Guest Post: Get Creative When Organizing Your House

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This week I’d like to welcome Lisa from SpareFoot Storage Finder who is sharing with us some creative tips when it comes to organizing your home.  Thanks, Lisa, for stopping by and sharing some tricks with us!

~Tracy

When it comes to keeping the home in order, we could all use some tips and tricks. A full life means a lot of stuff, and the busier you are, the less time you have to deal with it all. Here are some fun and easy ways to get creative when organizing your house:

  1.  Reuse, reduce, recycle! We all know this motto is the best when it comes to producing less waste, but it has a place in organization, too! It’s likely that you have items in your home at this very minute that can be reused and given new life. Tired of buying expensive pots every time you get a new plant? Almost anything can be used to hold a plant: an old boot, a light bulb, kitchenware, teapots, a mailbox, an aquarium, and even old ceramic fixtures like sinks or bathtubs.  Get creative and put that old clutter to good use.
  2. Designate a fun space for kid clutter. If you have kids, then you already know how having a family naturally increases your amount of stuff by tenfold. Keeping kid clutter at bay is a long and ongoing battle for most parents. A great way to combat the old school projects, dirty tennis shoes, and stray karate belts that seem to always be hanging around is to assign certain places around the house for kids to keep their things. Think about it: if your child has the choice between walking all the way to his bedroom to put away his backpack or to simply drop it at the front door, which is more likely? Unless you have a baby Martha Stewart on your hands, your child is probably dropping and running! So help your children stay organized by creating a nook by the front door with a backpack hook, a folder for important papers, a cubby for shoes and athletic supplies, and a bulletin board to post up pictures or assignments. Kids will love having some extra room in the house. They can even help decorate the space.
  3. Put things on display. Getting organized doesn’t have to mean stowing everything away into every tiny nook and crannies. Beautiful possessions like jewelry and scarves can decorate your home just as well as they decorate your wardrobe. Try pinning up an older scarf, lace, or tapestry to hang earrings from, or take old wooden containers and create shadowboxes for rings and necklaces.

The key component of every organization routine is commitment. It might be hard to break your bad organizational habits, but once you get into the swing of things, you’ll be amazed at how much easier your life can be when you are organized.

Guest author bio: Lisa writes about finding organizational solutions, ranging from full kitchen makeovers to investing in storage units in Tallahassee andstorage units in Colorado Springs. Lisa blogs about maintaining the home and DIY projects at SelfStorageDeals.com.

 

 

 

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