Many people live in homes that are completely disorganized. Often they wish it was different, but are not sure how to change it. Home organization does not have to be difficult if you know how to approach it.
The first step to home organization is to make the other members of your household aware that you want things to change, and will need their help to make it happen. This serves several purposes. For starters, almost everything is easier if you have help. Also, you do not want to be constantly cleaning up the messes that are made by others. At times people are sensitive about their belongings. Attempting to organize the belongings of others could cause arguments. By making your wishes known, you should be able to enlist the help of those that share your home. This will make for a smoother transition.
American’s have more belongings than ever. However, houses are not getting bigger, and people are consistently wishing for more storage space. Since moving to a larger house probably isn’t an option, you will need to find space where you can. Look for furniture that is designed to serve dual purposes. Most furniture stores now carry pieces that have added compartments and hidden storage spaces. Plastic bins are relatively inexpensive, and can serve a multitude home organization purposes.
Bags and boxes can be re-purposed and used to store small items. Buttons, beads, earrings, and more store quite nicely in a egg carton, or even a dollar store ice tray. Small, plastic containers with lids are a cheap way to neatly store your small items. Your filled small containers and bags can all be stored in a drawer for easy access.
Since your home isn’t going to grow larger, try finding extra storage spaces. While your closet may seem a obvious home organization tool, often closets are just crammed with items that could be better organized to create more space. The same can usually be said of a basement or storage shed. Consider adding shelves and cabinets on the free space on your walls. These take up less space than additional furniture.
There are always going to be things you just no longer need. Get rid of these things. If items are still usable, consider donating them to your local thrift shop. Most thrift shops will give you a receipt for your donation that can be used as a tax deduction. If you are looking to make some cash, hold a yard sale. Yard sales allow you to cut the clutter while making money. This is a sweet deal.
Taking the time to tackle your home organization troubles will help you live a better life. It is a proven fact that people that live in organized homes tend to accomplish more, and in shorter periods of time. Some planning and work will produce an functional home that you can be proud of.