As we continue to prepare for our new home, I am looking for tips on how to organize your home for success. I know that moving into a new home will bring with it the benefit of some more immediate organization, but how to maintain that is the goal. Since I have so many friends that are organizing guru's, I thought I would share some great tips with you.
How To Organize Your Home for Success
Read success stories to learn from others: I always learn best from others sharing their own tools and tips. One of my friends in the blogging world, Dana from, A Slob Comes Clean, actually has a great book out right now about organizing. You can read her book, How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind and learn a ton about how she manages to organize everything in her life. I love her brutal honesty. I can really relate to her daily life and the fact that it just doesn't come as naturally to her as it does to some other "experts" in the field. This is a must read in my opinion!
Invest in quality storage units: It's hard to keep things orderly or to know how to organize your home when you don't have the right tools for the job. I am a huge fan of investing in the right type of storage and organization. It truly makes all the difference in the world. While it may not always keep you on the right track, it will at least keep the appearance of things being neater. That counts for a lot in my book.
I am a fan of bookshelves being used for a lot of things right alongside nice floating shelves. Next, I love fun traditional baskets or cloth baskets used in or on that shelving. Inside cabinetry,you may want to add wire baskets, hangers, and hooks, or even a lazy susan. There are tons of options, all you have to do is determine what overall theme you prefer.
Stop the clutter before it begins: This one is hard for me to manage. Stopping the clutter before it begins is all about not bringing more into your home. This means living a minimalist lifestyle by not buying when you don't need something. It is also a matter of throwing items away as needed, and setting rules in your home about putting things away when you are done using them so there is not clutter lying around needlessly.
Keep everyone on track: This goes back to stopping clutter before it begins. Everyone must understand that to know how to organize your home begins with keeping everyone in your home involved. Everyone should play a part in daily chores and regular organization. This means things like simple cleaning and laundry should be shared by all, as well as the individual office or bedroom tidying should be managed by individuals as needed.
As you too want to know how to organize your home for success, these tips are ideal to begin. Work to begin organizing your life with your home at the center to create an environment of structure that flows into daily life.