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10 Tips for Organizing Your Whole House

Friday, July 22, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

10 Tips for Organizing Your Whole House

You may get a greater sense of control over your surroundings by organizing your home and surroundings. That feeling of order can help you focus on your own well-being, feel less stressed, and accomplish your other objectives. To quickly and easily arrange your entire home, use these tips.

You may get a greater sense of control over your surroundings by organizing your home and surroundings. That feeling of order can help you focus on your own well-being, feel less stressed, and accomplish your other objectives. To quickly and easily arrange your entire home, use these tips.

Create a fail-safe garage system
Your garage, if you have one, can be one of the most overcrowded places in the house. Applying an organizing system for your garage can serve as motivation for tackling the rest of your space as it’s often the first thing you’ll see when you arrive home. Start simple, with just a few materials:

- Hang some peg board
- Put some tool hooks in the holes on the board
- Using a thick marker, draw an outline around each tool to reserve its location.

This approach to tool storage can help alert you when tools are missing, and also helps other members of your household put things away because it’s easy to see where to place each item.
 
Cut laundry time in half
How can one of the house's smallest rooms seem so disorganized? And why does it seem like laundry takes so long?

This laundry system can save you time and help you get your mind back. Start by giving each member of your family a laundry basket. To prevent missing things or confusion, write their names on the sides of the baskets. The trick is to have everyone come to the laundry room to pick up their own basket of clean clothes rather than leaving the clean laundry on the dining room table or the stairs (and watching people stroll by without picking up their clothes).

Work some kitchen magic
The center of activity in most houses in the kitchen. Because family members or roommates use the kitchen at least three to five times per day, it is a busy place. We check our mail here, study, read, work on our laptops and tablets here, and eat here as well.

It makes sense to set up distinct stations for those operations since there are so many different activities taking place in the kitchen. Purchasing a rolling cart in whatever design and size suit your kitchen best is one method to achieve this. Create a special area for one of your most frequent activities using this cart. For instance, set up a station where people may prepare their own lunches, complete with a cutting board, knife, salt, pepper, paper towels, and non-perishable foods like bread, oranges, and apples. Make space for your family to help make your life easier while maintaining a station with similar products all in one place.

Put it in writing
A household manual is one item that can save your life or your home, whether you're a one-person household or a family of five. This useful tool's beauty is that you don't have to compile it all at once, and it costs you nothing to make.

Keep your important documents in a three-ring binder. To get started, gather your emergency contact information as well as other crucial details like the name of your veterinarian, school schedules, alarm codes, the dosages of your children's medications, the name of your father's carer, and the location of your home's gas shut-off valve. As you continue to organize your home and find more essential documents, you can add them to the binder. For those who prefer a digital approach, store your manual on a highly secure cloud service.

Get a charge
Cell phones, iPad chargers, memory sticks, and tangled cords littering the house annoy a lot of people. Relaxation and recreational activities frequently seem to require the power of an accessible charging station, and it doesn't hurt if it's also appealing. Consider a charging station that keeps all the electrical devices together, hides the connections, and looks attractive as a simple solution.

Tell a tidier toy story
Picking up toys is one of the most common concerns of those who live with children, whether they are grandparents or new parents.

Here is a solution that will transform your play storage problem from a source of aggravation to joy. Toys can be stored in colorful bins with each bin holding a certain kind of toys, such as Legos, musical instruments, dolls, cars, or games. Find images of the toys in magazines or online and use them to label the containers to make it simpler for kids to put things away. Attach the appropriate picture to the front of the bin if you have dolls or stuffed animals in one of the containers. The number of dumpsters should be kept to a minimum, but they should be big and accessible.

Clear the bedroom closet
To increase the enjoyment of your home it's a great idea to start in the closet. Finding what you need when you need it is the only thing left to do after the area is free. Here’s a quick process for getting your closet in order:

- Clear the floor so you can move around easily.
- Make sure you have proper lighting.
- Pull everything out.
- Only put back in what fits you right now, is stain-free, and requires no repairs.

Set kids’ closets straight
A hanging shelving unit is the best tool for managing children's clothing. Label a pocket to represent each day of the week. Choose your child's outfits for the upcoming week every weekend and place them in the pockets for the day they will be worn. Imagine a peaceful morning free of attire disputes.
 
Bundle toiletries and grooming tools
Everybody seems to have their own preferred brand of toothpaste, shampoo, and hairbrush, and some restrooms are quite small. Space in drawers, cabinets, and countertops tends to be limited.

If this is the case, consider giving each member of the household a personalized bathroom caddy that is filled with all of their personal cosmetics, toiletries, and grooming supplies. Carry the caddies to and from the bedroom or keep them on a shelf in the bathroom.

Simplify — and go easy on yourself
Eliminating clutter is the best thing you can do to make your home feel more manageable. Less clutter means less stuff to clean and organize in the first place; take just 10 minutes today, and eliminate 10 items you no longer need.

Most importantly, don’t get too hung up on the details. Your home doesn’t have to be perfectly organized every day. Sometimes “good enough” is just fine.
Larson Fine Properties
Laura Larson
7294 Joffa Circle
Warrenton, VA 20187
703-743-4410

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