How to Organize for a Healthier, Happier Space
|One of the biggest concerns for most families is keeping their homes organized. This is usually easier said than done, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a perfectly polished place. Today’s tips can help you declutter so you can stress less and enjoy a healthier and happier home.
Call a professional.
First things first, if you’re already overwhelmed, call in a professional. Aristotle Organizing Inc. can help with projects large and small, and you’ll have access to an organization expert that can help your home reach its max potential.
Get rid of all the paper.
While you may not be able to get rid of every piece of paper in your home, there’s no reason to hold onto receipts, instruction manuals, and other nonessential documents. Instead, start digitizing your paper records and saving them on the cloud as PDF files. You can try this for an online PDF merging and creation tool that helps you organize your files into one large document or into several with unique names that make it easier to locate what you’re looking for.
Build a storage ottoman.
Even if you’re not particularly handy, you can build a storage ottoman in a single afternoon. Storage ottomans pull double duty as a place to store your blankets, stuffed animals, and more, and will also help you update your style. Home Depot’s tutorial shows you exactly how to get it done.
Purge the kitchen.
How many spatulas, turners, and potato peelers do you have cluttering up the drawers in your kitchen? If you can’t answer that question, then it’s time to start a kitchen purge. You don’t have to have 25 different sizes of pan, 12 slotted spoons, or 56 steak knives. Keep the essentials, and look for small appliances, such as an air fryer or instant pot, that pull double duty.
Have a weekly tidy up day.
Get together with every member of your family and plan for one day each week to tidy up the home. Children as young as toddler age can even pitch in for a few minutes picking up toys, putting their dirty clothes in the hamper, and watering the flowers.
Organize the pantry.
We are all guilty of buying food items only to find that we already have seven open containers of each. While your children are probably the culprits here, when you have an organized pantry, they’ll better be able to see what’s available, what’s already open, and what snacks you need. To get your pantry organized, group similar items together and invest in storage bins.
Add some extra space.
We’ve saved the biggest and most challenging way to organize for last. Consider adding a home office or other space to your house. Sometimes, the problem isn’t our ability to organize but a lack of space. Having a home office helps you take work out of your home life, and you can even renovate a garage to accommodate your professional needs.
Ultimately, keeping your home organized can lead to a healthier home life and a happier family. From digitizing paper documents to building your own storage furniture and keeping the pantry organized, today’s tips can help you arrange your home just the way you want it and keep it that way. But, remember, you can always call a pro if you need help.
One of the biggest concerns for most families is keeping their homes organized. This is usually easier said than done, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a perfectly polished place. Today’s tips can help you declutter so you can stress less and enjoy a healthier and happier home.
Written by Sharon Wagner
Hi, my name is Brennan Reid. I am the founder of Aristotle Organizing Inc and the primary writer of this blog.
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