Many homeowners can relate to the constant battle of trying to keep their home organized and free of clutter. Organizational skills don’t always come naturally, which can add to the sense of frustration. Although it might take some trial and error, most homeowners do eventually come up with a way to organize their home that works for them. Here is a list of just 10 to consider:
1. Create a slide-out rack for pans:
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Having to dig through a cupboard full of pans of various sizes is an annoyance that slows down meal preparation. One way around this is to create a sliding rack with hooks to store the pans with the largest going in the back and the smallest in front. Storing the lid for each pan directly in front of it is even more convenient.
2. Waste less food:
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Food isn’t cheap, which is why having to throw it away due to spoiling is extremely frustrating. A visual reminder in the form of a drawer with a sign indicating to eat this food first can really help.
3. Put a pegboard in the garage:
Having tools lying all over the garage is common but organizing them is as simple as buying an inexpensive pegboard from a home improvement store. Homeowners can arrange the tools by size, brand, or whatever makes the most sense to them.
4. Consider hiring a professional home organizer:
Even though homeowners have the best intentions about getting organized, many don’t know where to start. A professional can help to create lists, tackle one room at a time, and decide if it’s necessary to buy storage containers.
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5. Use a magazine rack to organize plastic wrap and foil:
Multiple boxes of wrap and foil in the kitchen can take up a lot of space. Placing the boxes vertically in an empty magazine rack keeps them organized and easy to find.
6. Place hooks inside of cabinets to hold measuring cups and spoons:
This trick helps to save space as well as time when trying to find just the right measuring device.
7. Buy a shower curtain with built-in pockets:
Turning on the shower and then realizing all the supplies aren’t there can awkward and uncomfortable. A pocket for soap, razors, shampoo, conditioner, and other showering supplies prevents this.
8. Consider pull-out hampers for the laundry room:
A laundry hamper that’s tucked out of the way makes the room appear neater and frees up space for other things.
9. Use an ottoman to organize shoes and other personal belongings:
A bedroom or the space near the front door can quickly become overrun with shoes, jackets, and other items. Investing in an ottoman and storing those things inside of it saves space as well as reduces the appearance of clutter.
10. Use a drawstring bag to contain tiny toys:
Many parents have a love-hate relationship with Legos and other small toys that encourage creativity but can also get all over the house. Gathering up these types of toys at the end of the day in a drawstring bag can save space as well as a foot injury
These are just 10 helpful tips to keep the home organized. Checking with friends and family for more tips can help those who still find organization a struggle.