If house organization was an equation, it would have included time, space, money and, of course, efforts (lots of them). If you finally decided to take up the challenger of organizing your whole house, then follow this guide!
Tip #1: Always Remember the 3 Rs
Honestly, I won’t lie: organizing an entire house will not be easy, but it’s not impossible either (except if your kids will be at home, then I cannot guarantee your success). However, if you want to keep things in order, you can apply these three principles to all the rooms of your house:
- Reduce: The most simple and direct way to efficient organizing is to reduce what you have.
- Be resourceful: Now, when you will have less on your hand, only then will you be innovative and think of creative ways to use your belongings.
- Be resilient: When decluttering out rooms, we often find that we don’t have things that we need. But it is essential to resist the temptation of rushing out to buy more.
Tip #2: Work Some Kitchen Magic
The kitchen is the busiest place in a whole house as family members can use it for at least three or five times a day. As this is the area where many varied activities take place, it is essential to organize it properly.
- Invest in a rolling cart (the style and size are up to you) and establish a dedicated space for some of your most common activities. For instance, you can arrange a lunch-making station with a cutting board, knife, salt and pepper, paper towels, snacks and some non-perishable food items such as bread, oranges and apples.
- Try to eliminate the excess Tupperware. If you have several plastic boxes with no matching lids that are clogging your cabinet, then eliminate them. You can use plastic wrap, zip-close bags or even tin foil to store leftovers.
- I also suggest getting rid of different-sized plates and bowls (you can either give them to some friends or sell them) and buying a uniform set. Why? Well, in this way, you will not have any difficulty in loading and emptying the dishwasher or draining rack.
- When it comes to the pantry, I would say that this is one of the easiest spaces to get out of hand. So, first, it would be better to label all the containers (so as you stop getting confused between the sugar and salt ones). To increase the functionality, you can add some pull-out drawers.
Tip #3: Organizing Your Office
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the existing trend of working at home and even if the home office was one of the rarely used rooms in a house, it has become a priority today. If you lack office organization, then you need to clean out that confusing clutter as soon as possible if you don’t want your daily productivity to fall.
- Make the optimum use of your wall space by installing shelving units.
- One way to combat against desk clutter is to place divider trays in drawers.
- Set up organization baskets for extra storage.
- Arrange a specific place to keep all your stationery items.
Tip #4: Clean up the Laundry Room
Every laundry room might consist of different items, but they must all be clean, freshly organized and smell great.
- Add some nice lighting that can help you track every dish towel and sock.
- Install some additional shelving units.
- Use the space over your appliances and install some cabinets or racks.
Tip #5: Time for the Playroom
Ok, seriously, I suggest taking some excellent caffeinated drinks before attacking this room.
- If you find toys like LEGOs (nearly all kids have them), place them in shallow and wide bins so as your kid does not have to dump out all of them to find only one item.
- Get rid of excess toys (but if it were up to me, I would have gotten rid of nearly all of them).
- And, don’t be surprised if you find some broken toys like a broken hand or foot of a particular Barbie doll, instead get rid of all of them.
Eliminating the clutter of the entire house can be very tiring, but if you take it slowly, you will succeed. Share your home cleaning experience with us in the comment section below!