Stock spaces correctly. And correctly has a few different key meanings: Keep items where you use them most and store similar items together. We have our cleaning supplies in the room where we use them. I keep my umbrella, boots and coats in our home entrance. Wherever we use the item becomes where its new home is. These sometimes change based on our family needs – and that’s ok – your active storage zones should be flexible.
Think of guests when stocking your home. When we have visitors I don’t want them to have to wonder where things are located. We keep an ample supply of toilet paper in every bathroom. We have extra pillows and blankets in visible, easy locations. To stock for guests, it’s easiest if you pretend you’re a guest in your own home. What do you need to use? Where would you think to look for it? Stock your key items there, so guests have an easy time finding necessary items.
The correct containers can make all the difference. When you can store your items in containers that help your purpose, it makes it easier to keep your home organized. Now hear me on this: you don’t need to buy new stuff. Use the items you currently have and think about them in unique ways to make your containers work for you. And it’s OK to mix it up – it keeps things interesting and makes you feel like you’ve given your home a makeover. If you’ve always used your baskets for your kitchen, why not try them in your bathroom?
Start with something small and work your system regularly. You just need 15 minutes a day to see results in your home. You can be more organized; you can do this.