If you’re anything like us, the thought of purging the entire house and cleaning/tidying up (ala KonMari method) can be overwhelming. When it comes to home organizing, we’re taking a more moderate approach. Here, we’ve identified four home organizing resolutions that take little effort, some creative thinking, and very little cost. We’re confident that by starting small and in strategic areas of the home, you can have a prettier, cleaner, more organized and efficient home in no time!
Corral The Home Office
Small space dwellers, work-from-home freelancers, and pack rats will feel us on this one—it’s hard to corral all of your papers, pens and home office accoutrement. There’s simply too much of one thing and not enough time in the day! That’s why we love everything about this simple yet efficient bar cart setup:
Melissa George of Polished Habitat recommends gathering all of your paperwork, supplies, and crafting materials in one place with the help of a file organizer, baskets, and a portable bar cart that’s pretty and incredibly functional. This way, everything is within easy access and yet, still in its respective proper place.
Tackle the Laundry Room
The best way to get a handle on your laundry room is to choose a work horse storage unit (we love any kind of metal wall storage unit, which has a very retro look and feel) for organizing all of your cleaning and ironing materials. The trick is to make every single piece accessible and within plain sight—so you don’t double up on detergents or fabric softeners—and to have separate receptacles for each type of item. (Color coordinating your products is not mandatory but definitely a plus!)
Make Sure Everything Is In Its Place in the Kids’ Room
Get a Handle on the Pantry
If you don’t have at least 10 jars of different sizes in your kitchen, you’re missing out! Head to your nearest store and get jars and kitchen storage bins with lids, jars with clamps, small jars, massive jars, apothecary jars, and bring a few of each home with you, and start putting things away in these amazing storage units. Store your candy and dry goods in one kind of container, your pasta and rice in another, and pretty soon, you’ll find that there’s a lot more space in your pantry than you initially thought.
Don’t take our word for it—take a look at this blogger’s Before and After pantry makeover and you’ll soon be evangelized to the wonders of pantry jars.