Organize Your Home: Tips to Keeping it Neat
By Shandra Ward
An organized home is a neat home. If that isn’t a saying, it really should be. When everything is in its place, not only is it easy to find what you need when you need it, but your home looks kept, polished, and well put-together. Why do you think you run to straighten everything up before guests come over?
Do you have a lot of things and don’t know where to put them? Here are some simple tips that will allow you to give some organization to your home and make it look as sleek and stylish as possible.
Make Use of Baskets
Baskets are your best friends when it comes to organizing your home. They come in so many different shapes and sizes, making them perfect for storing a wide range of items, and also adding a bit of a design element to your space.
You can use baskets to store toys in, stash hats and gloves, or stow toiletries. When things get messy, baskets can be used for just about anything you can think of. Pick baskets that easily hold the items they are intended to and that work with the design of your space.
Hang a Cork Board
If your house is like most, you probably have little piles of paperwork sitting on top of your tables, your countertops, and your desk. Not only are these piles unsightly, they also make it difficult to find the important paperwork you actually need.
Hang up a cork board and get rid of your piles! Pin all the important items and file away the pieces that you don’t immediately need. To add some style, try a board made out of wine corks, or one made out of bamboo.
Put books, magazines, toiletries, and any other clutter on shelves. Hang stylish, yet functional, shelves in your living room to store books on; in your kitchen to store spices and dishes on; and in your bathroom to place lotions and soaps on. The shelving possibilities are endless, and are a fun way to display your stuff without looking cluttered.
Canisters and Jars
Canisters and jars are the perfect vessels for storing foods and spices in, but they are also a great option for storing other small objects in. In the kitchen, use acrylic containers as you would traditionally – to store pastas, rice, sugar, and flour.
In other rooms, put your creative noodle to use and employ these vessels for other storage uses. In the office, for example, place pencils, erasers, and paper clips in a collection of attractive jars. In the sewing room, use them to hold buttons, needles, and thimbles. In your child’s room, put blocks, race cars, and craft items inside jars and canisters. Everything is still right where you need it, but it’s now organized in an attractive, handy way.
When it comes to keeping your home stylish, the key is staying organized. With these simple tricks, you can keep your house neat, in order, and looking super sleek.