7 Organization Ideas to Help You Declutter Your Home
Your clutter is causing you stress — and it's not just you.
In most people, a messy home will trigger a stress response for multiple reasons. For one thing, clutter creates an abundance of visual stimuli, overloading our brains. It also makes you feel like you have work to do — and that's the last thing you want to think while you're relaxing.
So, you want to know how to declutter a room to restore that serene feeling to your home. Fortunately, we have plenty of organization ideas to help you. Here are seven of our best tips:
Try a Drawer Organizer
Let's start small. You probably have a drawer in your kitchen or bedroom that's full of stuff. You don't know what's in there, but you know it's a mess, so you never bother to organize it.
Purchase a compartmentalized organizer to slip into these drawers. That way, you can make much better use of your storage by giving everything a place — and ditching the items you don't need.
Get Rid of Multiples
This tip applies to your drawers, cabinets and any other storage area in your home. You don't need mass amounts of the same item to keep your home afloat. So, count what you have and chuck — or donate — the multiples you don't need.
With less, you can organize with ease. So, be critical and get rid of the items you no longer use.
Store Plasticware Wisely
Another common cause of clutter is plasticware. We're talking reusable containers with lids — it's so hard to stack and store them all.
One solution is to purchase a CD rack. Slip the lids into each compartment, then stack the plastic containers next to it. With that, you won't have any more containers flying out when you open the cabinet door!
Choose a Capsule Wardrobe
You probably have all of your clothes for every season in your closet. You can declutter it all by creating a seasonal capsule wardrobe and storing everything else.
So, hang up and display your clothes you can wear right now. Put everything else in bins you store on your closet floor, on an upper shelf, under the bed or in the attic.
Learning to fold efficiently can free up so much space to help you declutter fast.
Once you've whittled down your wardrobe as advised, fold everything tightly before you put it back. Maintain your smart folding after every load of laundry, too. That way, you can keep your drawers organized from here on out.
Between upper and lower cabinets, in the garage, in closets... you have plenty of usable space if you look up to find it.
Use all this extra square footage to your advantage. For instance, store bikes on the walls of your garage, or install hooks for pots and pans in the kitchen.
Dispose of Clutter You Can't Donate
Some of your clutter could be useful to others, so you donate it. You should responsibly discard the rest. You may not be able to leave it at the curb for trash pick-up, either.
In that case, call in a rubbish removal company who can cart away your items at a fair price. Click to read more.
Organization Ideas — What's Yours?
These seven tips are only the beginning of the countless organization ideas out there for you. Which will be the most useful in your home? Try them out and see for yourself.
And be sure to check back with us for all of the house how-tos you need to make your abode better than ever.