3 Organization Tips for a Happier Home

3 Organization Tips for a Happier Home

Get organized with these 3 tips that’ll leave you feeling happy and accomplished.

Organizing cluttered spots will help you feel much better about your home. With everything in an assigned place, you’ll spend less time searching for items — saving you from frustration and making your home a more peaceful place. Use our three tips to get organized and feel accomplished:

1. Start with Small Changes that Make a Big Difference
Tidy up for 5 minutes each night to lessen the burden and avoid feeling overwhelmed by that “the whole house needs cleaned” feeling.

Determine your disorganization “hot spots.” Does mail collect on your dining room table? Are cords in disarray? Deal with these small, common problems to open up the opportunity to tackle bigger jobs. Messy areas get messier and clean areas tend to stay clean.

2. Organize Tasks with a Chart
Make a chart on a dry erase board with the tasks or hot spots you want to organize. It may seem daunting at first, but crossing items off your chart brings a sense of accomplishment and will keep you motivated throughout the whole process.


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Then, estimate the amount of time each task will take to complete. If you find you have free time, you’ll be able to choose a task based on the time it takes to complete it.

Tip: If a task is going to take a long time, break it down into set time frames instead. So if organizing your pantry takes three hours, assign it in 30-minute increments. This makes even the most daunting tasks a little easier!

3. Tackle One Room at a Time
Stop looking at your home as one big project and start breaking tasks down by room. Start on the room that needs the least amount of work. Starting off slowly will keep up your motivation, which will eventually add up to getting your whole house organized.

  • Kitchen: Store and organize kitchen items in baskets or containers. Keep like items together in the cabinets for easier access later.
  • Bedroom: Organize your closet by storing frequently worn items in the front and seasonal items in the back or up high. Keep your nightstand free of unused items — a lamp, clock and book are all you need.
  • Bathroom: Utilize all the storage space you don’t see, like medicine cabinets and linen closets, to help maintain a fresh appearance.
  • Laundry Room: Create a system for sorting, washing and folding clothes. Make a commitment to only keep clothes that need to be washed in the laundry room and to bring clean clothes to their respective storage immediately after folding.
  • Office: File away any paperwork you need to keep and shred everything else. Use small bins or trays to sort smaller office supplies and only keep products you use.

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