Easy Way to Organize Your Home and Reduce Clutter

As homeowners, we all strive to keep our homes organized and clutter-free. However, with busy schedules and the accumulation of possessions, it can be challenging to maintain a tidy living space. 

Fortunately, there are many creative ideas for organizing your home and reducing clutter that can help you stay on top of things. 

Read on as we explore some of the best tips and tricks across the web for keeping your home organized and clutter-free.

1. Start with a plan

You knew I was going to say this, didn’t you?

Take a look around and spot those areas that are most in need, and then make your list, in order of worst offender first!

Then, decide on a strategy for how you will tackle each area. 

For example, if your kitchen table is always littered with opened mail, backpacks, bags and other clutter, start by figuring out a place for each item (if you don’t already have one) first.

2. Declutter

It’s frustrating and dang near impossible to organize clutter.

That’s why the next step in organizing your home is to get rid of things you don’t need or use (and that have no permanent home).

Go through each room and toss anything you no longer need or use. Be ruthless and donate, sell, or throw away anything that is taking up valuable space in your home. This will make it easier to organize the items you do want to keep.

3. Invest in storage solutions

Storage solutions are an essential part of keeping your home organized. Invest in storage baskets, bins, and shelves to help you keep items in their proper place. 

Consider using under-bed storage, hanging organizers, and modular shelving to maximize your space.

Hint: You don’t have to spend a fortune. Dollar store organizers work well – plus, once you’ve decluttered you may have freed up some boxes, bins, etc that you can reuse for what you’ve kept!

4. Use vertical space

Make use of your vertical space by installing shelves, hooks, and other organizers. 

This will help you free up valuable floor space while keeping your belongings easily accessible. For example, hooks and hanging baskets are great for commonly used items such as your bag, keys, phone, etc.

5. A place for everything

Designate a specific spot for each item in your home, and teach your family (and yourself) to always put it back in its proper place after use. 

This will help you avoid clutter and keep your home organized. 

6. Get creative with repurposing

Repurposing items is an excellent way to reduce clutter while adding character and charm to your home. 

Use old jars as storage containers, repurpose pallets into furniture, or turn an old ladder into a bookshelf. The possibilities are endless!

7. Create a cleaning schedule

You can control clutter and keep your home organized by setting up a cleaning schedule. Make time each week to organize and clean each room of your house.

Final tips:

  • ⬥ Label everything. It might seem nuts, but when you’re making labels for your storage bins, baskets, etc. imagine you’re walking into someone else’s home and you’ve got to put things where they go. 

Clearly marked containers will save you microseconds when tidying up, but you’d be surprised how much it can help, especially when you’d rather flop on the coach and veg…

  • ⬥ To help make decluttering/tidying a habit, connect it with something you ALWAYS do (e.g. brushing your teeth)
  • ⬥ If you’re unsure where to store items, pay attention to where things pile up. That area is where you want to put your storage solution. 
  • ⬥ Make sure that your storage solution is very easy to access.

In conclusion, organizing your home and reducing clutter can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right mindset and strategies, it is entirely possible. 

So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to transform your living space into a haven of organization and tranquility!

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