Top Ideas to Organize Your Home
Having an organized home is on most people’s wish list, even if they don’t know it yet. We watch influencer’s super neat and organized homes and EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.. like.. ALL THE TIME, we tell ourselves that we will re-arrange the closet or clean up the pantry, etc… If you are one of those (I know you are.. that’s why you are reading this post), then keep reading. No shame, I was exactly where you are until I decided to do one area at a time and now my home is ALL TIDY. Let’s talk about tidying up YOUR place, one area at a time, shall we?
#1 The lucky number one is… The Closet
I know some closets are small and others are very big, but what I’m going to talk about will help you no matter the size of your closet. Let’s start by talking about your shoes, I know you don’t want to get rid of them.. I mean, why should you? but how about you take them all out and make sure the ones you have in your closet are not damaged or no longer fit you. Once you do that, then divide them into three categories: 1) the ones you wear EVERYDAY, 2) the ones you wear often, and 3) the ones for special occasions. Now, in order to organize your shoes you have two options:
Option 1: This option is for people willing to invest a little money into tidying up their space. I want you to go out and buy shelfs, it could be the plastic ones or the fancier wooden ones. This shelfs need to be the entire width of your closet. Buy as many as you want, it all depends on the amount of shoes you got. If you can get the stackable ones from amazon, then better. Now, organize your shoes starting with category 3 back to front. Make sure you put those from category 3 either on the back or the bottom shelfs that are harder to reach. Then, continue on with category 2 and 1, don’t be afraid to put your sandals one of top of each other (just make sure you are able to see them).
Option 2: This option is more for low budget. Go to Walmart and get the wall shoes organizer and hang them either on the closet doors or the walls inside the closet. It’ll help you keep things de-clutter and see everything you have. You can also go to Five Below and get the stackable fabric shelfs if you need more space to put on the closet floor.
In the case of purses and hats, I always recommend hanging them in cool ways in your bedroom or the closet walls. Make it unique and chic. For clothes, If you can, divide them into two areas: special occasions (dresses, suits, skirts) and everyday (top, sweater and jeans). Place the ones for everyday at the front and the special occasions at the back or on each side against the walls. If you need more space in your closet, try buying plastic drawers from Walmart and placing them on the top rack (make sure to put away things you don’t wear often such as winter clothes or costumes).
The last items are miscellaneous and we all know that we DON’T get rid of miscellaneous things. For this items, I recommend you to get some decor storage bins and place them either on top of your wood shelfs or on the top rack in your closet. If you have bigger items, like blankets and linens, you can get the plastic blanket storage from Walmart and put it under your bed, they roll to make it easier to take them out when you need them.
#2 Special girl tools.. Bathroom Essentials
I really love things that are PRACTICAL and CUTE. When organizing my bathroom, I wanted something where I can see my everyday face and body products. This cute two tier stand is from Michael’s but you can shop similar ones here. Other than your essential face and body products, you can also buy metal drawers to put in the bottom cabinets. Finally, your makeup!! If you have your makeup in a drawer, buy this cool drawer organizers. But, if you don’t really have space to put your makeup in a drawer, get this cute drawer organizers that function as a de-clutter tool and decor.
#3 OH, Special letters, cards, souvenirs..
This is one of the hardest part of tidying up your home because nobody wants to let go of all the emotional christmas cards or graduation letters. Am I right? What if I told you you can keep all those sentimental items and add them to your home decor? Well, let’s start by gathering all letters, pictures, cards, and souvenirs you got. Lay them down on the floor and divide them into three piles: tall and big items, letters/cards, and pictures. Now, Imagine you are in a relationship with the things you own. Evaluate on the basis of the joy you get from that particular object. Do not look for reasons to get rid of it. Instead, ask yourself “why should I keep it?”. “Need” is what matters, not “want”. So make sure to figure out what to discard first, rather than what to keep. Once you’ve completed this step, you can shop for storage box set to place those items. You can also put all your pictures away in albums and place the albums in the storage boxes.
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THAT’S A WRAP.. FOR NOW
Tidying up a space is a lot of work but it is one of the most rewarding feelings you’ll ever experience. It brings peace and harmony into every space of your home. Don’t try to do it all at once, start with one area. Believe me, once you know what you are capable of doing, you are going to be obsessed with organizing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed tidying up the different areas in your home with me. If you enjoyed this post, make sure to hit the LIKE button and COMMENT what is the messiest area in your home?
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