Just the word organization might be enough to send you into a total panic. We all know that being organized is a continual process and is never really finished. Sadly it’s just like the laundry, doing the dishes, and making dinner. Organization can also be overwhelming, exhausting, and very expensive. Well friends, are you dreading spring cleaning? Here are 10 quick and easy organization tips to get you started.
Dreading Spring Cleaning? Here are 10 Quick and Easy Organization Tips to Get You Started.
#1: Buy a few clear/plastic “over the door” shoe organizers. Hang them on the inside of a closet or pantry door. They are the perfect place for small kitchen items, bathroom organization, winter wear (like gloves, hats, etc.), and for organizing craft supplies.
#2: Have a filing system for any paper that may be cluttering your counter top! Have separate files for bills, coupons, schedules, etc. I also have a file for each family member so I can find specific things they need in a flash.
#3: Buy hooks/pulley system to keep bikes up and out of the way in the garage but also easily accessible when you are ready to go for a ride. Aren’t these organization tips easy?
#4: My life changed the minute I put this beautiful little dish on my husband’s night stand. No more change, receipts, wallet, etc. sitting all over his night stand when he gets home from work! You can thank me later!
#5: This little set of drawers has made doing my daughter’s hair much less stressful in the mornings. Everything has a place so I know just where to look for her tiny rubber bands or bobby pins.
#6: Drawer dividers can be expensive and don’t always fit well in the drawer. Go to the dollar store and buy a few containers and move things around inside of the drawer until you have created the organizational space you need! These random containers make our “junk drawer” a little less junkie.
#7: I love school supplies but I hate searching the house for them. Find a spot in your home where you want to store your go-to items, buy some inexpensive plastic boxes, label them and ta-da…life is now a bit easier.
#8: Have a designated spot to display your children’s artwork. I love hanging my kids artwork on the door that goes out to our garage. Our door happens to be metal so I keep magnets nearby and the kids know they can hang any of their “Picasso’s” anytime they want! Okay, I will admit…I do have a few of their most famous works of art on my fridge as well!
#9: Have a place in your car to hold items such as baby wipes, Cd’s, hand sanitizer, things that need to be returned to a store, etc. Having a clean car is a beautiful thing.
#10: Think outside the box (or in this case I thought inside the box)! Be creative with the things you already have around the house. This is a train table that my boys played with when they were very little. Now that they are bigger and have grown out of the “train stage” it’s now a box full of building blocks. When they are in the mood to build something, they can roll it out from under their bunk bed and push it back when they are finished. Brilliant!
Now comes the fun part. Look around your home, garage, office, or car and get to work by trying out one of these organization tips. Don’t start with an overwhelming area. Start small, and after you organize a few small areas move onto bigger projects. If you are anything like me you will eventually catch the “organization bug” and start feeling giddy every time you open your newly organized cupboards, drawers, or closets. Sometimes you might even find yourself going back and opening that cupboard, closet or drawer just to relish in your new-found organizational skills!