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9 Easy Home Organization Hacks

Quick Tips for Home Organization

If you’re constantly misplacing your favorite pair of shoes or spending too much time getting the kids ready in the morning, help is on the way! Home organization should be about managing the things you own instead of letting your possessions dictate how you live.

This list of nine quick organization tips for your home can make your life simpler by putting you in control and restoring your peace of mind.

1. Contain Media Room Clutter
2. Make Shoes Easy To Grab
3. Organize Kids’ Weekly Outfits In Cubbies
4. Keep Home Design Details Organized In Your Home Office
5. Use Your ABCs To Organize The Kitchen
6. Pull Drawers Together Using Dividers And Inserts
7. Reduce The Paper Clutter
8. Designate Spots In The Mudroom Or Entryway
9. Conceal Laundry Room Items

Organized media center with floating shelves

1. Contain Media Room Clutter

From gaming systems to controllers, DVDs to USB cables, your media room can become disorganized quickly. Since the media room may also be one of the most-used rooms in your home, you need an easy way to stop clutter in its tracks. If you have a custom built-in media center, getting organized can begin with adding a few baskets for storing specific items. Store gaming accessories for the kids’ favorite system – headsets, controllers, charging cables, and games can be placed in baskets for quick access.

2. Make Shoes Easy to Grab

Give each pair of your shoes a home with expertly designed shoe organization. Angled shelves make everything easy to see. Shoe fences are also available in a variety of finishes to match your closet design and decor. Cubbies are an ideal place to store sandals and flats, keeping each pair of shoes neatly organized in individual compartments. If boots are your thing, check out the Boot Butler that lets you hang several pairs so that they’re visible in your closet.

Walk-in closet with shoes in cubbies around large window

3. Organize Kids’ Weekday Outfits in Cubbies

You know getting the kids out the door in the morning can be hectic! Digging through drawers and closets to find the right outfit and accessories when you’re already short on time can be a needlessly time-consuming task! If you organize a week’s worth of complete outfits in advance, mornings become a whole lot easier. A stack of cubbies inside the closet allots separate clothing and accessory space for every day of the week.

4. Keep Home Design Details Organized in Your Home Office

Have you ever painted a room and then forgotten the name and formula of the paint? Or found the perfect piece of furniture or accessory you aren’t sure matches your carpet or flooring? That won’t happen if you keep paint chips in a home design file in your home office. It’s the perfect way to keep track of materials and supplies that you’ve already used, as well as pictures and samples of others that inspire you.

5. Use Your ABCs to Organize the Kitchen

Leave it to the home organization experts at HGTV to come up with a way to make your kitchen more functional. Their ABC method makes a lot of sense because it categorizes your small appliances, cookware and everything else according to how it’s used.

Everyday use items: Store in the easiest-to-reach spaces, such as the countertop, easy-access cupboards, fronts of cabinets, top drawers and shelves that don’t require a lot of reaching or bending.

Often-used items: Store within easy reach, but don’t take up everyday use spots. Good locations for the B group include lower or higher shelves, middle drawers, and the back of cupboards.

Seldom-used items: If you only use your slow cooker or stand mixer around the holidays, there’s no reason to keep them handy. Store things that you rarely use at the highest, lowest and farthest reaches of your kitchen.

Organized custom built pantry with Lazy Susan

6. Pull Drawers Together Using Dividers and Inserts

Your sock drawer and kitchen junk drawer can get out of hand fast. The same can be said about any space where you store a lot of smaller items together. Insert drawer dividers, and you’ll have compartments to store small garment items together. Velvet or lucite drawer divider inserts organize specialized accessory items such as earrings, bracelets, broaches, watches and sunglasses. They can also help keep necklaces tangle free.

Custom closet drawer with dividers for socks and underwear

7. Reduce The Paper Clutter

There is always that pile of mail, bills, coupons and other items that take up space on your kitchen counter or entryway table. Sort through a small stack per day and keep only the critical items. The rest can be recycled or shredded. Any items you’re unsure about keeping can also be scanned and digitized. If you really want to be proactive, sign up for paperless billing. Many companies offer discounts or bonus points simply for enrolling.

8. Designate Spots in the Mudroom or Entryway

Does everyone drop backpacks, jackets and shoes as soon as they walk in the door? A mudroom or foyer organizer can handle that with hooks, cubbies and even coat cupboards. Give each person in the family their own spot for belongings, and conceal it when needed with either flip up or swinging doors. You can even add a bench to put on shoes with additional storage underneath to keep items off of the floor and out of the way. Now tidying up at the end of the week doesn’t have to fall on one person’s shoulders.

Mudroom with sports equipment, jackets, coats, and bags neatly hung on hooks

9. Conceal Laundry Room Items

The laundry room is a place where clothes tend to gather on the floor and cleaning supplies and other items are left visible. Custom pull-outs will keep items such as brooms, dustpans and mops neatly stored and out of view. Deep roll out drawers provide ample storage space for items such as laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Roll out drying rack drawers are a convenient space for delicates to dry without taking up valuable floor or counter space. And a pull-out, swivel ironing board is a great space-saving option which eliminates the need to move or store an additional bulky item.

Getting organized is a process that most people don’t nail overnight. Start in one part of your home and work your way through. If bedroom closets make your blood pressure rise, that’s a good place to begin. Or if the kids’ rooms need help, set your sights on getting them streamlined.

Download our ebook: Optimizing Your Home Organization to learn more about the art of getting organized. When you’re ready, our professional Designers can work with you to create home storage solutions that are affordable and really work.

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