Simplifying and Organizing Basics
Tips to Help Moms Organize the Clutter and Simplify the Home
By: Taylor_Blue on: Thu 10 of May, 2007 [22:06 UTC] (1208 reads)
Simplifying is a tamer sort of organizing. If you are drowning in the piles of things you have to organize this is a place to start for you. It may seem overwhelming to just dig in but if you tackle a drawer, closet or room every day or week you’ll be on your way in no time.
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Go around your house and get rid of all the things that are broken (no you’ll never get around to fixing them), items that haven’t been used for a really long time (you won’t ever use the old blender), or clothes that the family has outgrown ages again. Put them into one of three piles – things for charity, things for storage things for the garbage- with the rest you just simplify it.
Organize Your Closets
• Simplify your wardrobe by only having one or two colors and building the rest of it around that.
• Hang up all your items that are alike together. Put out of season clothes toward the back or store them under the bed in plastic storage containers.
• Install extra shelving and hooks.
• Install wire baskets to the back of your closet door to hold regularly used things.
Organize the Kids Bedrooms
• Rethink the use of dressers in their rooms. Drawers can be annoying for small children. Instead, get clear plastic drawers and put labels and pictures on the outside to help them know where everything goes.
• Forget using a toy box, all they do is give you a big headache in the long run. Get small laundry baskets or crates and label them in categories so it’s easy to clean up.
• Get some resealable plastic bags to put things like cards and crayons in.
Unclutter Your Kitchen
• Go through all of your cookbooks and keep only your preferred ones on hand.
• Keep counter tops looking clean by storing the small things that you don’t use every day.
• Invest in tiered shelves for the cupboards so you can quickly find what you need.
Simplify Your Bathrooms
• Organize your medicine cabinet by putting the things that are alike together.
• Make sure that each bathroom has its own set of cleaning supplies. (Make sure that they are out of reach to the children.)
• When folding your towels make sure you roll them to save space. If they are rolled they are easier to grab.
• Put a wire basket next to the toilet to store magazines and extra toilet paper.