How to Keep Your Home Organized


One quality that I love about myself is that I love organization.  It allows everything to flow much better and when there’s organization, there’s an understanding of where everything is. 

There are many places in your home where you can have organization and we’re going to talk about them today.

The living room is where you probably spend the most of your day so therefore, you may have a blanket on the sofa and other miscellaneous things that if you’re not using at the moment, can be put away.

In my living room, I have my throw blanket draped over my sofa because I use it so much I don’t need to put it away, but I do have more than one but the other is in my closet.  I also have a tv stand that has sliding doors and behind those doors are shelves.  I read a lot so I decided to house my books there as it’s a built-in bookshelf. 
I have a few things in my “pantry” closet such as dog food, dog toys, extra shower gel, water, broom, mop, and other extra things that I need.  Everything in my pantry has a place.  Everything is in it’s own storage bin. 

When you have too much of something or maybe you’re stocking up for a rainy day, you want to make sure you have a place they can go instead of sitting them all out on display.  When you organize your household items, you’re creating extra space which makes for a more clean look.  You’re essentially decluttering that space.

For my pantry, I don’t have many bins so I already know what I have in each particular bin but if you have a lot of stuff and you want to place it into its own bin, it’s easier to label the bins...especially if they’re not clear.  You’ll have a better understanding of what’s in each bin without spending time looking into each one trying to find that one thing you’re looking for.

Just because you have an open shelf, don’t put random items there, make it presentable.  Make the space make sense. Make sure you’re putting something there that compliments the space. In the pantry, you’ll usually have more than one shelf where you’re able to store multiple items.  Take advantage in making sure that everything you’re using the majority of the time is at arms reach and at eye level.  Everything else can go below and/or above.

Next, the bathroom.  I don’t have vanity drawers so therefore my space is limited but that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to organize it.  A lot of times, we think because we have a small space that we can get away with not keeping our spaces clean and organized, this is the best time to get really creative. 

I have two bins under the sink where I place everything that is bathroom approved and most importantly things that I use on a daily basis.

If you're not using something on a daily basis, it can go into a miscellaneous bin in your closet.  Just like everything else, divide everything into its own bin in your bathroom.  For instance, I have my toothpaste, deodorant, face creams, and other daily things that I use in one bin and all of my lotions in another.

Closet Space

Lastly, even though I have a walk-in closet, it’s still pretty small so I have to once again make sure everything is organized as best as possible.  When you organize your items, especially clothes, you want to know where everything is without really searching for it.

                                    

I have a lot of clothes but not every single piece can hang up so I switch them out by seasons.  Right now, I have only my Spring and Summer pieces hanging.  I made sure to put my heavy items such as my coats in my storage containers but I did keep a few light-weight jackets and cardigans out for those rainy and chilly mornings.

If you have shelving in your closet, the items that you don’t use much or that may be too bulky to sit on the floor, place them on the shelves.  This will help with having a more clean and organized look.

I hope these tips were helpful for you to stay organized.

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xo,

Janelle


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