People are drawn to clear, organized spaces; having space to move sends a message that people are welcome. Make the most of your space with these handy organization tips!
Store unneeded items to clear up the space in your home. You may wish to consider renting a small storage unit; these units often cost no more than a post office box, and are a great option for storing the items you don’t need regular access to, like holiday decorations, old photo albums, and out-of-season sports equipment. Keep everything in labelled plastic bins to make it a cinch to find what you need.
Donate items that you no longer use. If you’re not using an item that someone else might want or need, take it to a local Goodwill store or homeless shelter; you’re helping someone out and keeping your own space clear! Go through your closets; if an article of clothing has not been worn in the last year, it’s a good fit for the donation pile.
If you feel overrun by electronic devices and cords, designate a single power strip in the house for the recharging of electronics. This will keep unsightly cords and cables in one spot. Also, if there’s a designated charging spot, you’ll always know where you plugged your phone in! Charging strips can be hidden away inside a cabinet or decorative basket.
If you are sorting through items that are emotionally significant to you, work in short batches to prevent emotional exhaustion. Get help from a friend who can help you see things with a clear focus. There’s nothing wrong with keeping mementos, but consider moving some of them to storage to free up space for more frequently used items.
Consider adding end tables, display cases, or ottomans with interior storage space to your living room. This is a stylish way to add extra storage in plain sight!
I hope you’re having a great day – let me know if you need anything.