Often, the key to a beautiful home lies not solely in its architectural details or fine-tuned design, but also in its ability to maintain beauty. It’s important to keep tidy, and having a set organizational plan can help you achieve that.
Sometimes, your home feels like a reflection of what is going on inside you. If you open up your closet or a pantry and everything is in total disarray, you may feel embarrassment, guilt, or just not on top of your game. There is a confidence boost that you get from organizing, and you should take pride in an organized home.
Enlist the help of kids and family.
A key to successful organizing is never going at it alone. If possible, bring in some backup. Consider teaching your kids how to keep the home neat and tidy, or inviting friends over for a tidying-up party. Demonstrating good behavior encourages your kids to do the same—especially when it comes to organization. When kids watch you do it one day, they have a tendency to follow along and recreate what they see the next day.
The key is just consistency and modeling good behavior. Success comes in good teaching and modeling—but your home doesn’t need to look perfect at all times. Pantries that tend to be in disarray throughout the week have the ability to be in the state of the pantry has greatly improved, once little learn the skill of cleaning.
Children get a little bit more independence and think to themselves. It may not be perfect all the time, but they’re learning organizational skills early.
Don’t Neglect Your Linen Closet
Linens can easily fall into disarray, so invest in baskets, bins, and labeling systems when it comes to the linen closet.
For the linen closet, have two hanging canvas shelves and inside cubbies for sheets and towels. If you just put them into bins, you wouldn’t be able to see then right away, and it would be just as messy as it was before. The idea is to see the organization in front of you–and that way, you’d feel accomplished!
In order to minimize clutter in the linen closet, here is a quick hack for your bedsheets.
If you have multiple size beds in different rooms, replace all bedding with the largest size sheets so you never mistakenly put the too-small sheets on the larger bed.
Now yo don’t have to try to figure out which set is which. You can surely size up and use a king set of sheets on a queen. It makes it so much easier for keeping this orderly with a lot less confusion. Take it upon yourself to sort out your linen closet and have a place for each sheet of each size if you need it.
Make Storage Look Stylish
There are so many good storage solutions that can also look stylish. Cubbies for toy neatness is a keen idea for kids’ rooms. You can use a lot of cubbies versus bins or baskets with tops because if the young ones can’t see the toys, they forget about them. Not having baskets or closed storage for the kids actually is more helpful. It also looks clean, and can go well with playroon storage design.
Seeing what you’re organizing helps with the forgotten items becoming disorganized all over again. You have these beautiful bins but are left wondering what’s inside of them.