Though the air of spring is long gone, but many home owners are still finding themselves determined to make their homes more organized. There are some smart systems you can put in place to get your home clutter-free and organized.
Whether you’re using small boxes or clothed open containers, these small stuff sorters can revamp that “junk” closet housing every single craft, first medication or spare lightbulbs. Use different sized containers to make the most of a small space and stack any boxes you can to provide yourself with more storage room.
Don’t forget the labels
Some containers come with the handy “label” section which can help you stay on top of what is housed where. But do not stop at the closet, labeling items in your kitchen, fridge and freezer can help you find what you need instead of having to hunt for every item and possible causing an even larger mess.
Consider a mudroom
No matter where you live,your entryway is likely where everyone drops off shoes, purses, or coats once they enter the front door. Alair Homes suggests creating a mudroom or entry room with hooks, baskets and even a shoe rack to prevent a cluttered entryway.
Giveaway basket or box
If you happen to always have a ‘giveaway’ pile consider using a large bin or tote bag to collect stuff going to a local charity or thrift shop. Not only will this prevent clutter, it could also allow your children to express when they are done playing with their older toys. Best of all, when it is full, you can just grab it and go.
Develop a laundry system
With some additions, like baskets, a dish to collect items emptied out of pockets and a hamper with three sections, doing laundry becomes much easier. Alair Homes suggests adding a basket to separate items needing to be hand-washed or a collapsible dry rack for your delicate items.
The dreaded filing system
It is easy to place your paperwork in your desk drawers or wherever and forget about it. But when you an important document, you’re more likely to spend hours looking for it. A simple filing statement, including folders labeled into categories, can help you find documents right when you need them. You can use a traditional filing cabinet box or even accordion folder if you tend to opt for paperless billing.
A garage can quickly become cluttered with tools and cleaning supplies. Consider mounting the tools you can and creating shelving for any cleaning supplies or smaller tools that cannot be mounted.
Develop a home maintenance schedule
Getting your home ready for the different seasons is important in protecting your home from damage. Create a schedule that will keep gutter clean and maintenance such as checking the heating and cooling systems, routinely performed.