before you know it, you will be doing them on autopilot!
Tip 4: Create places for Belongings
You likely already practice this tip in some shape or form! The main idea here is to think about your organization patterns on a micro-level. Look at each of your belongings and identify how you store various things. Do you have items that don’t have their own “home” or a place that they regularly go? This tip heavily relates to Tip #3, as creating this consistency will help you stay organized long into the future!
Tip 5: Find Wasted Space
Your home and how you fill it is unique! Look at your overall layout and see if there are areas that can improve by moving around furniture or adding more efficient storage. We often see closets with wire racks that only offer one level of storage/hanging capacity. These solutions are a prime example of wasted space as they don’t address vertical space. When utilized properly, that vertical space can add a ton of extra space for your belongings.
Tip 6: Give Yourself Time
Rome was not built in a day, and your journey towards organization doesn’t need to be either! Getting started, decluttering your space, and building good organizational habits, can take time. Do not become discouraged if you feel you aren’t making the progress you expected. Each step is helping you get closer to your goals.
Tip 7: Ask for Help
If you are getting overwhelmed with organization, it’s ok to reach out for help! Whether you ask a friend for some help moving or cleaning up areas or reach out to a local custom storage provider, you do not need to go at it alone! You may also benefit from a second opinion to help you stay organized, as we can sometimes be blind to those pesky habits we discussed earlier!