Did anyone else ever have a teacher tell them, if you’re really stressed out and can’t get anything done, go clean your room? Maybe this was a trick, but it is something I have prescribed to since 5th grade.
Personally, I need a clean, organized work space to get things done. I know when my house is a mess, I feel like a mess. I truly believe organized home = organized life. Here are a few organizing hacks to help get your whole house in order:
Bins, Bins, and more bins!
I use bins e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.; Under the sink, in the pantry, the linen closet, closets, cabinets, etc. Depending on the bin and where it’s going, this can be a nice way to create “organized chaos,” or just hide regular chaos. You can throw things in and not worry about how organized they look. They also help so that you can pull the bin out to find something, without having to grab 10 things at once. I usually try to put like-items in the same bins; i.e. in my linen closet, i put all the pillow cases in one bin, or in the pantry, I group salty snacks together. This was it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Try to put items you use frequently in the middle of shelves and shelves at eye or chest level so you don’t have to move a lot around to get what you need. In the pantry, I try to put the healthier snacks front and center. If you really want the good stuff, you’ll dig for it 🙂
- Pantry bins– I like these because the front is lower so you can grab things from there without having to pull the bins out. Plus they are stackable
- Mesh bins
- Fridge bins
- Clear bins and more clear bins
- Linen closet bins
I purchased the majority of the above a number on amazon, but I often find good deals at TJMax/Home Goods or Bed, Bath & Beyond (Don’t forget your coups!).
I found these here, but again, TJMax/ Bed Bath and Beyond often have great buys for these items. These make every day life easier, but when we moved (see Listing your House in 3 Weeks or Less), I packed everything into boxes already in their organizers so it made it much easier to unpack.
Nothing makes a drawer messier than tangled cords, but these make it so easy to keep all your chargers neat. They can be found here. They come in multiple colors and are easy to take on and off or leave them on while in use.
Organize your Life
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort to reorganize a closet or pantry. I already recommend this if you end up moving in the future. Having everything in bins can be really helpful for packing purposes. You can often pack everything as it is so that when you go to unpack it’s ready to go on a shelf. SO go and get yourself a few organizing bins and drawer organizers and you’ll have yourself an orderly space in no time! You don’t have to do your whole house at once. I recommend starting with a space that has a lot of stuff, a disorderly space you use often or an area that a lot of people see so your organizing efforts can be noticed! And let that organized life begin!