Organization is a very important. Organization is all about creating orderly systems, but also figuring out what should actually be taking up the valuable space. It is important to keep an area organized and sorted, just to be able to manage or tackle the things kept there. Internet is flooded with home storage and organization ideas, but like a saying goes ‘storage can be bought, organization cannot be’. So here let us discuss some easy and efficient organization ideas that also work as a thumb-rule while you may try to re-sort and re-organize the same area.
Try and implement an orderly arrangement in all important areas of the home first. Kitchen, living room, bathroom and closet are the four main areas of the house that are most accessed. Keep systems and follow them to create a routine of actions and order. This not only helps maintain the area, but also motivates to clean and strictly follow the routine. Organized area appears inviting and thus psychological makes a person very proud and content. To be able to achieve this, let us discuss some thumb rule that may help you tackle the home organization projects.
First things first, tackle high traffic areas of the home and bring in order. It could be an area as small as a mud room or your garage. Bring in some order and put things in place, encourage everybody in your home to follow this order. Always consider going by the philosophy of ‘less to handle, easier it is’. Try to limit the number of items in a certain area, avoid overstocking or over buying. Purge or trash what you may not need and maintain a minimalistic style. This is easier to clean, maintain and organize. When organizing a certain area, always try and group like things together. They could be clothes sorted by color, gift wrapper by prints or even small miscellaneous items by type. This makes it all get contained in a certain area and makes it easier to find them when needed.
Keep a separate area allocated for transitioning items. Transition items mean anything in that category of stuff that doesn’t have a permanent spot in your home but is in constant use or is in the process of coming in or leaving. This can be your recycling, gym bag, clothes to be donated to the resale shop. There should be one specific spot in your home to keep these, so that they are easily collectible and met with their purpose. Take 30 seconds to put an item back in its place now, rather than waiting it out and spending 30 minutes on it later on. If the home you are trying to organize is a multi-level home and you don’t want to keep shunting up and down, place a box or cubby near the stairway and keep adding to it, but remember to take them up along with you and put them back into their respective places. Small finishes, finer details and attention to organization make home clutter free and organized.