Executive Maids has partnered with several Professional Home Organizers in the various areas that we clean in. Some people just don’t have the time to organize their homes. If this is the case, please call us and we will connect you with a professional who can help you. However, we offer a few suggestions with this article and a few others that we hope will help you get your home organized the way that you want it to be organized. Keep in mind…an organized home is easy to keep clean and much more pleasant to live in. Feel free to call or email if you have other Home Organization tips for our readers.
- Place bins and boxes on lower shelves so that a child can put away toys. Help the child label the bins and boxes.
- Provide low hooks to hang up sweaters, pajamas, jackets, book bags, etc.
- Take children with you when you go to donate unused items. This helps them learn to part with things.
- Encourage your child/teenager to choose their outfits for the next day before they go to bed at night.
Make Garage Storage Work for You
- Determine how you wish to use the space. Besides a place to park the car(s), does it need to be a workshop? A storage center? For lawn and gardening equipment or for sporting goods? All of the above? To meet the various needs, create a floor plan and stick to it.
- Get rid of things that don’t work!
- Sort, purge, and then decide the proper storage method for the treasures that you must keep. Clearly label both the tops and the sides of any storage containers you use.
- Consider floor-to-ceiling possibilities for shelving, racks, stackable drawers, hooks, and pegboards.
- Go through your closet, and pull out everything you haven’t worn in the last year. Clothes tend not to improve with age.
- Decide what you want at your fingertips and what can be hidden away in containers under the bed, on top shelves, or in drawers.
- The closet should be bright and inviting, and you should be able to see what you have. If not, consider installing good lighting.
- Hang like items together—group shirts together, pants together, dresses, etc.
Customize Your Kitchen
- Things that work together should be stored together, such as baking pans, electrical appliances, plastic containers (with lids), pots and pans, and large platters and bowls.
- Drawer dividers are a good way to keep utensils in order.
- Rotate food staples out of your pantry. Create menus to use up dated canned goods.
- Observe the flow of activity in your kitchen and organize around it. Place glasses near the sink or the refrigerator, for example, and put snacks in a convenient drawer or cupboard.
Information taken from the National Association for Professional Organizers website