We all want that “perfect” house that is organized, every day. Right? I know I do. I like my house to look “Pinterest ready” every day and I do not like to have anything out of place, it brings me down. I like everything to be fresh, organized, and beautiful. This is a serious task for every day for most of us! I work all day, and I don’t feel like doing it after work, right? Well, that’s where my nightly planner comes in and I must say, that’s the only way I keep a tidy home. Once in the morning before I start work and once in the evening before bed, I clean up everything. This morning I was able to get my kitchen done, some laundry, and the bathroom in the hallway. I’ve compiled 10 of the best organizing tips for you all to go through! Tonight I’ll redo my kitchen after dinner, fold up the basket I have, and vacuum my living room!
- Create a Command Station
I have a command station right on my kitchen wall and it works. It makes you aware of what you’re doing that day and things like that. The kitchen command center should be where all of your paperwork arrives – bills and other mail, school papers, medical papers, etc. Think of what type of papers you tend to collect and receive, and create a file folder for them.
2. Add a Towel Rack to the Linen Closet
They’re not just for bathrooms. An over-the-door hanger creates out-of-sight storage space for extra tablecloths, throws, or towels.
Folding towels (or even t-shirts!) upright allows you to see everything you own in a single glance. Color code from light to dark for added organization.
Plastic shower pockets hold everything a mom could possibly need on a road trip (or, heck, a supermarket run) with kids or even yourself. As a person that LOVES hiking in remote places, this would is amazing. You can take a bunch of things and always have those things in place for when you want to go.
Affix small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors to create a home for hot tools, brushes, and hair ties. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins, nail clippers, and tweezers from getting lost.
Storing undies in cute compartments helps you instantly see every pair you own.
Get wet sponges and scrubbers off your countertop by placing them in desk organizers hung on the side of nearby cabinets (an ever-underutilized space).
8. Block Clutter With Something Pretty
Since it’s often too easy to just throw things anywhere, flip the script and make it harder to cause a pile-up. “Place a plant, a figurine, or a framed photo on your side tables, or add a table runner or centerpiece to a dining room table,” says professional organizer Maeve Richmond.
Glue magnets to your favorite palettes and stick them up on a magnetic board, like Margaret did at Janicki Photography. This way, your countertop remains clear, but your makeup is still within easy reach. I really like this idea!
A traditional ironing board eats up a valuable room with its X-like frame (and who actually folds it up after every use?). This clever IKEA hack turns the top of a long table into an ironing space and offers spots for baskets underneath.
Do you have some useful tips? Share them with me!