Around The HouseSelling Tips January 11, 2023

Tips for Organizing Your Home

Organizing your home is a great way to prepare for a move or to simply clean up and get rid of clutter.  Here are some tips and tricks to make it easy.

Make Use of Containers

Anything from bins, to jars, to trays can be used to organize and store odds and ends.  Decorative trays and baskets can be left out on counters or on open shelves, doubling as decorative touches around the home.  I especially love stackable storage, which makes it easier to organize closets or small spaces.  Stackable storage is great for items you don’t use on a daily basis.  I use them for craft supplies, holiday decorations, and winter clothes.

Bookcases – Not Just For Books

Bookcases can be used for storing just about anything, not just books.  Use them to sort decorative towels or throws, or even to arrange art supplies.  They also make a great place to organize all of those decorative storage containers.

Tie Up Loose Ends

Loose or long, hanging cords can be tied up with zip ties or velcro strips.  You can even use the strips to label and organize seldom used cords.   Don’t stop there!  This is a great way to tie up all of the excess length of cords behind your entertainment stand or computer.  This not only tidies the area up, but is essential for fire safety!

Take advantage of bare walls

Can’t decide how to decorate those bare walls?  Hang open shelves or decorative hooks.  You can even spruce up a pegboard and use that for hanging storage or organizing post-it notes and loose papers.  Pegboards are also great for craft and art supplies.  The possibilities here are endless!

Door hangers

Using the back of a door is a great way to take advantage of limited storage space.  There are many options out there for door storage.  Anything from shoes to spice racks.  Don’t limit yourself!  A shoe storage hanger can be used instead to organize your pantry or bathroom.  Get creative!

Routine is key

Most importantly, it’s necessary to create and stick to a routine.  Whether you’re a fan of annual “Spring Cleaning,” or a prefer getting it done on a monthly basis, it’s a good idea to just make a plan, get going, and get it done!  If organizing the whole house seems daunting, just break it down, room by room.  One space at a time!

Reach out anytime if you need more ideas or want to share yours!