Home is where our love stays, happy memories are created, and our heart belongs. Home is the little world of real comfort and peace, no matter how big or small. We all strive for a better life better home. You may hang artworks on the wall, set soft and colorful blankets on the floor, place some fluffy throw pillows on your beautiful sofa, have adorable pets, comfortable beds in bedrooms, a wardrobe that is full of your clothes, high-end furniture and home appliances. All stuff need to be organized so that we can manage our time better.
Why do we need to keep our home organized?
Organized and clean home needs to be our lifestyle. Here is what we keep our home organized for.
1. An organized home can save our time and improve our effectiveness.
We can find what we need fast and easily. We don’t need to waste too much time on looking for misplaced items. We have more time to focus on the important goals.
2. Organizing saves our money.
We know exactly what we own and need, so we won’t buy too much unnecessary stuff.
3. Organizing our home is the way to relieve our stress and improve our relationship.
Home is like the small world in our mind. A messy house makes us anxious and stressful and causes sleep and skin problems. If our home is clean and organized, so is our mind.
The process of organizing and cleaning is the way we clear our mind. The decluttered items are something like the unwanted thoughts and feelings. A clean home makes people live in happy and peaceful.
How Do I Start to Organize My House?
1. Plan and prioritize organization space.
Thinking and planning before acting. Determine specifically how you want this space to serve you. Write down what you need to prepare, what items are unnecessary, when is perfect time to declutter, which room start first. Follow your list without hesitation.
2. From easy small area to large space.
Starting from a small area will bring a sense of achievement, make organizing easy. If a large space takes a lot of time and effort, you can divide them into small goals. It’s a good idea to start from fridge or cabinet.
3. Empty the space and rearrange them by usage frequency.
You need to sort out what you have before rearranging them by frequency of use. Prepare 3 baskets, frequent use items in one basket, seasonal items in one basket, and unwanted items in the last basket. Deep clean the space and place your items in with new order.
4. Get your stuff organized and neat together by item features and functions.
Use transparent containers and put most frequently used stuff in the front of rarely used stuff. For example, store like daily use small bottles and bags in one container, place the container in front of seasonal stuff containers. If in the closet, hang delicate scarves, belts, hats and bags together, because they are all accessories, usually matched together. Place like seasonal clothes together in storage bag or boxes, sweaters, heavy coat together with jackets and thermal underwear.
Eating and cooling tools are together in the kitchen cabinet drawer.
Home tools can be stored in the same wall panel or tool shelf.
Sports gear should be stored in the same area.
5. Labels help you a lot at home.
We are all busy and we cannot remember everything. Labels help you save time in finding what you need in a minute. They also help you and your family members put the items back in its right position.
6. Put things back in their designated place after each use.
Everything has a designated storage place, if you keep putting them back in their place after each use, you don’t need waste time on looking for the items you need.
7. Reduce what you have.
Organizing is the process of sorting out necessary items and keeping them in order, then getting rid of unnecessary items. Find out what is the most important in your home and life. Reduce unnecessary stuff.
8. Don’t rush out to buy what you think you need.
Women are likely to be impulse purchasers, such as promotion or sale, other people’s recommendation. When you think you don’t have this stuff, you need this and will use it in future. Why not buy it now since it’s such a good deal? That’s why you have a lot of unnecessary stuff at home. Before you go shopping, write down what you must buy on a purchase list, follow your list, don’t look around in the supermarket, otherwise, you will buy more.
More stuff you have bought, more organizing work you need.
9. Donate or sell your unwanted stuff.
If you sort out a lot of unwanted items, don’t try to pour into your friends or relatives’ home, because they may not need your stuff. They will be annoyed by your stuff. The best way to get rid of unwanted stuff is to drop them off at a local charity shop or second-hand reseller.
Donate your unwanted stuff to people who really need them.
What Kinds of Things We Can Store At Home?
Whether you are moving home, decluttering or planning to upgrade interior design, there are always some items you need to store at home just in case future use. The following are things we should keep in basement or storage room.
1. Kitchen utensils.
These are important daily used items, easily get messy and organized. Use kitchen cabinet drawers or pegboard to store cooking tools.
2. Basic home tools.
We always need some tools to fix our home, such as screwdrivers, cordless electric screwdriver kit, drill, tape measure, hammer, nails of different sizes, duct tape, level, pliers, utility knife, putty knife, handsaw, adjustable wrench, ladder, if you are good at DIY, you might also need more professional tools. To save our searching time, all these tools can be organized on a wire hanging wall grid panel.
3. Gardening tools.
If you have a garden and enjoy gardening, some gardening tools are essential.
Such as pruning shears, knife, rubber and fabric gloves, different sized shovels, garden hoe, watering hose or can, wheelbarrow. These gardening tools can be organized in the wheelbarrow to save space, or in a movable garden tool shed.
4. Seasonal beddings, clothes, shoes, accessories and toys.
We should have designated storage boxes to store seasonal items. You will find things easily if you separate once-a-year items from multiple-times-a-year items. Seasonal beddings, clothes, shoes and accessories are multiple-times-a-year items.
5. Holiday decorations.
Holiday decorations are once-a-year items as they are only taken out for holiday. You can storage them together.
6. Sports or games equipment
We benefit from sports, so we buy equipment for different sports, such as swimming wear, balls, helmets, bicycle and protection kits. A designated area in garage or house is required to keep all sports gear together. Use hooks, baskets, shelves and hangers to air dry them.
It doesn’t matter how big your home is, how much stuff you own, how rich you are, it really matters if there was love and happiness in it. An organized home does improve your life quality, improve your relationships. But the most important is that you and your roommates have found a comfortable home style for all. If you find that organizing has been a way of relaxing after a day of tight work or full-time mommy. We’re encouraging people to live their own lifestyle.