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How to Organize Every Space in Your House in 8 Simple Steps

How to Organize Every Space in Your House in 8 Simple Steps

Maintaining cleanliness in your home can be a tedious process. Constantly having to clean up, possibly run around after kids, and keep everything in order can seem like a full-time job. When it comes to keeping the household running smoothly, organization is a key priority. Finding ways to tweak your system of organizing can save you so much time and effort. And with a busy family and work life, time is so precious. The key to good organization is having a system that can be replicated no matter where you are in your home. Chipping away at big projects like organizing a kitchen or playroom will make these tasks much more manageable. If you are ready to learn how to tackle any room with ease, check out how to organize every space in your house in eight simple steps. 

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Remove everything from the space

Your first step is to remove everything that you can out of the space. Sometimes you have to see the forest without the trees, so to speak. Having a blank slate can help you see exactly how you need to organize the space. By clearing out the entire area, you can see what you have and don’t have and create the ideal space in your mind. You can also plan for what storage items you may need. If you have an overload of items in the space, don’t get overwhelmed. Just start with smaller areas of the space, such as the refrigerator of a kitchen or the clothing items only of a bedroom. 

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Declutter, declutter, declutter

Your next step is to get very serious about decluttering. That one item you have not used in years is the first thing that needs to go. You may think you will need or use it someday, but if that time still has not come, then chances are you can get rid of it. Anything unused, broken, or worn out—it is time to release it. Start a toss-out pile and load it up! Decluttering unnecessary items will work wonders for your peace of mind. 

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Start grouping similar items together

Another great hack for organizing at this stage in the process is to start groups of items that are similar. For instance, when organizing your kitchen, all of your spices can be grouped, as well as canned goods, pots and pans, and dry goods. Once you have everything grouped accordingly, you can very easily see what all you have in your possession, and you can begin getting even more specific with envisioning your space and storage. 

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Start storing items in their appropriate containers 

Now comes the fun part—storage! You can start to see the fruits of your labor pay off once you get to this step, as things will really start to come together visually. When it comes to storage options, you can go the fancy route and get expensive bins. But you can also use what you have and make it work. Some of the best organizational systems can be achieved using something as simple as shoe boxes. Feel free to dress up and decorate simple boxes to keep your budget intact and your system cute. 

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Label everything

It may not seem necessary at first, but one of the key steps in good organization is labeling. It will ensure that you know exactly where each item is contained, and you won’t have to go searching for things later. Having labels will also help you memorize your organizational categories, as your brain will get used to reading those labels. This will help you later on to quickly know exactly where to place new items after a purchase. Also, labeling is just fun and a rewarding part of the otherwise tedious steps in organization.

 

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Replace items in the space

So at this stage, your space is still a blank slate waiting to be restocked. So now that you have all of your items properly grouped in bins and all of your storage labeled, it is time to refill your space. A good rule of thumb here is to start with items and categories that will be used the most. Place frequently used items on lower shelves to give you better access to them. 

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Get in the habit of putting things back where they belong

Now you have done the hard part of organizing, so what’s next? This is where the potentially even harder part comes in—maintaining your system. The maintenance of an organizational system depends on your discipline. This means training yourself to always put things back in the bin, box, or section that they belong in. No exceptions! It can be a challenge at first, but eventually, it will become second nature.

 

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Be open to shifting your organizational structure as you go

Now that you have a system in place, it can feel like you have to be rigid to keep it all together. But don’t be afraid to make changes if the system is not working. Shifting your system based on the changing needs of your household is sometimes necessary. So be sure to keep an open mind. 

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