Tidying up and organizing your home will help keep you and the members of your household organized. Having everything in its place will help prevent a cluttered home. An organized home decreases stress, as you will be able to look around your home without feeling overwhelmed. An organized and decluttered home also makes it easier to maintain a cleaner home.
Many people try to organize their homes but get stuck or give up when things feel overwhelming. As a room gets messy, it may seem too difficult to clean it up and get it back in order. However, getting every room in your house organized doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Check out the following tips to get organized in every room of your home:
For the Living Room
- Start with a clean slate – Wipe down all surfaces, and clean the floors. Cleaning and wiping down every inch of furniture, floors, walls, windows, handles, baseboards and moldings all make a living room look and feel better. Cleaning isn’t just about wiping sticky residue from surfaces. It’s a process, but not impossible to do.
- Eliminate clutter by getting bins – Eliminate all unnecessary items, such as old papers, magazines, toys, and clothing. Once you’ve cleared out space, use bins to organize those miscellaneous items. Buy a bin for each room of your home—extra storage for the kitchen, bins for toys, bins for toys, bins for photos, etc. Then label each bin so that everything has a place, so you can find what you’re looking for easily.
For the Kitchen
- Clean out the fridge – Schedule a time to sort through the fridge, throwing out anything you know you won’t use, and things that are expired. Throw out anything that is old or hidden in the back and forgotten about.
- Storage for Papers & Coupons – If your kitchen is where you sort the mail and pay the bills, consider installing a small desk or side table for a mail bin. It will help keep the papers off of the table and countertops.
For the Pantry
- Label your spices – Spices add flavor to food, but they do expire. Be sure to pay attention to the expiration date and throw out what is old. When properly stored, spices and herbs can last from 1-3 years.
- Store it in clear containers – Clear containers that let you see the contents of your pantry and fridge are one of the easiest ways to organize your pantry. This lets you easily see which food you have and what you still need. Store your food in containers with airtight seals to keep your food fresh for longer.
For the Laundry Room
- Add storage areas for each family member – Your laundry room is a busy place. It has to store clothing, detergents, and other supplies. Dedicate a basket for all your extra cleaning cloths, such as rags, towels, and old clothes. Make sure that you take inventory of old cleaning supplies, empty bottles, or old clothes that are hiding in baskets. Discard or donate what you don’t need.
- Designate a basket for the “missing” items – To get your laundry room organized, start by designating a basket just for those missing socks, mittens, matching belts, etc. These special items tend to get lost, so designate a place to put them, and you will never have to search for them again.
For the Bedroom
- Go through your clothes and sort what needs to be sorted – Getting your bedroom organized is no easy task. It’s full of old clothes, unworn jewelry, and clothes that no longer fit. But, by going through your clothes and getting rid of items you don’t need, you can save space and declutter your room. Plus, donating gently used items to a charity allows you to get rid of items that may take up space in your closet, like old or faded clothes.
- Use the space under your bed frame – Take advantage of the space under your bed frame for seasonal clothes that take up closet space. That space usually becomes littered with random items, so you need a way to organize it. This is easy to do with under-the-bed storage bins. These storage bins are easy to move under your bed, so you can access them without having to pull the entire bed frame apart.
For the Bathroom
- Decide where everything goes – The bathroom is a small space, so you have to think carefully about where items go and what doesn’t. While it may seem obvious that toilet paper rolls, razors, and soap go in the bathroom, some other common bathroom items may surprise you. Get rid of the clutter that’s littering your bathroom—and everywhere else—to get a fresh start on organizing. Open your bathroom cabinet, linen closet, and bathroom storage areas, and get rid of all the junk.
- Get rid of anything that’s expired, unused, broken, or that you no longer need – Then go through your bathroom drawers and cabinets, purge anything you don’t need, or find sentimental value, such as a bracelet from your sister’s wedding. This will not only make your bathroom more organized, but it will also help free up space to make room for more cleaning products, towels, and more.
For the Office
- Learn how to set up a filing system – Knowing which documents to keep and can trash or shred is one of the key tips. Next are the cables and wires scattered from routers, printers, and laptops. Investing in several file sorters can help keep your desk space organized. Additionally, investing in a small desktop printer can help clear up some space so you can use your desktop space more effectively.
- Focus on maximizing space through shelving – Shelving is one of the easiest and most effective ways to maximize space. Shelving is a simple way to store excess paper, reference materials, and office supplies. However, if you opt to purchase shelving, make sure to get the kind that can be easily adjusted according to your needs.
If you have ever engaged in a clean-up process after a major event, you already know that organizing and packing can be just as hard as cleaning out the house. But before you turn your life upside down, take the time to schedule a professional cleaning company to finish the job. A cleaning company such as Cardinal Cleaning can take the headache out of organizing and packing by tackling the cleaning, leaving you free to get on with more important things.
We serve Conyers, Georgia, and nearby areas including Oxford, Mcdonough, and Covington. If you reside nearby, contact us today at 404-920-8551 or email us at info@CardinalCleaning.biz for a free quote. Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these hacks, and several others, to ensure your home is as clean and organized as can be. We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!