Home Living

Helpful Organization Tips to Start Today

The New Year is a great time to set new goals and keep old ones. If you have resolved to better organize your home, check out the helpful tips below!

1. LABEL IT


Track how frequently you really use items in your home from clothes to kitchen gadgets and more. Simply add a sticker and write today’s date. When you use the item remove the sticker. After a few months, check to see what items still have a sticker and donate them.

2. REPLACE YOUR COFFEE TABLE

Does your coffee table look great but lack storage? Consider switching it for a storage ottoman or trendy trunk. Extra blankets, pillows, or kids toys all fit nicely within. Now your living space has excellent form and function.

3. ELIMINATE CLUTTER

Are your counters full of clutter? Consider going paperless with your bills and statements. Have the habit of stacking papers on the counter as they come in the door? Utilize a magazine sorter for things to read later and things to keep. Everything else can be trashed or recycled.

4. MAXIMIZE CLOSET SPACE

The best way to maximize your closet is to declutter. Still strapped for space? Try using specialized hangers for your skirts and/or pants. Double your closet space by purchasing an extra bar to hang below your existing one and don’t forget to utilize your closet door. There are lots of storage systems you can hang directly on your door for additional storage of shoes or scarves.

START TODAY

Getting organized can be overwhelming. Start with a little bit every day, but keep it up. Organizing is not an end destination, it’s a process of finding a system that works for you and your family and sticking to it every day.

 

left right
Recent Articles
One Day Bath vs. Bath Update vs. Full Bath Remodel: Pros and Cons
When it comes time to renovate your bathroom, you've got a lot of options that can make a statement. From simply switching out one component to...
Remodeling
Read More
Bathtub Liner vs. Wet Space Replacement: What's Best for Your Remodel?
From the outside, a bathtub liner and bathtub replacement can look very similar. So, when it's time for a bathroom remodel, it's tempting to choose a...
Remodeling
Read More
6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Converting Your Bathtub to a Shower
We're seeing more and more homeowners choosing to convert their bathtubs to showers in their primary (master) and hall bathrooms. And there are so...
Bathroom
Read More
Celebrate NHIM with Remodeling Inspiration from Brothers
May is National Home Improvement Month (NHIM), a time to celebrate home improvement and make it easier for homeowners to find experts to help with...
Remodeling
Read More
10 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Stones from Your Remodeling Project
If you’ve recently remodeled something around your home that involves brick or stone, you’ll likely have some leftover materials – either due to the...
DIY & Homeowner Tips
Read More
How to Avoid Expensive Problems with Your Home’s Foundation
When was the last time you looked closely at your home’s foundation? If you can’t remember, then it’s time to go outside and check it out. Foundation...
Education
Read More
Don’t Let These 5 Remodeling Mistakes Hurt Your Home’s Value
When we undertake home improvement projects, the goal is usually to increase things like comfort, aesthetics, and home value. But even if you aren’t...
Remodeling
Read More
Warning Signs of Electrical Problems Every Homeowner Needs to Know
Electrical problems around your home are one of the scariest issues to deal with. We rely on electricity for most things in our lives, but of course,...
Education
Read More
How to Create a More Environmentally Friendly Roof
When we think about eco-friendly roofing options, pictures of rooftop gardens and solar panels come to mind. But that’s not always feasible in...
Education
Read More