Archive of: Home Organization

  • Home Organization Ideas

    Posted on September 28 2016


    If you are experiencing stress from a cluttered home, then it is time to get organized. A complete home organization can save you several hours a day because you don’t have to look for something that is under a pile of laundry. The best places to begin organizing are the garage or basement. A garage is designed for holding vehicles, lawn care equipment and gardening tools rather than racks filled with clothing or boxes filled with junk. In a basement, you need fast access to the laundry area or climate-control equipment. Begin to purge the excess items from a basement or garage, and use storage systems such as metal shelving or pegboard systems.

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  • Organizing Your Garage: Tips for Tackling This Tough Job

    Posted on September 17 2016


    I​f you’re embarrassed to open your garage doors in front of neighbors, it’s time to start organizing the space. You can reclaim the garage space and turn it into something fabulous with a little time and organization tips. First, you’ll need to set aside time to work on the project. It’s not something that should be done an hour once per week. Take an entire weekend to clean and organize the garage.

    Remove Everything Take everything out of the garage. When you’re starting from scratch, it’ll give you a blank slate so you’re not influenced by the current layout, clutter and disorganization. For this project, have the family help you. It can be quite overwhelming to tackle alone, plus, if they have to clean, they’re more likely to keep it clean once you’ve organized it.

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  • Organizing Your Garage

    Posted on September 04 2016


    If you’re into DIY around the home, nothing makes you feel as good as completing a project. That project could be landscaping work, exterior home repairs or replacing an old toilet in the guest bathroom.

    When you’re done with your tools, walking into a disorganized space can make you want to scream. While you’re keeping up with your home’s repairs and projects, you might not be dedicating enough time to organizing the space where you keep the vital home repair tools.

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  • The Secrets to Staying Organized

    Posted on August 14 2016


    It seems like some people are born with a gift for organization. They never seem to never forget an important meeting or run late because they cannot find their keys. In fact, these individuals were not born with superpowers. They have simply mastered techniques that help them make the best use of their time and energy. The following are a few organization secrets to help you reduce the chaos in your life.

    Become a List Maker:

    Most of us have experienced the panic of waking up in the middle of the night and suddenly realizing that we have forgotten to take care of an important task. Creating a daily “to-do” list can ensure that critical items do not fall through the cracks. For the list strategy to work, you need to keep things realistic and manageable. In the case of major projects, try breaking the task down into smaller components that will not cause you to feel overwhelmed but will still keep you moving forward.

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  • How To Keep Your Child's Toys Organized Within The Home

    Posted on August 08 2016


    Although being a parent is oftentimes a rewarding experience, many mothers and fathers find that cleaning up after their children is extraordinarily difficult. In many cases, it is the child’s toys that cause the biggest problems. However, it’s important to know that there are several things you can do to keep your child’s toys organized in the home setting. Here are three of them:

    1. Prevent Toys From Accumulating. In many cases, children collect a ton of toys, many of which they rarely or never play with. If this is the case for your child, it’s important to know that you don’t have to let tons of unused toys populate every corner of your home. Instead, master the art of purging through the use of tools like KidsCanGiveToo.com. This website enables children to donate half of the gifts they receive for their birthday to a charity that they choose. Another great resource is Pley. This toy rental company enables children to select which toy they want and then receive it via mail. When the child gets tired of a specific toy, she or he can return it in exchange for a new one. Finally, you may want to consider donating your child’s unused toys to a kids toy organization.

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  • 10 Simple Ways To Update And Organize Your Garage

    Posted on July 28 2016


    Many people are interested in optimizing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of their garage space. If this is your objective, it’s important to know that there are numerous techniques you can employ to get your garage in great shape. Here are ten of them:

    1. Install A Ceiling Storage System. One of the best ways to update and organize your garage is by installing a ceiling storage system. This is a wonderful strategy to use when you want to store things you use rarely (like holiday decorations).

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  • Easy Tips for De-cluttering Your Home

    Posted on July 17 2016


    Clutter in the home can cause stress and anxiety, but it’s often difficult to get the motivation and time to de-clutter. Having less stuff in your home can lead to a more peaceful place to rest and live. When you begin the process of cleaning out your home, it’e best to start small. Don’t try any large projects unless you have plenty of time to get them done. Also, be sure that you have a place to put unwanted items and have a plan to get them out of the house as soon as possible so they don’t find their way back into your living space. Most important of all, understand that to de-clutter an entire home is a process and it doesn’t have to be done quickly. The following de-cluttering tips can help you on the path of creating a peaceful and beautiful living space.

    ​Start Small:
    Begin your de-clutter project with a small area, but one that will make an impact. If you have an entryway that tends to collect random things, begin with it. Perhaps you have a junk drawer that never allows you to find what you need or it may be that your closet needs work? Allow yourself 10-15 minutes to work on the area. Begin with things that are obviously trash and keep a trash bag at hand to throw things away immediately. A box for items to donate should also be close by. Once your time is up, you can keep going if you feel like it or take a break if you’ve been overwhelmed. Even 10-15 minutes a day will allow for significant cleaning time for the week.

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  • Prepare For a Vacation by Organizing Your Home

    Posted on July 05 2016


    When you go on a vacation, you do not want to return home to a disorganized and dirty home. The best way to solve this problem is by cleaning a home before leaving in order to make it easier to put away luggage, clothing and souvenirs quickly. Home organization can make you feel calmer on a daily basis, and makes you feel much better.

    One: Get Rid Of the Clutter in Your Home If your home is stuffed with possessions, then it is more difficult to keep it clean. Several weeks before your vacation, begin by getting rid of clutter such as old magazines or clothing. Take time to sort through every closet and bureau drawer to clear out the junk in your home that collects dust and takes up too much space.

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  • Stay Organized During Your Move

    Posted on June 25 2016


    Keeping organized during a move can feel quite challenging. But with a little planning ahead of time, it doesn’t have to be a huge headache. Here are some tips that will help you keep track of everything and keep your sanity during the move:

    1) Use color coding. You can color code boxes with different colored tape or stickers. Assign each a room a color and be consistent about using it. This will make it vastly easier to keep track of what goes in each room. Color-coded boxes can be identified at a glance, from a distance. Make sure you make a list from the start that assigns the colors to different rooms. This will help prevent you from using the same color for two rooms without realizing it. Then, keep track of the list so you can reference it when unpacking.

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  • Organized Closets Make Getting Dressed a Pleasure

    Posted on June 14 2016


    Organizing your closet can revolutionize your morning routine. Having a place for everything and everything in its place can make getting dressed a dream. If you have never tried this organization process you should consider it, because it is a tried and true method to organize your closet. Here is how to proceed:

    1) The Three Magic Piles: Take everything out and make three piles. One is to keep, one is to donate or sell, and one is trash. Before you organize anything, you need to reduce it down to the items you will actually use. Having a closet full of stuff that you never wear is not beneficial. It is a waste of space and trying to organize items that need to go is a waste of time and effort.

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