Are you looking around your house or apartment and wishing there was more livable space? Are you asking yourself, how can I make my house look less cluttered? It may seem like a daunting project that you are not quite motivated to do, but visualizing the end result might be just what you need to get started.
How do I start organizing?
The best way to tackle the organization of your house is to select one room at a time. Most projects usually get done more efficiently if they are broken down into smaller tasks. The kitchen is a good place to start because of all the different items that are stored in cabinets and pantries. Putting your dinnerware and glassware in separate cabinets and dedicating one or two cabinets for cookware and bakeware will keep all those kitchen must-haves in neat and easily accessible places. If you are lucky enough to have a built-in pantry, it is easy to arrange your food products by the type of packaging or by the kind of item it is. If there is no built-in pantry, you can create your own system for storing your goods by using small, plastic crates that can be purchased at dollar discount stores. You can even be more organized by using different colors of crates to distinguish which item they contain.
The living room is meant to be a place of relaxation, but stacks of magazines, books, CDs, DVDs and unopened mail will keep this room from feeling like a haven to retreat to when you are tired, stressed, or you just want a quiet place to enjoy your favorite music or movies. Having furniture that has storage components such as shelves or drawers will provide a place to store your items. A bookcase with a door to hide shelves serves as a way to proudly show off your collection of books and keep other items not worthy of displaying hidden.
The closet in your bedroom should not contain clothing that no longer fits or shoes that are worn out. Shoe racks that hang on doors will free up floor space. A small, compact chest of drawers that will fit in your closet is a good place to put clothing that can be folded and accessories such as belts, ties, or scarves.
How do I get rid of clutter fast?
Now that you have gathered all the clothing and objects that you no longer want in your home, it is time to decide where to dispose of them. Clean, reusable items can be donated to charities or thrift stores. Anything that does not pass the test for usage by other people should be discarded in strong trash bags and thrown away.
How do I keep my desk clean and organized?
A desk that is used in the home should be clutter free by keeping the minimal amount of desk related items in wicker baskets or small containers. Important papers and current mail could be placed in folders that can be easily found in a designated place on the desk.
How should I keep my desk at work?
The way you keep your desk at your workplace is a reflection of how you handle your day to day tasks. Files should be kept in labeled folders in a basket or in an upright file holder. Office supplies can make a desk look cluttered so storing them in a drawer or an attractive container will give you more surface space on your desk.
Making your house less cluttered can be achieved by hiding or eliminating things that do not add to the clean atmosphere of a room. Looking into a product that will keep your house even neater is another tool to use to achieve the organized look that you want for your home.