We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, and a lot of our rooms are pulling double duty as an office and/or a classroom. With so much happening from home, now is an ideal time to get things organized and tidy in a way that’s sustainable. Life will never stay completely organized 100% of the time, but the easier you make it to organize your room, the more you’ll do it.
So, with that in mind, here are 4 really simple ways to organize more efficiently at home!
#1: Get Drawer Organizers for the “Junk” Drawer
Everyone has a miscellaneous drawer for odds-and-ends. Some ambitiously cluttered people might have multiple! An easy way to immediately make a junk drawer more usable and function is to buy drawer organizers. These organizers slip into your drawer and allow you to find what you’re looking for faster and easier. Less digging, more doing.
#2: Use Old Bowls & Cups
If you’ve replaced your bowls or cups recently and your dinnerware cupboard is running out of room, use your oldest or least favorite bowls as desk organizers. Put your cotton swabs in an old cup, keep your paperclips in a snack bowl, etc. This makes room in your cupboards while minimizing the amount of free-floating Stuff™ sitting around.
#3: Hang Multiple Pieces on One Clothes Hanger
You can turn each of your wire clothes hangers into a clothing organizer using nothing but discarded soda cans. Here’s how:
- Break off the tab at the top of the soda can
- Slide one end of the tab onto the metal hook of a wire hanger
- Hang a second hanger hook into the other end of the soda tab
- Hang the first hanger back on the rack
Using this trick opens up room on your rack, and it lets you hang entire outfitstogether instead of just individual pieces of clothing.
#4: Install File Holders on the Wall
One of the most common forms of clutter in your home is probably a combination of 1) mail, and 2) documents you still need to do something about but you’re not sure where to put it. Buy yourself a wall-mounted document holder. That helps keep your paper files in a convenient place (read: where it won’t get buried), but it also clears up your desk/table space.
Just those four tips are enough to make your organization much, much easier! If you need help organizing for a move, call AQMS for a free, in-home estimate: (661) 622-2636.