We all have a friend or family member who seems to have home organization down to a science. If you struggle with keeping things in place keep reading!
You May Need A Mini-Purge First
Whether your home is small or large the first step of getting organized is to sort through what you have and downsize. This can be easier said than done as it can be difficult to let things go. However, it is unlikely that you need everything you have—so aim to reduce by at least a few items for every area that needs to be organized. Some of us will require a major purge.
Invest In Organizational Tools
The right organizational tools can instantly add 2 or more times your original space. While not all organizational tools will increase space, they at least keep things in order. From decorative boxes to drawer and closet organizers, and item-specific tools you can really increase your space—and improve the appearance of your items.
Start The One-In-One-Out Rule
After all your hard work getting your home or office organized, don’t let it go to waste by buying things you can’t make room for. Get into the habit tossing, donating, selling, or recycling one item every time you purchase something new—ideally one item from the same area or category of your home. This won’t just keep you organized but will save you the time and stress of another major purge because you have a steady cycle of things going out.
If organizing your entire home at once is too overwhelming start with one room or one drawer or closet at a time.