Friday, September 12, 2014

Do It Yourself Organization


Being organized is always a great feeling. Knowing exactly where something is and having a clean home has no negatives. Unfortunately, getting organized can be difficult for some people, myself included; so below we have come up with a list of ways to help us all get a little more organized!

Get Rid of Clutter:

The best way to get uncluttered is to get rid of what you don’t use. Go through what you have and donate or sell anything that you don’t need anymore.

What To Get Rid Of:

The website had an interesting method for finding what clothes you don’t wear. They suggested turning all of your hangers backwards and then whenever you wear an item, hang it back up the usual way. After about 6 months go back through your closet and see which hangers are still left unturned, these are the clothes you should get ride of!

Have A Home For Everything:

This is a good tactic for keeping things neat and organized. If something has a place, then it can always be put back into its place!

Plastic Tubs:

Plastic tubs are great for organizing. Using plastic tubs in cabinets can make grabbing items from the back easier. Sliding out the tub and grabbing what you need is easier than taking everything in front of it out!

Sort things by Function:

Having this mentality can help you keep things together in a way that makes sense to you. With this, you know where to put new items and where to find older things.

Think About Wasted Space:

What space do you have that could creatively be used to store things? Think about under your bed, couch, etc. Under bed drawers, like this example from Martha Stewart’s website, is a great way to store things under your bed while staying organized!
If you have a lack of storage space in your bathroom and have a towel rack that’s not in use, hang a basket from the towel rack! Simply DIY 2 has a great tutorial on how you can get more storage in your bathroom while still looking nice!
Another great place to store items is on the inside of a closet or cabinet door. Using shoe organizers you can hang cleaning supplies, rolled up towels, makeup, and of course shoes! 

Staying Organized:

Ultimately being organized is something that takes time and effort, but undoubtedly pays off. A big part of being organized is staying in the mindset. Making list, using calendars and reminders, and staying positive will help you be organized in both your home and life!

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