7 Easy Ways to Perfectly Arrange Your Home: How To Guide

Some days you may feel like your home is a mess and you can never seem to get ahead when it comes to the endless clutter. Luckily, you don’t need to tackle your entire home right away to get organized. With just a few simple changes, you can tame the clutter and get your home organized and feeling more refreshed and renewed in no time. Here are a few simple tips and tricks for arranging your home and tidying your space so you can enjoy the sense of peace a clean and organized home brings.

1. Get Organized in the Kitchen

Cluttered counter-tops can be a nightmare. Try to simplify your counters as much as possible by only keeping statement pieces like a coffee maker, blender or plants on display. You’ll be shocked at how refreshed you feel when your kitchen counters are bare and everything has a designated place.

In the Pantry

Stock your pantry like your favorite grocery store does. Place boxes in rows by height, stack cans where you can easily read the labels and store dry goods such as cereal, pasta and rice into clear containers. Try meal planning to use up any of the random food that’s about to expire or that you haven’t used in a while.

Fridge & Freezer

The key to a perfectly organized refrigerator and freezer is to utilize containers. Place all of your fruit, veggies, eggs and condiments into containers and stack your drinks in rows.

Kitchen Cabinets

Use dividers in every drawer for quick and easy access to your silverware and utensils. Under the sink, add stackable storage bins for cleaning supplies, soaps and misc. bottles and sprays. For cabinets, organize your plates, cups and other dishes as if they were on open shelving. Tip: Sort your tupperware so that each one has a lid and donate or recycle the rest.

2. Ditch the Junk Drawers

Take advantage of a small bare wall in your kitchen and create an organization station. Hang a white board or chalkboard for listing groceries or family events on. Get a hanging pocket organizer for storing mail and important notes and letters inside. Add a floating shelf for cookbooks and a holder for pencils and pens. This is the perfect solution for ditching your junk drawers.

3. Construct Closet Storage Solutions

Are your closets overflowing with shoes, purses, clothing and well-loved linens? Try built-in storage shelving in your closets to maximize space. Pro Tip: Start your closet organization process by removing every single thing from your closet. Give it a good deep cleaning and then start sorting, organizing and replenishing.

Linen Closet

Set aside all of your well-loved, ratty linens. Don’t throw them away, since you can use the small cloths for cleaning and the larger towels for outdoor clean-up. Fold and stack your towels and washcloths neatly and then utilize baskets for proper storage for things such as pillowcases, sheets, toilet paper and toiletries. Use the bottom of your linen closet to fold and lay larger items like blankets and extra pillows.

Bedroom Closet

If you’re really wanting to have a minimalist closet, look into a capsule wardrobe. If you are pressed for time, for now simply remove everything from your closet and sort your clothing into a donate and keep pile. Hang up your clothing by category (ex. shirts, dresses, pants). Hang your purses on hooks and store your shoes at the bottom of your closet to save space.

4. Create a Bedroom Oasis

Your bedroom should be the ultimate room for relaxation. When it comes to arranging your personal space, it doesn’t need to cost a fortune to add major comfort and organization.

Color & Lighting

When thinking about the colors of your bedroom, opt for light colors on the wall with one darker hue for an accent wall. Adjust the lighting so that you can dim it when it’s time to wind down of a night. If you have overhead lighting, pick out an elegant chandelier to enhance your space, while maintaining the cozy living aspect.

Layer Up

Whether your bedroom has carpet or hardwood, rugs are a wonderful way to add color, texture and warmth to your space. Consider layering rugs in various prints, patterns and shapes to add an extra cozy look.

Bedding

If you’re wanting to splurge on one thing, your bedding is something you should truly be in love with especially since your bed is where you spend one third of your day. Add a variety of throw pillows and blankets in pops of color and shapes to really personalize your space. There are many benefits of bamboo sheets and satin pillowcases so take that into consideration while shopping for your favorite bedspread. Tip: Make your bed every single morning! You’ll be surprised at how refreshing one simple change can make.

Place Furniture Strategically

Your bedroom should be free of clutter, so don’t pile on too many pieces of furniture. Consider creating a reading nook in the corner of your bedroom with just a chair and footrest. Use end tables on each side of your bed for optimal storage and complete your furnishings with a dresser.

Accent Decor

Choosing the right decor pieces in your bedroom is key. Warm wooden accents paired with fresh flowers or plants creates a peaceful space and paradise. Add a personalized touch by hanging your favorite artwork, but remember to keep things minimal.

5. Tackle the Toys

A few simple ways to tackle the toys and arrange your home neatly is to swap out your coffee table for a storage ottoman or incorporate bench seating with an opening lid. This allows your children to store away all of their toys in one room without disrupting the aesthetics of your living space.

6. Streamline Your Bathroom

The same way your kitchen counters should be kept to a minimum, holds true for your bathroom counter tops as well. Consider only having a toothbrush holder, soap dispenser and plant on your bathroom counter. If you have cabinetry under your sink, utilize baskets for simple storage underneath. For jewelry and makeup, consider a small organizer with pull-out drawers to keep everything tidy and easily accessible.

7. Make the Most of Your Garage Space

Remember, your garage is a space for your cars, not for junk; however, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create a space for storage too. Vertical storage shelves in your garage is a great organizational hack to make the most out of your wall space. Use tubs and label them to store holiday and miscellaneous items in and hang your bikes, ladders, gardening tools and shovels on the wall to free up floor space. Tip: Consider organizing your garage once a year to keep things nice and tidy.

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