Having a clean, organized home is probably one of the best feelings in the world! It helps me feel more productive during the day, more put together, and most importantly, I feel less stressed! I find that by having an organized home I simply have more free time for myself, my kids, and work. Anyone else agree?? Anytime my home isn’t organized and clean, I’m always thinking about it in the back of my mind. I feel I constantly have a longer to-do list, and I always get frustrated looking for things or simply just looking at the mess. And now that I have little ones running around everywhere, it’s double the work!
Over the years, I’ve implemented a few strategies that help keep my house looking tidy and organized, and it helps reduce my work load around the house by a ton! I know first hand how challenging it can be to organize everything that has piled up over the years, only to have it go right back to how it was before. So, today I am sharing my 4 BEST HOME ORGANIZATION TIPS that are all practical, easy to follow and will help you organize your home and keep it that way.
4 BEST HOME ORGANIZATION TIPS
Home Organization Essentials
These cereal dispensers were a serious game changer. I love storing our cereal in here, and it makes my pantry look pleasing and put together. They’re so convenient and easy to pour your cereal out of without getting messy or dealing with the packaging. Cerealsly, you need these. 😉 If you live somewhere with humidity, they also help to keep your food fresher longer. No more stale cereal.
Lazy Susans are another favorite of mine to have in my kitchen for organizing everything. You can add a couple of your most used items on it, and it makes it so easy to grab them and put them back when you’re done. I love this two tier lazy Susan to maximize your space, but also really love this one for keeping your things organized and neat.
Pantry bins are the best for keeping all things organized. These come in a set of 8 which is so great and affordable. You can use these in your pantry to organize snacks, or any other pantry items. These could also be used in your refrigerator to store drinks, vegetables, fruit, snacks etc. They would also be great for organizing cleaning supplies under the sink or any other items you may have in your cabinet.
Sometimes, there just isn’t enough storage space in our homes, so these shelving units are honestly so great for maximizing your storage space. These could easily be put in your pantry, a storage closet, or your garage if needed. I have this rolling 3 tier cart that I love for organizing the kids toys and craft supplies. It’s so convenient and I love that I can easily move it around.
There are so many different spice rack organizers out there, but this is the one I have and love. I think it’s super convenient, functional and it makes it really easy to see all the spices I have at one glance. It makes it easy to quickly grab, and it fits so many of my spices.
These will easily be your biggest game changer, and probably one of the things you definitely will want to have. I used to spend so much time looking for matching lids to my Tupperware but this has made it so easy to quickly find what I’m looking for while also keeping them organized which makes more room to store other things!
Home Organization Essentials
These bins are so cute and aesthetically pleasing, but aside from that, they’re amazing for storing just about anything. You can store bath items such as soaps, extra towels, cotton balls etc in these. I also love that they are clear so you can see exactly what is in it, and they can also be stacked as well. I use these to store my nail polishes and all nail tool under the sink.
Baskets are another one of my favorite essentials to have for storing things and keeping things organized. I love to use these to store bigger towels, bath items, and I often use them in my linen closet as well.
These storage bag organizers are amazing and so great for storing bigger items you don’t necessarily need anymore. They’re great for storing blankets, pillows, jackets, or other bulkier items. They have a clear window on them which is great so you can see what is inside without having to open the entire bag.
Organizing trays are amazing for keeping your drawers organized. They come in a few different sizes so you can definitely fit a few in one drawer. I love using these for storing my makeup products and beauty essentials in my bathroom vanity.
If you need another option for organizing your makeup and beauty products, this makeup organizer is a great option! It saves so much space, has different compartments of all sizes, and makes everything look organized.
Drawer dividers are another great option for keeping your drawers looking organized and neat. These bamboo organizers are adjustable and are very easy to install and move around to your liking. They can be used in your bathroom vanities, dressers, kitchens, etc.
BEST HOME ORGANIZATION TIPS
START WITH ONE ROOM AT A TIME
Organizing your home can often be overwhelming and becomes a stressful task. One of the first things I do is remind myself to stick to one room at a time. Whether that be the laundry room, or living room, make sure you choose one room and focus only that. It makes it easier to tackle one task at a time without getting too overwhelmed right away. I usually like to start with the biggest room that I dread the most, that way I get it done and over with. Besides, If I leave it for the very end, I may or may not get to it. 😉
The next thing is decluttering everything. This is probably one of my favorite things to do, but also one of my least favorites. I start by creating a donation pile, trash pile, and a pile of things that need to get stored away. I then start getting rid of anything that is expired and products or items I haven’t used within the last few months. Next, I go through all the cabinets in the house (one room at a time of course) closets, junk drawers and go through everything no longer need. While decluttering, I try to think about which items I absolutely need, which are worth keeping, and which items I don’t need and can part ways with.
I also go through my clothes as well as the kid’s and go through any clothing we’ve outgrown and no longer wear and I put them into a bin to store in the attic. As you go through your things and declutter, you can start putting things back where they belong and organize as you go. You’ll quickly find that you have much more space after you go through your things and declutter.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE
My next important tip when it comes to organizing your home is maximizing the space you have in your home. Whether you live in an apartment, or a home with limited space there are so many storage solutions to help utilize every bit of the space you do have. Cabinets, shelving, storage bins and baskets will be some of the best options you can utilize in your home to create more space and keep things organized. Often times, small spaces can become easily cluttered so using things like these clear trays in drawers are a great option to keep things categorized and organized.
Another great option for maximizing your space in areas such as cabinets under the sink is this two tier bin organizer. This is such a great option because these cabinets are often a little taller but most people only use the bottom portion, and it takes up all the space. Using two tiered storage solutions such as this one helps maximize the space you have and keeps things neatly in one place. Another great option to use are baskets. These can be used for a variety of different things. They can be used in your pantry, linen closet, bedrooms, bathrooms, the list goes on! We typically use baskets to store things like toys, towels, products etc.
DEVELOP A DAILY ROUTINE
The last but most important tip I have for keeping an organized home is creating a daily organization routine. Making it a habit to put things away after you’re done using them, or picking up around the house a little bit at the end of the day will make a huge difference! It doesn’t have to be a deep clean everyday, but small things here and there will add up and help make cleaning and organizing so much easier! Some of the things I try to do daily is making sure the kid’s toys are picked up at the end of the day, keeping the kitchen tidy, dishes washed and putting things away as I’m done utilizing them. It’s the small things that make a huge difference!
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