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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Smith

My Life-Changing Organization Hacks: Ideas for an Organized Home

Life can get pretty chaotic when you're juggling multiple responsibilities. Taking care of the kids, managing household chores, and trying to find time for yourself can be a real challenge. That's why I think it’s important to stay organized, especially if you have a busy schedule. You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches with an organizational routine!

To help you with this, I’ll be sharing my personal organization tips today in my blog. So take a deep breath and let's talk about ways you can start organizing your house!

My Top Organizational Tips and Tricks:

1. Get Rid of Clutter

My first organization hack is to declutter your space. Getting rid of your personal belongings can be hard at first. I had a hard time getting rid of my things when I first started organizing my house. You’ll thank me once you start to see your house transformed into a neater space. Begin by going through one room at a time. Ask yourself which items are actually necessary and which items can be removed.

I suggest getting rid of old toys, clothes that no longer fit, and other items that are gathering dust. You'll be amazed at how much space you can reclaim by letting go of stuff you don’t really need. Plus, decluttering helps create a calm and peaceful home environment!

2. Use Baskets

Baskets are one of my secret weapons when it comes to home organization. These items are versatile, super stylish, and can be used in any room of your house. I suggest investing in a variety of sizes and colors. You can use your baskets to store toys, blankets, magazines, or even as a catch-all for random items you don’t know what to do with. Place them strategically in different areas of your home. This way you'll have an easy way to get rid of messes and clean up any clutter!

3. Use Labels

Labeling is a must for any home, especially when you're trying to maintain an organized home with kids. A label maker is worth the money for sure, but you can even use colorful sticky notes to label your storage bins, drawers, and shelves. This might seem inconvenient at first. However, labeling not only helps you find things quickly but also makes it way easier for your family members to put things back where they are supposed to go. It's a simple yet effective way to keep your house in order each day!

4. Create Space For Yourself

If you want to stay consistent with your organizational goals and ensure that your home stays clean, this next tip will really help you. It’s perfectly fine to keep track of cleaning and other important things in a planner or through your phone.

Still, you should create space in your home for yourself and use this area to mark important dates, organize your schedule, and make to-do lists. This will make your life so much easier in the long run!

You don’t need a huge space to do this either. Just dedicate a wall or a small section of your kitchen for this purpose. Use a whiteboard or a corkboard to display calendars, chore charts, and other important reminders you need. You can also hang hooks for keys, and place baskets for mail and other documents in this area. Having a designated space for all your family's information will make a huge difference!

5. Use Vertical Storage

When it comes to organizing a small space, think about using the vertical space in your house. Specifically, I suggest maximizing wall space by installing floating shelves, wall-mounted hooks, or pegboards. These clever storage solutions help you keep your most used items within reach. At the same time, you can finally free up valuable counter and floor space. From kitchen utensils to jewelry, vertical storage keeps everything neatly organized and easily accessible.

6. Get Drawer Dividers

Finally, tame the chaos in your drawers with the help of some drawer dividers. Whether it's your kitchen drawers, bathroom vanity, or your kids' dressers, drawer dividers are a godsend. They create separate compartments for different items, making it easy to find what you need right away.

These dividers also keep everything in its place. This way your draws don’t become a complete mess. You can say goodbye to the never-ending search for matching socks or tangled jewelry as drawer dividers are one of the best organizational tools for homes!

Final Thoughts on Home Organization Ideas

Remember, home organization is not about perfection. Instead, think of it as a way to create an ordered and peaceful environment that works for you and your family. Try incorporating these hacks into your routine as best as you can, but feel free to adapt them to your unique needs and preferences.

By using my tips to declutter and organize, you'll be well on your way to a stress-free home! The key to keeping things in their place is consistency, though. Make sure to involve the entire family to maintain order in your home. Keep up with regular cleaning and organizing each week. When everyone knows where things belong, tidying up becomes a breeze. So, put on your favorite music, gather your family, and get started on your organizing goals today! Also, if any of my tips worked for you or you have other organizational advice please comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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