While interior design can be an expensive hobby, there are cost-effective ways in which you can improve the way your home looks without much effort or resources. One of those ways is organization. Organizing your home and getting out clutter is essential in maintaining a beautiful and welcoming home. Though there are many different ways to start, depending on your home, this step-by-step guide will be sure to get your home looking like new.
First, clean it up. Clean all surfaces and rooms head to toe. This will make sure that finding the right space for everything will be a cinch. Start with your less cluttered spaces, and move into the more cluttered ones, making sure that you’re tackling the worst spaces last. This will help with firing off those reward systems when you finish a room, giving your brain a boost so that’s it’s easier to finish the job. This system helps you from getting overwhelmed, making sure you tackle everything without stopping mid-way.
Be sure to organize while cleaning. Put your magazines, towels, dirty clothes, and other items together so that when you get finished cleaning and to organizing, you’re not running all over your house looking for that missing sock you SWORE you saw ten minutes ago. You’ll be happy you expended the extra energy in putting things together when you see how much faster it helps you clean.
Next, out with the old-in with the new. It’s common for households to harbor closets full of clothes that haven’t been worn in years. If that’s you- find the clothes that you could never get yourself to wear and donate them to your local thrift store. You’ll be sure to find that you not only have more space, it’s SO much easier to find the clothes you really like.
Finally, get to organizing! Take a trip to your local Office Depot and find shelving units, drawers and your newly organized home STAY organized. I find that shelving units for bills and other pieces of mail have drastically reduced the clutter in my living room (and the late bills).