Home and order: top 10 home organization tricks
Cleanliness and order at home are two terms that go hand in hand. Without them, our homes do not shine as they should and cease to be functional because the disorder invades them. So that this does not happen to you, and you can enjoy an exclusive interior design, we have decided to dedicate today’s article to the house and order.
Become an expert in order and cleanliness thanks to Molins Design. Because it is as important to choose a correct distribution of our furniture at home, as it is that they are clean and organized so that they are practical and functional.
1. Take your time
The first tip is to take a breath and take some time to think about what you want to organize and how you want to do it. Don’t expect the organization to happen overnight. Depending on the area to be organized, schedule a couple of hours to work on organizing it.
You don’t have to do it all in one day! In fact, if you dedicate 15 minutes each day to tidying up, you will turn this activity into a cleaning and organizing routine that you will enjoy.
2. Discard what you don't use
House and order are two terms that should go hand in hand. Therefore, one of the golden rules for tidying up your home starts by eliminating furniture and accessories that you no longer use.
If you do not eliminate, you will continue to have the same things in the same space, and in the long run you will have a problem of storage space in your home.
3. Everything in its place and at hand
Try to organize everything in its place and keep the order by itself. For example, cosmetics in the bathroom, dishes in the kitchen and books in the office or library.
Make sure the items you need most often are the easiest to access. Similarly, store the items you don’t need as often in boxes or on higher shelves in another room.
4. Find new storage space
If you need more storage space, think creatively about additional areas you can add. Boxes with compartments inside closets, a set of wicker baskets for shelves….
You can also take into account the spaces under the bed or stairs and even underutilized spaces in pantries and garages.
5. Opt for furniture that is mobile and adaptable.
Select design furniture that can adapt to your changing needs. This way, you can reconfigure and reuse solutions to solve a wide variety of organisational and storage problems.
Go for furniture that is versatile and adaptable to your current needs.
Side tables, stools or stackable furniture can be great allies. Using modular furniture will also help you to be able to move them around and change them when you feel like changing the layout.
6. Use multiple storage systems
Methacrylate or wooden boxes, cloth bags, pantries or cabinets with shelves, etc. Keep the really necessary storage systems and eliminate the rest.
This way, you will be able to immediately identify the contents of each of your containers and save a lot of time searching for what you need.
7. House and tidy up: tidy up every room after use.
This advice is basic to ensure that tidiness and cleanliness in the home do not overwhelm us. It is as simple as tidying up the kitchen after every meal or making the bed just before leaving the house in the morning.
Also, take two minutes to leave the living room tidy, the cushions in place and the blankets on the sofa in their place.
Having a specific place to store certain items of daily use also helps to know where they always are and to maintain order.
These simple tasks will help us to maintain order at home on a daily basis. Everything will have its place and we will have a good feeling when we enter the house.
8. For those who love reading... build a library!
Book collections can become a real headache if we do not keep them in order. The sooner you place them in a custom-made library, the better. This way, you will avoid a source of chaos and dust at home.
Another of our most interesting tricks of home and order is to keep, in the same place, passports, family books, health cards… Those documents that you may need urgently!
9. Tidy clothes in vertical wardrobes with shelves
A sure way to instantly create more space inside your closets is by using shelves with baskets. For example, instead of having a single pair of shelves to store all your clothes, add some extra shelves to the closet to maximize storage. You can also use garbage cans to store sneakers, handbags and other accessories. In addition, these drawers can be stacked on top of each other to save space.
Start by arranging all your clothes according to the same criteria. We find it very useful to organize the clothes in the closet according to categories, garments or even colors. Remember that the hangers should all be the same, since using the same hangers helps to keep all our clothes at the same height, as well as keeping the closet in harmony.
10. A foyer in order
Remember that the entrance to your home is our best business card. Therefore, it is vital to keep this space tidy and clean at all times. Arrange your hall with the furniture and accessories that you will use daily.
But, above all, place the elements that meet your needs and adapt to the geographical area in which you live: umbrella stand, rugs, coat racks, etc.