Posted by Steven Sawyer on 5/31/2020

At times, trying to organize and declutter seems like a never ending task. You may have made attempts to declutter without many results. The truth is that with a plan, even the most disorganized among us can get on track to organization and freedom from clutter. Follow some of the tips below to get your home in order. 


Have A Goal


If your organizational attempts never seem to go anywhere, you may just need a goal. The idea is to pick one area and complete it. Organizing a little here and there wonít make any kind of a dent in your organizational needs. It will also look like you havenít done anything to improve your mess. Work on one room, one area at a time and youíll be on your way.


Utilize All Of Your Shelves


Many times the bottom or the top shelf of a closet or utility unit ends up getting unused. The problem could be that the shelves are so tall that no one can reach them and they go unused. You can fix this problem by simply moving the shelving or placing rarely used items up there that can be accessed by a step ladder.


You Have Too Much Stuff And Nowhere To Put It


Rather than buy a bigger house, you might want to go through your stuff. Between you and your children, youíre bound to have quite a few items that can be either sold or donated to a good cause. Consider setting up a donation pile in your house, where family members can put items that they no longer need or use. As an extra tip, donít let the items that are for donation sit there. When the bin is full, put it in your car and head off to the donation center.  



You Have A Lot Of Little Things With Nowhere To Place Them


This is a problem that can be solved by the right containers. If you can find a container thatís best suited for what you need to store, it will be much easier to find and access these items.  


Things Have Sentimental Value


Itís nice to have a few things that you cherish and bring back good memories, but sentimental value items can really get out of hand. If you think of when you last looked at something or how much memory an item truly holds for you, it can be easy to get rid of a lot of things when you put your mind to it. You can ask a friend to help you go through things. An outsider can advise you on what to save and what you should get rid of.


Your Refrigerator Is Gross


If youíre finding a lot of spoiled food and moldy leftovers in your fridge, donít fret. Just develop a clean out schedule to help you get rid of any food that is past its prime. Make it a point to have a designated day of the week to clean out all of your leftovers and expired food to keep the clutter that can spoil at bay.





Posted by Steven Sawyer on 11/10/2019

When you keep looking for one or more of your belonging anytime you need them; it shows that your house is not in order. This situation can be frustrating, especially if you need to go out for an urgent meeting and you could not locate something that you need to bring with you. Isn't that frustrating? Yes, it is.

Also, a disorganized home does not only appear messy, but it also impedes productivity and wastes our valuable time looking for things that we need. Many people can relate to this situation; they have their home disorganized and do not have any idea of how to put things in the places they belong to, if you are in that category, consider the following tips as it will help you arrange your home and get more productive with your time: 

De-clutter 

Getting rid of what you no longer need is the most crucial part of home organization. The things that are not useful in the house can take much space that you can spend doing other things. Note that, there may be some item that appears excellent, but you don't use them anymore. These items also fall under this category. Discard them or give them out to others.

Start Small

One thing that you must keep in mind when trying to get your house organized is that you should start small. Most people fail to understand that organization and productivity starts at the lowest level. For example, you need to aim at the minor organizational adjustment first before moving to the more elaborate ones.

Choose a Method 

Arranging your homes requires a solid action plan. You need to outline your strategies before you begin the home organization. You can start the organization room by room and tackle the important things first. What you need to do next is to arrange your items in compartments, so that you can quickly locate them. This idea may sound funny, but it is crucial, try to label your entire item. 

Get the Right Tool 

Another essential part of organizing for productivity is getting a few accessories and product to help you maintain the home organization system. When it comes to a great product that you can adapt to enhance your productivity, you should consider storage boxes, desk organizers, and file cabinets. These items will not only make your place more attractive, but it will also make you more productive. 

 Organizing your home frees up spaces and makes it look attractive. Follow the tips above to enjoy the amazing transformation and increased productivity that comes with a well-arranged home.





Posted by Steven Sawyer on 3/24/2019

The first thing you see when you come home is your entryway. No one wants to go back to a cluttered house, and organizing your entry is the first step. The challenge though is that because it is the first place you land, it becomes where everything else falls too. Itís the catch-all for the mail and magazines, homework, receipts from your shopping trip, and even those door hanger coupons youíre saving for date night.

Youíve read that heading straight to the office with your mail is best. But even on your best day, you come in the door with both hands full, looking for a place to drop the keys before you drop the eggs. The simplest solution is to set up a landing table in the entry that you can place items to go over later. Check out these ideas to see what might work best for you. 

Drawers

If your entry table has drawers, the important stuff can be shoved out of sight. So, slip your wallet and keys into a drawer before heading into the rest of the house. Larger drawers are great for winter gloves, sunglasses, and other items you need to grab on your way out.

Shelves

A large shelf at the bottom of the table legs makes the perfect spot for covered baskets. Use these to toss boots and shoes, backpacks and homework. Or, organize your recycling, so the trip to the curb is just a short step.

Above the table surface, narrow cubbies and shelves make the perfect spot to sort the mail. Set up one cubby for the advertising circulars you want to get back to. Another works well for take-out menus. Finally, have a cubby for important mail that needs sorting. That way, when you have a moment to go through it, youíll find it all in one place and not on random surfaces throughout the house.

Dťcor

Of course, everyone wants to arrange the perfect collection of vases, photographs, vintage glass and artful books on their entry table. Just remember that when you do, youíre going for form over function. Having decorative items on the table surface takes away your place to set things to relieve your overfull arms coming in the door. Instead, hang a decorative floating shelf above the surface to hold all the decorative items while the tabletop is available to capture what you might otherwise drop.

If your entry doesnít have room for a table, now might be the time to think about purchasing a home that more adequately meets your needs. Talk to your real estate pro about a new home today.




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