No matter how big your home is…when there’s clutter…space is at a premium. Why let stuff cramp your style? With these easy home organization ideas, you can make your place look great—and maybe even reduce stress in the process.
1. Distinguish trash from treasure.
By all means, hold onto the sentimental things. Otherwise, if you haven’t worn or used it in the past 12 months, it’s time to go. Make your “trash” another person’s treasure by donating your old items to a charity or thrift store.
2. Add storage pieces.
You’ll need some new storage options for all the items that you decided to hang onto. Bookcases, cubes and shelving are the perfect places to put stylish storage boxes, books, decorative pieces, pictures, plants and just about anything else you can think of. In the bedroom, beds with built-in storage underneath are great home organization tools that free up more space.
3. Organize your pictures.
If you have more photos than you know what to do with, why not create a picture wall? Design a feature wall by hanging a variety of similarly framed pictures and clustering them together. Selecting photos, prints, mirrors and paintings that hold personal meaning to you makes your space even more—you.
4. Go paperless.
It’s amazing how quickly paperwork, including mail, can get out of hand…spilling out of your home office, onto your kitchen counter, dining table, etc. Once you’ve sorted through it all, consider a filing system that puts it away but makes it easy to find. Multipurpose furniture such as secretary desks, along with standard filing cabinets never seem to go out of style.
These simple home organization ideas allow you to maximize your space, cut down on unsightly clutter and stay in control.