Do you want a pleasant and clean home? Here’s are some easy organization hacks that can help you can make it happen!
There’s nothing better than a clean, neat, and functional home or workspace. It’s precisely these little things that can make a significant impact on your productive days at work but also on the pleasant energy that will rule at home.
Do you feel like not working or studying? Organize your desk. If you feel like not cooking anything because of the lack of ideas? Organize your kitchen, and you may find out there is some spice you nearly forgot about that you can use in a new recipe. Do you feel like staying in bed and not going out? Clean your closet, and you may find that particular pair of jeans that will get you motivated and all setup.
We all love a beautiful, well-organized home, but sometimes the obvious ideas come to our minds. For example, blouses on hangers are continually slipping away and falling down, and you don’t know how to solve that problem. Or maybe certain unpleasant smells in the kitchen which you can’t get rid of. There’s a vast array of those tiny, everyday life situations which we can help you with.
Here are some of our organization hacks that are easy to implement in your living space:
1. Throw out all unnecessary things
Make a list of all things that you don’t need anymore. This way, you’ll get rid of extra stuff that only creates chaos in your space. If you don’t need it, get rid of it, and it will not be able to contribute to any clutter.
2. Spend 15 minutes each day decluttering or organizing
Getting organized may seem like a monumental task, but if you do it in bite-size chunks of 15 minutes, it will feel much more manageable. Knowing that you only have to do it for 15 minutes a day will make it easier to do consistently, and before you know it, you will have an organized and uncluttered space.
3. Organize your closet
This can be done relatively quickly, but it will have a dramatic effect on feeling organized. This is one of the areas that tend to get disorganized just as quickly, so if you get rid of clothes that you no longer wear or want, you will have less to organize and keep organized. Find out how to organize your closet for good here.
4. Make a chore schedule
If you live with other family members in your home, you must make a chore schedule – a list of tasks that needs to be done during the week (or a different time-frame, according to your wishes). This way, everyone in your household knows exactly what their responsibilities are, and when they need to do them. It will help get things done so much easier to have everyone know exactly what they are responsible for so that they can be held accountable for it.
5. Get a bulletin board
Wooden, decorative bulletin boards are a great way to get little, but meaningful things out of the way. Photos, cards, and anything that you want to put in plain view won’t make a mess around your living space if you put them on a bulletin board dedicated to such items. You can also place reminders or notes on the bulletin board to be easily reminded of them.
6. Add hooks to your bathroom
No one likes wet towels chaotically thrown on the bathroom floor! Instead, add elegant hooks that you can set on the inner side of the bathroom door. That way, the stuff you hang on them won’t take up much space, and your bathroom will look organized and free from clutter. You can get more organization ideas for the bathroom here.
7. Make sections in your drawers
Rather than having everything thrown in together in a drawer making things more difficult to find when needed, add sections to your drawers to put like items together, making them much easier to locate. You can put the separators in the drawers of your desk, kitchen, or bathroom cupboards.
8. Print a calendar
One of the first things people tend to forget every new year is to buy a calendar! Luckily, there are many free calendars online that you can print out immediately. You can print out several and keep a different one for different purposes, such as one for your exercise schedule, one for essential appointments, and one for daily tasks. You can keep them all in a binder for easy access. Here is a site where you can print out your calendars.
9. Add some color to your keys
If you’re never sure which key is for what door, a great hack to save your time is to put one color on your car keys and a different color for your house keys. You will never mistake them again.
10. Put a lazy susan in your refrigerator
Sometimes things you put in the refrigerator will turn into a science project without you even realizing it. You may put something in there, then several things get put in front of it, and before you know it, the item gets pushed to the back, never to be thought of or used again. One way to help better organize your refrigerator is to put a lazy susan in it so that you can easily give it a turn and quickly see everything.
11. Use washi tapes
Interesting sticky washi tapes are a great and easy way to mark and highlight the essential things in your planner or on your bulletin board.
Having a neat, functional living and working space is essential. While using these hacks, always remember not to make things more complicated and messier than they already are. It’s also vital to keep everything clean and in check, since good organization also requires some necessary time management skills. You can follow this simple cleaning schedule to ensure your home is always tidy.
Always plan ahead and put everything on paper – then you can proceed with the actual changes and handy work. Remember to include all household members in these changes so that they can get adjusted – we’re sure they’re going to love all the new and more natural ways of getting stuff done, without all of the mess.
A good schedule and categorization if also very important. It can be considered as a precursor to cleaning. Clean everything thoroughly, put every idea that comes into your head on a paper (or notebook), and get to work. We are sure you will never feel unmotivated again, whatever your endeavors may be.