When your home is organized it feels like you can just magically move seamlessly through your busy schedule, but when the home is unorganized other aspects of life often also feel unorganized. However, you don’t have to invest in expensive influencer-inspired items to keep your home organized. Consider some of these options for maintaining an organized space.
Let Go of Unused Items
Set a regular schedule for going through closets, playrooms, and other clutter collectors, donate unused items, and throw away broken items. Freeing up space will make organizing the items that are being used much easier.
Shop at Thrift Stores and Bargain Stores for Organization Items
Thrift stores are full of glass containers and other odds and ends to help keep the home organized for less. Glass containers can be used for organizing things like paper clips, tacks, and pens on your desk. A thrifted bud vase with a flower from your garden can add some personality and color to a room. Stores like TJ Max and Ross often have aisles of organizational containers for half the price of other stores to organize items like makeup, jewelry, bathroom essentials, and more.
Utilize Unexpected Spaces
A shoe organizer on the back of a closet or bedroom door could be for shoes, or it could be used to organize jewelry, snacks in the pantry, or Barbie accessories in the playroom. Hooks behind doors or in the closet can be used to hang clothes for the next day, store hats and scarves, or place a hanging basket with odds and ends. Kids clothes are often small enough that another bar can be placed in their closet to double the space available to hang clothes.
Don’t Overthink It
Be gentle with yourself. It’s easy to become preoccupied with making sure every item is in its place, but it’s okay to have some junk drawers or bins around the house for those odds and ends that just don’t fit anywhere else. If they are put away somewhere, call it a day. And that playroom that’s overflowing with toys, eliminate the things that they aren’t playing with when you can, but don’t underestimate the beauty of being able to throw them in cube shelf organizers or a toy box, because we all know when the kids get home that room won’t stay organized for long! The kids don’t care if every member of Bluey’s family is together or if she is hanging out over at Barbie’s house with Elmo and the Sesame Street gang!