People who think domestic work doesn’t count as actual work have no idea how hard it is to organize a home! Between your daily routine, your kids, your pets, or just your poor organizational skills, it can be tough to keep things tidy and decluttered. But that’s why we are here! Instead of teaching you how to organize your home quickly, we will provide you with the best home organization tips room by room so that you can do it slowly but properly.
Ready to get your house in order?
1. Let’s start with the bedroom
Your bedroom is supposed to feel like your personal oasis – a place where you can feel relaxed and at peace. Experts claim that having a messy bedroom can negatively impact the quality of your sleep. To prevent that, the bedroom is the first room you should address. Start by organizing your closet – fold your clothes like a pro, hang your coats, organize it by color, we don’t care.
But make it look like a fancy department store instead of a bargain bin, ok? Many organization apps can help you with that. As you sort through your clothes, try to let go of the things you never wear anymore and that are just taking up your precious closet space. After getting rid of your closet mess, it’s time for a deep clean and, who knows, maybe a makeover? Maybe check Pinterest for some cute room organization ideas and inspiration.
2. Your kid’s bedrooms
Having kids can be a huge blessing for parents, but cleaning their rooms is most certainly not. You must educate your kids to clean after themselves from an early age. But you can make this job easier on yourself and them if you get kid-friendly storage boxes in which they can throw their toys, for example. You can also make the room “childproof,” locking drawers and cabinet doors to keep them from scattering their clothes all around the room.
3. Now the kitchen
Depending on what type of “chef” you are, your kitchen can either be heaven or hell. When organizing your kitchen, start with the counters. Try to leave as much room as possible and avoid cluttering the whole counter with kitchen gadgets. This way, it will be easier to clean up after yourself whenever you prepare your meals. Then, move over to the cabinets and drawers. Once again, take some time to declutter your kitchen and get rid of the things you don’t use. As for the things you do use, try to keep them at hand to make your kitchen as functional as possible.
4. Time for the family room
The family room is a place for relaxation, and it’s everyone’s job to keep it tidy and organized. State some rules with your family members or roommates to try and keep this room as clean as possible, or you’ll find yourself cleaning it every other day. Use the first thirty minutes to do a quick renovation and rearrange the furniture to make the space feel larger. Then, take the motivation you just gained and start tackling mess by mess. Try to keep this room as practical as possible. Avoid any excessive decorations, keep your kid’s toys in a basket, and say goodbye to any unnecessary clutter that only makes it hard to dust around. You’ll see just how much time you’ll save on cleaning this room after making these changes.
5. The playroom
If you have a designated room in which your kids play, this is probably the most chaotic room in your house, right? First things first: check to see which toys your kid plays with and donate the ones they don’t use anymore. They are probably just throwing them around and creating an unnecessary mess. Then, equip this room with bins and baskets so your kids can have the autonomy to put their toys away easily.
6. The bathroom
Cluttered bathrooms can be a total nightmare, and if you share a home with children or even messy adults, it can be even worse. The best way to deal with this mess is to start from scratch. Take EVERYTHING you have in your bathroom and put it in a box. Then, engage in some deep therapeutic cleaning, and after you are done, it’s time to reorganize your items. Take a look at what you have in that box: what does belong in the bathroom? After putting back the things you need and getting rid of every unnecessary item, you will feel quite accomplished!
7. Time to tackle the garage
While the garage is supposed to be the place where you park your car, we can almost bet that you have turned it into a storage unit for… well, everything. When sorting through your garage, ask yourself a simple question: “Do I need this?” and if the answer is yes, move on to question number two, “Should this be stored somewhere else?” If the answer is no, find out if the things you don’t need can be useful to someone else, sell them, donate them, and throw out the rest. To make sure that you don’t go back to your previous mess, set up a few storage shelves to organize your garage items, and hang your bikes vertically to save some space.
8. Let’s move on to the laundry room
By definition, the laundry room is a messy space. It’s the place where you leave your shoes after work, where your kids take off their sporting equipment, and where every piece of dirty clothing in the house ends up. Creating designated spaces for each family member in this room will make it easier to keep up with the organization. If this is the room you use to access your house, create a designated spot to drop your keys.
9. Do you have a home office?
Whether you work from home or keep a space in your house to prepare work presentations or help your kids with homework, making sure your office space is tidy is mandatory. If you keep your bills and other documents in this room, make sure to have a proper folder to keep them organized instead of creating a junk drawer. Get rid of anything you don’t need. Start with your desk and move to your surroundings. Keeping this space, clean, functional, and decluttered will improve your ability to concentrate.
10. Your hall closet
The hall closet is supposed to be a useful and functional storage unit in your home, so don’t treat it like a junk drawer 2.0, please! Empty this closet and separate the items you need from the ones you don’t use anymore. Then, arrange the things you decide to keep by displaying them neatly and efficiently.
11. And last but not least, the storage room
The storage room, like the name indicates, is the room where the mess happens. This is where people tend to throw everything they don’t want to sort out right away. The problem is that people do this for years, and by the time they try to get their storage rooms in order… it’s too late. Well, it’s not too late, but it’s going to be a lot harder. Anyway, Start by assessing the space you have, trying to understand how you can organize this room and make the most of it. Take out everything you don’t need anymore and keep only the things that will be useful to you in the future. Build some shelves to avoid pilling everything up, and label all of your boxes so you know what you are looking for whenever you need what’s inside.