7 Clever Organization Tips To Make Life Easier

7 Clever Organization Tips To Make Life Easier

Keep your home organized and make life a little easier with these clever organization tips. 

1. Stay ahead of the mess. Don’t let a week’s worth of dirty laundry accumulate. Keep the energy moving forward, whether it’s the washing machine washing, or the dryer drying. If you do a little it all the time, you won’t end up confronting a mountain of unwashed towels, T-shirts, and pants. Keep dirty clothes inside a container with a well-fitting lid.  This allows you to “hide” the mess. Bud don’t ignore the fact that it’s there! 

2. Fold your napkins and towels, underwear, jeans, and T-shirts as soon as the dryer goes off. Take them out of the dryer when they are still warm to the touch. They’ll be almost wrinkle-free and will fold more easily- this is a time-saving tip that makes a difference.  

3. Create a space for everything. Invest in plastic containers, which are available at any department or container store and can be neatly stacked and arranged by contents and category. I compartmentalize everything. This way I don’t waste time searching for a pair of double-A batteries or a few extra hangers. I also make sure my containers are clearly marked, with their labels facing out. Use a label maker for consistency. Place the following in labeled containers:

  • Sponges
  • Shoe-cleaning supplies
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Sewing kit and supplies
  • Silver cleaners
  • Laundry soaps, fabric softeners, bleaches
  • Extra shampoo, conditioners, and body soaps
  • Extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss
  • Coupons 
  • Candles and lighters
  • Whatever else you have multiples of

4. If the garage or basement serves as your storage area, paint everything a neutral color. Line the back wall with a shelving system for storage.  

5. If the utility room doubles as a storage area for linens, use a matching shelving system for sheets, blankets, towels and hand towels. Your linens will look very appealing when arranged like this.

6. In my linen storage area, I break downt eh bedding supplies further. My summer sheets go together in one container, my winter sheets in another. I keep mothballs in one drawer, cedar wood chips in another, and ready-to-sprinkle naphthalene pellets in a third.

7. Edit by asking yourself if you will ever really wear that old sweater again, or use that X Box. If not, pass it on. Instead of storing it, get rid of it. 

-Colin Cowie

 
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