Home organization is one of the hottest topic for families and organizing your home during the New Year is one of many things that family vow to do. Here are some easy to follow and easy to implement home organization tips.
Home Organization Tips
for the New Year
Divvy it up. Now that you know what you want to keep and what to toss -- at least in one area
-- consider how to divide it up. Today’s manufacturers are making this task
easier by offering a variety of cabinetry products with built-in organization
features, such the Diamond (R) Logix (TM) line. For example, if you want easy
access cleaning supplies, but don’t want them to share a space with food or
dishes, a Utility Cabinet is the perfect solution. At only six inches deep, the
cabinet adds storage to an otherwise unused space at the end of a cabinetry run.
Its four adjustable shelves allow for storage of cleaners and other small items
while the broom holder ensures that brooms and mops stay in place.
|| (ARA) - “I just need to get organized.” How many times have
you heard yourself recite this familiar refrain? With the coming of the New
Year, now is a good time to resolve to actually do it. This year, instead of
just thinking about ways to get it together, use some simple tips for organizing
your home -- and your life. |
Get in the “Zone.” -
Get in the organizing frame of mind by mentally dividing up rooms into various
activity zones -- this will help you create a basic plan of attack. For example,
a kitchen typically has zones for food storage, food preparation and cooking,
among others. Identify which zone needs to be organized from scratch, which zone
needs an organizational tune-up and which zone, if any, works fine for now. With
this information, begin choosing organization solutions.
De-clutter in chunks. -
A first solution is to de-clutter the most critical zone. Start with the most
visible items first, such as what’s on the countertops. Then go for the contents
of that junk drawer, and so on. You’ll get a feeling of instant change and gain
motivation to do the next chunk. Stay focused by seeking hidden treasure versus
ditching the unwanted.
Lay out a landing strip. Designate an official “drop zone” where car keys, cell phones, sunglasses, and
more can be placed without creating a pile on the counter. Line up beautiful
baskets or colorful pottery to hold these items. Better yet, install a Mini
Message Center cabinet. It has a hidden compartment for small items, plus a
Discover drawers. You’d also be amazed at what you can accomplish with an age-old storage solution
that has taken on new organizational dimensions: the drawer. For example, a sink
base cabinet is available with tilt down drawers to hold small items like
sponges and dish wands; a kitchen/laundry deep drawer cabinet has the ability to
hold large bottles upright, including full-sized containers of laundry
detergent; and a bathroom vanity cosmetic cabinet is built with a two-tier,
segmented drawer to hold makeup and small bathroom essentials. These ingenious
drawer configurations can help you keep stored items neat and within easy reach.
Keep business at hand. A home office, whether it’s a full-sized room or just a corner of a bedroom or
den, can quickly disintegrate into a disorganized mess. Organize it with Diamond
cabinetry such as solid-wood file drawer, a great help during tax season and
throughout the year. For smaller office items, the corner cabinet is a perfect
solution. Complete the workspace with a bookshelf to organize journals or photo
Make organization part of your life. Schedule a time for organizing in your daily routine, such as after the kids get
home from school. Just 10 minutes a day can make that disorganized home seem “so
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