Ready to tidy? Check out these simple organizing tips & tricks!
Focus on Joy:
- Remove clothes from plastic! Mold and moths can be trapped inside plastic covering your clothes. I recommend reusable & washable cloth garment bags.
- Create a beautiful closet with matching hangers: it’s a simple yet effective visual appeal when you open your closet daily
Simple Kitchen Organizing
- Try to store everything out of sight, inside cabinets and drawers
- Install a wall basket on the inside cabinet under the sink to store soap & sponges
- Store less frequently used appliances in low, easy to reach cabinets
- Toss less joyful items like disposable silverware and chopsticks
- Store food in air tight containers to preserve quality and for a lovely visual
- Store loose dry items in bins
- Snack bin: popcorn, chips, nuts, crackers
- Canned: soup, beans, chicken broth
- Sauces: ketchup, soy sauce, hot sauce
- Health foods: protein powder, supplements
- Back stock: backup cereal, energy bars, coffee
- Keep joyful tools and organizers: high level of function, easy to wash/clean, and aesthetically pleasing
- Dedicate a “to-do” area.
- Place a “pending” box for all incoming mail you want to open
- Hang a calendar for all chores, appointments, reminders
- Designate a work area for projects you’re working on
- Create a drop-zone: this is usually near the front door where you can leave a pair shoes, jacket, mask, and wallet. It’s important to only leave one or time items of each category to avoid visual clutter.
- Areas for daily rituals need to be easy to access: drop-zone, coffee & tea station, pet zone, workout zone, and more!
- BINS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND! Kitchen, Bathroom, Closet, Garage – no matter what space you are trying to organize try to CONTAIN all Like-items together!
- Labels, labels, labels! Label’s help everyone in the home know where items belong and where to put them back.
- Utilize all storage areas efficiently
- Store large items first, place smaller items around
- Install shelves on empty wall spaces
- Store items of the same category together and label the shelf and/or box
What simple organizing tips & tricks do you want?
For more tips see Marie Kondo’s Website