Benefits of Home Organization
If you’ve ever heard of or watched Netflix’s hit show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” then you may know a thing or two about successful organization. The show features Kondo – author of four best-selling novels – as she consults, organizes and declutters her way through each episode, transforming her client’s spaces, lives, and responses to clutter. While the spring season has always been synonymous with cleaning or reorganizing, there seems to be a change not only in how people organize, but also in how people think and view material possessions. Studies show that living with clutter can lead to stress and decreased energy levels as well as negatively affect sleep, weight and your general health. These insights provide all the more reason to roll up your sleeves and revitalize your space. Here’s how:
Prepare for decluttering your space by gathering the right supplies for the job. These include items like storage bins, garbage bags, or hangers. When you begin, focus smaller areas of the home, like closets, first. If you try tackle everything at once or overhaul a large space, you may be more likely to feel overwhelmed. When looking in your closet, there’s a good chance it’s filled with items that haven’t been worn or used in quite some time. We’ve all been there! In determining what pieces to donate, try turning all of your hangers backwards in your closet. As you wear or use each item, hang it back in your closet normally. The things that are still hanging backwards after a period of time will help you see what you are not using or taking advantage of. Once you’ve organized a bit more, consider adding in custom drawers or shelving units to keep it that way!
Create To-Do Lists
The tried and true to-do list – a great idea to keep you on task when cleaning and/or organizing. After you’ve moved on from smaller areas of the home, decide where to tackle next and write it down to keep yourself on track. People who write lists are more likely to complete their project than people who don’t. Writing down what needs to be completed for each room helps to lay everything out in an organized fashion and provides checkpoints or milestones when you are able to cross things off. Instead of looking at the whole job, break it down into the sum of its parts.
- Donate or toss
- Create Zones
- Let usage dictate storage
- Place items within reach
- Organize shoes
- Utilize wall space
- Clean baseboards
Take a Photo
When at home, you often become accustomed to the space and what is in it. This can make it difficult to see the clutter that forms over time. Consider taking a “before” photo of each room or space you are planning on organizing, and try viewing it with an open mind. Think of all of the possibilities the space could hold with a bit of revamping. A clearer perspective will determine which areas to organize first. This will also help you gauge what items are used on a regular basis as well as if they bring you happiness. When you finish, take an “after” photo to relish in your accomplishments!
To take control of your space or upgrade your home’s organizational level, get in touch with the experts at Top Drawer. Our storage systems, design concepts, and installation processes are all unique to your wants and specifications. All of Top Drawer Custom Closets’ organizers are guaranteed to give you a lifetime of use, and we’ll take care of the design and installation for you! To see what’s possible for your home, visit us online or call us today (386) 761-8775 for a FREE in-home consultation.
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