5 Tips For Organizing and Decluttering Your Home

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 19, 2022

After a while, the phrase “everything has a place” goes out the window and your home is just one big catch all when it comes to toys, clothes, furniture, and more! Is one of your New Year resolutions for 2022 to organize and declutter your home? If so, here are some quick tips for getting your home reorganized and clutter free!

  1. Moving Into A New Home?

When moving into a new home, it’s the perfect time to grab a trash bag, some cleaning supplies, and start organizing your new space! Once you’ve decided on all of your design choices for your New Home, it’s time to get serious about getting organized. Start by purging what you won’t need in your New Home. Box up all of the out-of-season clothes, holiday d├ęcor, and any other items that you won’t be needing.

  1. Declutter by Category, Not Location

When decluttering your home, it’s tempting to sort through everything in one section of the house at a time, for example bathrooms first and then move onto the living room next. But this can make it harder to see what you have on hand since you’re not taking all items from one room at once. Instead, declutter by category – sorting all kitchen items in one pile, bedroom items in another, and so on. For example, start with throwing away old food in the kitchen and organizing your dry goods into bins or clear containers. Then move onto organizing all of your bathroom products into baskets or jars to set out on open shelving. Clear out all of your clothes and begin to organize your dresser drawers into separate piles for tops, bottoms, socks, etc. Then move onto organizing the living room items into similar piles – bookshelves first, then media storage (tv stand), etc.

  1. Start From The Top Down

The best way to organize a room is to start from the top and work your way down. So if you’re going to declutter by organizing the toys in the living room, start with moving all of the books off of the bookcases and finding homes for them. Then move onto other items such as board games or DVDs. Organize these items by laying out all of the board games on the floor. Then sort through each game and discard any that don’t belong, find homes for the ones you want to keep, and organize them neatly on the shelf with their box standing up vertically to save space. Once this is done, move onto smaller items like stuffed animals which can be organized into clear bins or baskets.

  1. Use the “One In, One Out” Rule

Many of us have been guilty of buying items from a store and bringing them home before realizing we already had something similar at home – so it gets shoved into a closet or drawer to be forgotten about! Stop this bad habit by implementing the “one in, one out” rule. For every new item you bring home, get rid of an old one.

  1. Make Use Of Vertical Space

When trying to declutter your closet, make the most of every inch by utilizing all available vertical space in your wardrobe area! Hang up all items that can be hung – clothes, scarves, belts, etc. Then utilize the floor area by organizing your off-season shoes and boots in boxes so you can easily see what’s inside. Organization bins with drawers are a lifesaver for storing everything from scarves or socks to underwear and extra pantry or household items.

We hope these quick tips can help you get your home organized and clutter free quickly! If you are looking for a home builder in Huntsville, Madison or Athens, contact Legacy Homes today!


Kelly Ruh

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