Organization Tips

Organizing Tips You Must Try

Published
January 30, 2024

Reviewed by
Bridget Reed

Organizing Tips You Must Try

Most of us have the best intentions when organizing our homes. We get started and then, well, life happens. At Open Spaces, we get it, and that’s why we’re here! Creating spaces that provide a sense of calm and order is important in our busy lives. That's where we come in.

As a brand dedicated to helping you simplify and organize your home, Open Spaces curates a range of homeware and organizational tools that bring joy, functionality, and a well-considered touch to your everyday life. 

With a belief in products that grow with you and can be used forever, Open Spaces is here to inspire you on your journey toward a more mindful and organized lifestyle. Let’s discuss the tips you need to know to get organized.

Why Is Organizing So Important?

Maintaining an organized living space has become essential for our well-being in a world filled with distractions, clutter, and constant demands. But what exactly are the benefits of the organization? By decluttering and streamlining our homes, we can experience many positive changes.

First and foremost, organization helps reduce stress. Our minds tend to follow suit when our physical environment is in chaos. However, a clutter-free space can have a calming effect on our thoughts, allowing us to focus and think more clearly. 

By embracing Open Spaces' philosophy of time being precious, life being short, and stuff not getting in the way, we free ourselves from unnecessary mental and emotional burdens.

Moreover, an organized home translates into increased productivity. With our products designed to look great and be seen, you'll discover efficient storage ideas and find inspiration in the aesthetic appeal of your organized surroundings.

What Are Some General Organizing Tips?

Everyone can benefit from some practical tips and clever hacks when it comes to home organization. Let's explore some of the best practices to help you declutter, simplify, and create beautiful spaces in your home.

The first step in organizing is letting go of unnecessary items. Take inspiration from Marie Kondo's method and ask yourself if each item truly brings you joy. If it doesn't, it's time to bid it farewell. Create a to-do list and tackle one area at a time, allowing yourself to make progress gradually.

Invest in dividers to maximize storage space in drawers and closets. You can achieve a neat and efficient organization system by sectioning off different categories within these spaces. Make use of vertical space by installing shelves, hooks, and wall-mounted organizers. 

These solutions optimize storage and add visual interest to your decor. Drawer organizers are excellent for storing small items like accessories and office supplies, ensuring they are easily accessible and neatly arranged. Consider incorporating lazy susans and labels to bring a touch of convenience and clarity to your storage solutions.

With these general organizing tips in mind, let's get into organizing specific rooms and areas of your home, starting with the heart of every household — the kitchen.

What Are Room-by-Room Organization Tips?

Sometimes there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. So, let’s discuss some of the best organizing tips — one room at a time.

Kitchen Organization

The kitchen is a hub of activity, and maintaining an organized space can greatly enhance your cooking and dining experience. 

Here are some tips for keeping your kitchen in top shape:

  1. Utilize Storage Containers and Bins: Open Spaces' Large Plastic Storage Container Bins are perfect for food and pantry organization. They offer ample space to store dry goods, snacks, and even perishables for an efficient and clutter-free kitchen.

  2. Organize Cabinets and Drawers: Make use of dividers and label makers to maintain order within your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Group similar items together, such as spices, utensils, cutting boards, and baking supplies. This saves time and adds convenience to your everyday routines.

  3. Optimize Countertop Space: Keep only the essential items on your countertops to create a clean and functional workspace. Store larger appliances and equipment in cabinets or on shelves, maximizing the room available for food preparation and cooking.

Closet Organization

An organized closet can bring a sense of tranquility and help streamline your dressing routine. 

Try these tips to maximize space and maintain a clutter-free closet:

  1. Implement a Seasonal Clothing System: Rotate your wardrobe by season to make the most of limited closet space. Store off-season clothing and accessories in Open Spaces' storage bins, keeping them protected and easily accessible when the time comes.

  2. Utilize Hangers and Dividers: Invest in quality hangers to keep your clothes neatly hung and free from wrinkles. Use dividers to separate and organize different categories of clothing, such as shirts, pants, dresses, and jackets. This allows for quick and efficient outfit selection.

  3. Utilize Storage Bins for Smaller Items: Smaller items like sweaters and purses often create clutter within closets. Utilize storage bins or baskets to keep these items organized and free up shelf or hanging space.

Home Office Organization

An organized home office enhances productivity and creates an environment that stimulates creativity and focus. 

Apply these tips to transform your workspace:

  1. Create an Organized Workspace: Invest in desk organizers and storage solutions to keep your office supplies, documents, and stationery in order. Utilize drawer dividers to separate small items and prevent them from getting lost or tangled.

  2. Label Supplies and Cabinets: A label maker clearly marks containers, files, and equipment. You'll establish a sense of order and efficiency within your home office by assigning designated spots for each item.

  3. Maximize Vertical Space and Bookshelves: Vertical space is valuable real estate in a home office. Install shelves above your desk or utilize bookshelves to store books, decorative items, and additional storage containers. This not only optimizes space but also adds personality to your workspace.

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Laundry Room Organization

The laundry room is a space often overlooked when it comes to organization. However, with smart solutions, it can become an efficient and clutter-free zone. 

Consider the following tips:

  1. Use Storage Containers and Dividers: Keep laundry essentials such as detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets organized and easily accessible using storage containers and dividers. This eliminates the need for rummaging through cluttered cabinets or shelves.

  2. Implement a System for Sorting and Storing Cleaning Supplies: Place cleaning supplies using bins or caddies in designated areas. Categorize them based on their purpose, such as surface cleaners, glass cleaners, or specialty items like stain removers. This ensures easy access to the right products when needed.

Living Room and Mudroom Organization

The living room and mudroom are often high-traffic areas that can easily accumulate clutter. However, with the right organizational strategies, they can maintain a clean and inviting atmosphere:

  1. Incorporate Stylish Storage Solutions: Integrate decorative baskets and bins into your living room to store frequently used items like blankets, magazines, and remote controls. This adds a touch of elegance while keeping clutter minimal.

  2. Utilize Hooks and Hangers: Install hooks and hangers in the mudroom to hang coats, bags, and hats. This provides a designated spot for frequently used items, preventing them from being scattered around the room.

What Are Some Tips for Small Spaces?

Living in a small space requires clever organization techniques to make the most of every inch. 

Here are some tips to help you optimize your small spaces:

  1. Utilize Vertical Space: Take advantage of vertical space by installing wall-mounted shelves or utilizing freestanding shelving units. This provides additional storage for books, decor, or everyday essentials.

  2. Smart Storage Solutions: Invest in multipurpose furniture pieces that have built-in storage compartments, such as ottomans or beds with under-bed storage. This lets you store items out of sight, keeping your space neat and clutter-free.

Organize Like a Pro With Open Spaces

At Open Spaces, our products are designed to grow with you as your needs evolve. By incorporating our curated selection of homeware and organizational tools, you can transform your living spaces into havens of order and serenity.

Maintaining an organized home simplifies your life and creates room for joy and presence. By implementing these organizing tips, utilizing Open Spaces' storage bins and containers, and embracing a mindful approach to your surroundings, you can experience the freedom and peace that comes from living in a clutter-free environment.

Remember, an organized home doesn't happen all at once. Take it one step at a time, and enjoy the process of curating a space that truly reflects your values and enhances your everyday life. 

Check out Open Spaces’ resources today to learn more organization ideas and tips.

Sources:

The Connection Between Decluttering, Cleaning, and Mental Health | Verywell Mind

7 Reasons Why Being Organized Boosts Productivity | The Productivity Experts

Use Vertical Space to Achieve Storage Nirvana | Refined Rooms

How Having Too Much Clutter Can Affect Your Family | The Simplicity Habit

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