Tips for Home Organization

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De-clutter your home with our time- (and sanity-) saving home organization tricks. With our speedy cleaning tips, you’ll get to spend more time enjoying your beautiful home than tidying it up.

Read more: 30 Quick and Easy Cleaning Tips for Every Room via Woman’s Day

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Keep your entire home well organized and find storage space you didn’t know you had with these organization and storage projects, tips and ideas.

Need more room for your stuff? Learn 12 new solutions for storage space problems—everything from hidden shelves to shoe racks to recycling towers and more.

Read more: 12 Simple Storage Solutions for Small Spaces via Family Handy Man

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Who else is so ready for a blank slate? It’s a new year, which means it’s time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits – ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant organizing hacks you just might want to save!

Read more: 39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless via Huffington Post

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Closet Organization Ideas

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Organizing clothing into compatible groups that work together maximizes your wardrobe options.

You’ve weeded your closet of the freeloaders, the ill-fitting, the orphans and the ugly. Time to think about the remaining clothing, and the word is cluster.

Read more: Organizing the Clothes Closet via HGTV

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There’s little point in owning the latest bag or dress if you can’t find it in your closet when you’re getting dressed. A clean, well-organized wardrobe—instead of a confusing, jumbled mess of clothes and accessories—means you’ll maximize all your sartorial purchases, and come up with polished, carefully considered outfits even on hectic mornings. The task of de-cluttering your wardrobe can be overwhelming though, so we’ve enlisted the expertise of Andrea Rapke, Founder of The Organized Move, and Melanie Charlton, CEO and Creative Director of Clos-ette. Read on for tips and tricks from these two professionals and soon you’ll not only have clothes that are well maintained but also an orderly closet, like the one above from our friends at The Coveteur.

Read more: The Experts Spill Their Tips For A Clean, Well-Organized Closet via Who What Wear

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How you organize your closet will differ slightly based on the space you have, the size of your wardrobe, and the kind of life you lead. However, these 5 universal steps can be applied to any closet and any wardrobe.

Read more: How to Organize Your Closet via the Spruce

 

 

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Office Organization Tips

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You may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider. Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an ongoing project, instead of a massive assault. So, if you’re ready to get started, the following tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

Read More: 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done via Life Hack

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Where you work affects how you work. Working in a cluttered, messy, or distracting environment will affect your work, and probably in a negative way.

If you’re like the average knowledge worker, you spend most of your time sitting in front of a computer screen. Even though your work revolves around a computer, your office as a whole should help you to be as productive as possible.

A well-organized office has huge benefits. In the first place, it provides a feeling of control and competence, which leads to higher levels of productivity. Second, the very fact that it’s organized defends against distractions. Your organized office can absorb the incoming work, and position you for success.

Read More: How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity via INC

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Organizing your office can be very challenging, especially when you are a busy professional with a very tight schedule. However, you can now make sure that all the papers, documents, paper clips, markers and all the other goodies are in the right place, with the following office organization ideas that will help you run your work environment like a true CEO!

Read More: 25+ Practical Office Organization Ideas And Tips For The Busy Modern-Day Professional via Cute DIY Projects

 

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Cleaning a Kitchen – How to Organize a Kitchen

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That leads us to the last and most important point: Have a place for everything and everything in its place. Julia Child’s kitchen had a place for everything, with pots and pans hung on pegboards with their outlines drawn around them so she could put everything back in its place. Items you use most often should be easiest to reach, while you can put items you hardly use (e.g., turkey carving tools) higher up in the cabinets. Group your items next to the tools you use most with them (e.g., can opener by the cupboard you store cans in, baking ingredients with the baking pans). These and a couple of other simple suggestions will help you organize your kitchen like a programmer. And here’s our geek’s guide to rebooting your kitchen.

Read More: Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen via Life Hacker

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Often the biggest problem with standard kitchen cabinets in the home is the inefficient use of space. Shelves that have been installed by the builder are often spaced too far apart, leaving wasted space between stored goods and other shelves. Here are some helpful hints to assist in tackling this wasted space and make cabinets 100 percent more efficient.

Read More: How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets via Containers Store

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Organizing a small kitchen can be a bit of a challenge. I was constantly pinning posts about organizing kitchens, but they seemed to have oodles of drawer and cabinet space to organize every pan, plate, and spice jar. I have a grand total of 4 drawers and a limited number of cabinets to work with, and I really wanted to make the most of them. I’ve moved things around quite a few times trying to find the perfect configuration for our new kitchen, and since we’ve been living with our current setup for a little while now and it seems to be working well, I thought I’d share the tips and strategies that have helped me create our organized kitchen.

Read More: HOW TO ORGANIZE A SMALL KITCHEN via Just a Girl and Her Blog

 

 

 

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Tips for an Organized and Happy Home

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If you lead a busy lifestyle, you know the drill. You start off the week with a mostly clean and tidy house (depending on how many chores you achieved over the weekend). By midweek, though, you realize that you haven’t put away your dry-cleaning and haven’t folded your laundry. There’s a growing stack of mail in the hallway, a used gym bag by the door, a pile of fresh laundry on the bed, dirty dishes in the sink (and clean ones in the dishwasher that didn’t just finish its cycle). To top it off, your vanity looks as if a bomb went off in the beauty aisle at Saks. By Friday, the house is a full-blown disaster zone—that is, until you rest from your week, and tackle the massive (and much-needed) tidying up job. Then, the cycle starts all over again. Do yourself a favor, and adopt these clever daily cleaning tricks so you never have to spend precious weekend hours tidying up. We promise it’s quicker than you think!

Read more: 25 Brilliant Hacks to Keep Your Home Tidy Every Day via My Domaine

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Struggle to get your house in order? This step-by-step guide will make cleaning feel like second nature

If you have been struggling to get your house in order, you may know you’re not very good at cleaning and organisation. It doesn’t matter if you struggle because you have ADHD or you come from a long line of hoarders. It is what it is. The why isn’t as important as what you can do about it now. Following are a few suggestions to help you build the muscle you need.

Read more: It Could Happen to You: Learn How to be a ‘Tidy Person’ via Houzz

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No one likes a cluttered house, and a cluttered house is hard to keep clean.

Organizing your home can be a daunting endeavor. Aside from the obvious of getting rid of excess stuff, there are few things you can do daily that will make your house look and feel less cluttered and more organized.

Read more: 6 Easy Tricks to Make your House Look More Organized and Tidy via eBay

 

 

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Handy Tips for the Most Organized Living Room

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There are two kinds of living rooms: those that are lived in and those that aren’t. The first (a space that multitasks) needs an organizing plan. The second (set aside for special occasions), a purpose. Here are solutions for both, plus a rundown of how to organize and store five items common to many living rooms.

Read more: ORGANIZING 101: ORGANIZING LIVING ROOMS via Style at Home

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You can make your living room attractive and inviting by reducing clutter and organizing everything in it. It is actually easy to keep your living room organized. It only takes one’s discipline and creativity in order to do that. Home organization is vital to make sure that your home can give you the comfort that you expect from it. To help you organize your living room, here are some tips to de-clutter your living room.

Read more: Home Organization Tips to De-clutter Your Living Room via Home Design Lover

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These simple tips for organizing your main gathering space will put the family back in your family room.

Read more: Tips for Maintaining an Organized Living Room via HGTV

 

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Cut Clutter in the Kitchen

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A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your home.

Read more: Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen via Life Hacker

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And while your ways in the kitchen might not feel scientific—a handful of cornmeal here, a toss of cheese rinds into something bubbling—the way you clean, organize, and care for this space probably should be. It’s not just about preventing germs and mold (though your wallet and dinner menu will both thank you if you do that), it’s also about running a tight, orderly ship so that you can find things, cleaned and accessible, right when you need them.

Here’s how to keep your kitchen in tip-top condition: get rid of excess stuff, learn how to store everything, clean your tools the right way, and make it last.

Read more: 4 Steps to a Clean, Organized Kitchen That Stays That Way via Food52

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For many families, entertaining and eating is done right in the kitchen, which means that not only do you want a clean kitchen for cooking, but you’ll also want space for having company over. For those that have small kitchens, having the space necessary means making use of every nook and cranny. Of course you could remodel your kitchen, but that wouldn’t be very Lifehack-like.

These simple kitchen hacks will help you maximize your storage space, allowing you to keep your kitchen organized.

Read more: Kitchen Hacks: 31 Clever Ways To Organize And Clean Your Kitchen via Life Hack

 

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The Art of Filing

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When you develop a system to manage paper influx, it’s easy to stay in control. See how to organize files and important documents, plus learn the good habits that will help you tame the paper tiger, permanently.

Read more: How to Organize Files via BHG

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One of the simplest and most overlooked aspects of being organized is getting your computer files organized. It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, especially when you forget that most people don’t use their computers like us crazy systems-people do. Let’s look at some good practices for keeping your files and documents neat, in folders and easy searchable and accessible.

Read more: The Most Effective Way of Organizing Your Files, Folders and Documents via Asian Efficiency

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Coming up with a system of organization all the paper in your life takes thought and planning. And making use of it requires time and effort. In the short run, letting papers pile up is a lot easier. But in the long run, doing so can turn into a major headache.

Taking the time and effort to develop a systematic way of organizing your papers can result in a lot less stress and hassle in your life. Try the following as you create your filing system:

Read more: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Paperwork via Dummies

 

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Ideas to Help Declutter Your Living Room

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Have you ever felt that a room was just “off” somehow, but you just couldn’t place what it was? Living rooms are arguably the most used spaces in the home, and need a good layout that promotes good traffic flow. Furniture spacing and placement is key to comfort and function! Keep these tips in mind when you are moving in or get a sudden urge to rearrange one weekend.

Read moer here: Don’t Make These Mistakes When Arranging Your Living Room via Apartment Therapy

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From family game nights to book club gatherings, the living room is a social hub. The proper placement of the room’s furniture goes a long way toward making the space feel welcoming. Nothing is worse than a living room — no matter how attractive — where people have to perch against the walls, as if stuck there by magnetic force. Rather, push seating together so everyone can sit close and converse comfortably.

Get tips for arranging living room furniture in a way that creates a comfortable and welcoming environment and makes the most of your space.

Read more: Living Room Furniture Arrangement Ideas via BHG

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From rearranging furniture to rethinking multipurpose pieces, here are a few things you can do in a day.

Read full blog here: 6 Quick Ways to Organize Your Living Room This Spring via House Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen Organizing Tips

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An organizing expert offers expertise for kitchen organization and storage solutions.

The kitchen is an area of your home that gets used more often than most other areas. So it stands to reason that if your kitchen were more organized and simple to use, your life would feel easier. Professional organizer Monica Ricci has 10 easy steps to organize your kitchen, and make your family life flow more smoothly when it comes to meal preparation.

Read more her: 10 Steps to an Orderly Kitchen via HGTV

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Bring the chaos in your kitchen to order with these smart and affordable ways to organize your kitchen cabinets. Find a place for everything and enjoy your kitchen again.

Read more here: How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets via BHG

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When it comes to kitchen organization, don’t sweat the small stuff. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get your kitchen back on track and clutter free.

Check full blog here: 14 Easy Ways to Organize Small Stuff in the Kitchen via DIY Network

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