It is that time of year again! Don’t let 2021 begin with a half-hearted resolution that won’t last! Working, learning, and staying at home more over the past year may have caused a bit of a mess to form. Now is a great time to rethink your home’s organization for your changing needs this new year. By using one or all of these simple and straightforward home organization resolutions you can make your home a tidier and more welcoming space for you and your family, regardless of what 2021 has in store!
Clean Out Unused Items
The first step in organizing anything whether it is a desk, room, closet, or the entire house, is to make space by clearing out any unnecessary and unused items! Don’t feel rushed in this process. A slow and steady pace will keep you from burning out and giving up on your resolution. A good rule of thumb when it comes to decluttering is to toss or donate anything that you know hasn’t been touched in months. Similarly, if something is quick and easy to purchase in the future, don’t let it take up valuable space in the hope that you may use it in the meantime.
Prioritize Highly Cluttered Areas
With the holidays just behind us, getting back into the groove of things can be difficult. Don’t worry about cleaning out the entire house; instead focus your motivation on those highly problematic areas in your home (Yes, that means the messy junk drawer and the chair hidden under half-worn clothes!). Finishing organizing these areas will provide the greatest difference, and that second-wind that comes from a job well done can help you power through the rest of your list.
Practice New Organizational Habits
Your home will only stay neat and tidy as long as you keep up with properly storing and organizing your spaces. Practicing new organizational habits may be daunting, especially at first, but your future self will be grateful! Some simple habits to create include: folding and putting away clean laundry as soon as they come out of the dryer, placing keys and wallet in a designated spot by the front door, and keeping the kitchen counter clear of clutter
Create An Organized Work Space
If your home has turned into a make-shift cubicle, perhaps now is the time to transition a spot in your home to a dedicated workspace. No more meetings on the couch or homework in bed. Taking an underused corner, or even a hallway nook can make a huge difference in productivity! Add a minimal desk to keep things looking clean and modern, and a side table or filing cabinet for added storage.
Invest In New Storage
If decluttering, organizing, and optimizing your existing storage space is still not enough to curb your 2020 clutter, think about investing in new storage throughout your house. By utilizing the knowledge from an expert team that is focused on storage and organization, you can find a storage solution that will keep your home clutter-free for years to come. Contact your local Closet & Storage Concepts experts today for a free, in-home consultation!
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