No one likes the thought getting their house organized. Cleaning up the living room, sorting items in the kitchen, or organizing the garage-all of these tasks can be time consuming or stressful. Let Lookout Self Storage help you get started with some organization ideas and tips! We have prepared tips to help you organize your home room by room. Check them out below!
The living room is often the most used room in the house. Since it is frequently occupied, the living room can tend to accumulate papers or other clutter throughout the room. A wastebasket can help you avoid this issue, and if you get one that matches the theme of the room, it will just be extra décor. Things like magazines and papers can be organized with a file cabinet or dresser. To prevent toys from gathering throughout the room, make corners or specific areas into play locations. These locations can have bookcases or various bins to help keep toys organized. Most living rooms also have a coffee table, but few people realize they can use the space under it for storage. Rolling baskets or storage cubes are perfect for this. Finally, places like behind the sofa can make great storage spots if you hide a trunk or small storage bin there. These make the perfect spot to store blankets or pillows for guests.
Everyone knows that keeping a bedroom clutter free and organized is difficult. However, there are some tips that can help you stay on top of organization in your bedroom. Under the bed is a great place to add storage bins, since items tend to accumulate here anyway. This helps keep the items organized and easy to sort through. Since closets can often become messy, use a shoe rack to help organize items. Vertical storage, such as tall cabinets or shelving, are a great way to open up floor space while still adding storage. Finally, although it may sound odd, making your bed is a good way to keep your room organized. This helps to prevent you from storing items on it, all while making your room more organized and clean.
From pots and pans to cooking ingredients, the kitchen can often be difficult to keep organized. Something as simple as a homemade pot rack can help to keep your cookware sorted and ready to use. By using a handrail and some “S” hooks, you can make your own pot rack. For cleaning items like gloves or sprays, a great spot for storage is under the sink. Small hook hangers make organization easy and keep wet items like gloves or towels hanging up to dry. Finally, spice racks or displays are a good way to not only add storage, but also add décor. You can use normal glass jars and decorate them to match your room.
Bathrooms are often the room everyone hates to tackle with cleaning or organizing. However, with a few tips and tricks, organizing your bathroom can be simple. Start by adding some over the toilet furniture to the room. This is a great spot to add storage since it doesn’t take up any extra room, and makes a great place to keep items like toilet paper and towels. If your shower or bath has lots of different shampoos or soaps, get a shower caddy or bin to keep them in. This not only keeps them organized, but also helps to prevent soap buildup on the surface. Adding a plastic storage bin under the sink is another great way to organize the bathroom. Use the bin to store hair and personal care products. This keeps them off the counter, making the room look much cleaner and stay that way!
One major way to improve storage in a garage is to add wall storage. There is many ways to do this, such as various types of racks or hooks. Use the wall storage to hang tools like shovels or rakes and keep them out of the way while remaining organized. If you have a work bench in your garage, some cabinets or shelving near it can help to keep it uncluttered. Finally, ceiling storage is a great way to add space to a garage. Just like wall storage, there are many ways to do this. Some examples are platforms and storage hooks. Use this new space to store items that are large or bulky, such as ladders or bikes. With these tips, the garage will stay organized and clean!
A playroom is often the most cluttered room in the house. Toys are a difficult thing to keep organized and sorted. You can start by re-using other items from various rooms in the house, such as laundry bins or hanging shoe organizers. These items make a great way to add storage to a playroom for items like stuffed animals or other toys like trucks. Clear storage bins are also a great way to add stacking storage. This helps kids know where to put toys away, and since they are clear, they can easily find the toys they are looking for. Storage that doubles as seating is another way to add efficient storage to the room. You can even build your own-a simple window bench with a lid on it keeps toys hidden while adding a place to sit or play. Follow these tips, and your playroom will remain clean and toys will be organized!
With these tips in mind, organizing rooms in your home should be a breeze! Check out our other blog posts for more tips and tricks about organizing and storing your items.