Simple Storage and Organization Tips to Get You Started

Even if your house is the home that you love to live in every day, eventually the time may come when you are ready for a change, or a little re-design. Maybe your lifestyle has changed over the years. Or, maybe you just need more space, or your life would be a little easier and more comfortable with better-organized living spaces. The following tips and tricks may be all that you need to re-vamp your home to become the perfect place for you to spend your time again.

High Traffic Areas

The rooms and areas that see the most activity are the spaces where you should focus on first. If high traffic areas have become worn down or cluttered, see if simple organizational fixtures can spruce up those areas. For front or back door entryways, try adding hooks, shelves, or racks for coats, footwear, sports equipment, or outdoor wear. Adding a closet, bench, boot tray, umbrella rack, full-length mirror, built-in cubbies or bins, or drawers, can also add functionality and style.

Another important area where you spend time every day is your bedroom. Having a clean and organized resting area can only enhance your sleeping experience. Making sure that your drawer and closet space is well organized will help keep the clutter to a minimum and create a more peaceful and relaxing resting area.

An equally busy and easily cluttered area is the garage. For the garage, the goal isn’t so much to create an aesthetically pleasing space, as it is to create a practical, functional open area so that you can actually use it to park your car and not just let it become another storage space. Adding cabinets, shelves and bins can be the simplest way to keep seasonal equipment organized and easy to find when needed.

Be Patient

When beginning a redesigning project, the best approach is to try not to do everything all at once. Getting organized takes time. It doesn’t all need to be done in one weekend. Start by making a plan. Determine if you need four weekends, or four hours a day for a few weeks. A little at a time adds up quickly. Set realistic goals and focus on progress, not perfection. With a little at time, eventually the project will get done.

Shop Around

Once you decide what you need, you may need to shop around until you find the design and price that you are looking for. Patience is important for this part of the process, too. It will be worth the effort, if you don’t rush through it. For any organizing system, you need to pick what fits your lifestyle and style preferences. Most organizing fixtures can be customized to your specific space and needs, so don’t settle for something that isn’t right for you. And, if you are unsure what is best for you, then seek out a professional organizer who can advise you on what options exist and what is best for you.

Enjoy organizing your space!

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