How to Successfully Organize Your Home

Believe it or not, organization can boost your home’s value significantly. Properly and attractively sorting your interiors will serve both to impress prospective buyers and to demonstrate the functionality of your home.

Have you ever envied the crisp, clean interiors of homes featured in design magazines or on home improvement websites? Most people think they have to invest in new paint or new furniture and accessories to achieve these showcase-worthy looks for their own homes.

However, you can easily achieve this look by simply presenting your surroundings nicely and keeping your interiors organized and clean. Here are a few tips to help you easily obtain those picture-perfect interiors.

1.) Designate Extensively.

Designating spaces for everything in the house will help you achieve an elegant, orderly home. Besides keeping your home presentable, this will also save you from wasting valuable time digging around for your keys, searching for the scissors, or trying to remember where you put last year’s holiday wrapping paper.

So, assign a place for each item, and then organize all items by category. If you can’t find spaces for all your loose items, shop for inexpensive drawer or cabinet organizers to maximize your storage areas.

2.) Purge Regularly.

Many homes provide enough storage to accommodate the needs of a single family, but this is not always the case. If you feel your home is lacking in storage capability, first de-clutter each area, then sort through your possessions.

It will help to throw away or donate anything you own that hasn’t been used in a long time. We also recommend combing through your closets and drawers every three months to keep things from getting out of hand.

3.) Invest Thoughtfully.

Many people spend short bursts of energy in organizing their homes, which often involve running to the store and buying a bunch of organization materials they end up never using because they do not properly fit the space or fulfill the intended purpose.

To avoid this, plan ahead by first looking at options online for what you want to achieve. Then, after you have researched the sizes and functions of your options, you can make an informed purchase. This will help you shop more efficiently while ensuring you get the most use out of your purchases.

Additionally, search for storage solutions that complement your interiors. Invest in well-made furniture pieces that have storage abilities but also display attractive designs that accent your décor. If you have spaces with open shelving, consider purchasing tasteful baskets or color-coordinated storage bins.

4.) Research Thoroughly.

Many people want to achieve an organized household but either can’t find the time or can’t determine the proper remedy. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help. You can hire an organizational expert, or visit a store that carries home organization items, as these stores usually have consultants who can visit your home for free if you buy their products.

You can also find very informative guides either online or in book form, like Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Getting outside help will motivate you to overcome organizational tasks that might seem impossible.

Even if you’re not planning on immediately selling your home, making adjustments now to your organizational habits will help your home appear welcoming and well-kept on a day-to-day basis. This will also keep you prepared for when the time comes to pack up and move to your next home.

Spending time every day to pick up and organize your belongings can seem difficult given our busy lifestyles, but if you are properly organized, this maintenance will be simple. Besides, once you experience the satisfying effects of organized living, you will not want to live any other way.