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Organize Your Home Now and Enjoy Your Summer

Rather than continually thinking how great it would be to finally clear away the clutter at home, make now the time when you decide to do so. Otherwise, you risk spending excess time stressing about disorganization rather than enjoying the summer in a home you love.

Set Your Priorities

While you likely have more than one project you want to do around the house, it’s best to pick one and see it through rather than risking feeling overwhelmed by doing multiple things. For example, if you want to organize the kitchen cupboards better and declutter your bedroom closet, pick the one you think is more pressing and see it through. After that, move onto the second project.

Do a Bit, and Do So Regularly

Rather than spending a beautiful summer day indoors, spend up to half an hour on the organizing project, and then enjoy the rest of your day. Plan to do this several times a week so that you get a bit done each time, slowly progressing toward your goal.

Taking this approach will help prevent you from feeling resentful of the clutter for taking away your summer fun. Even 10 minutes de-cluttering part of a room is a great use of time and won’t take away your time with family and friends this summer.

Take Time to Rest

After finishing that first home organizational project, don’t feel like you must move immediately onto the next one. Instead, relax and take time to enjoy the added space you have after clearing away clutter. When you are ready, move onto the next thing to tidy up. After all, summer is the time of year when you want to have moments or even entire days without an agenda.

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Get the Kids Involved

Your children are likely not doing schoolwork right now, which means that they’re more active around the house and creating more messes than usual. If so, include them in your efforts to maintain a tidy house over the summer months.

Ask them to pick up their toys after they’re done playing with them, for example. Explain to them that it would help you if they clean their bedroom and keep it that way too; they’re more likely to do so when they realize that it will help you.

Get the Patio Setup

If you’re not planning to spend a lot of time indoors because of the great weather ahead, then clean the patio and get the outdoor furniture set up on it right away. Then you’ll be able to enjoy it for the rest of the season.

Assess if anything needs replacing or if the furniture needs painting. As well, if you have a BBQ, then give a deep clean so that the grill is ready for use.

Taking that First Step

Probably the toughest part of organizing the home for summer or any other time of the year is figuring out how to get to the goal, whether it is downsizing a room, figuring out a better filing system for the home office, tidying a closet, or something else.

Our professional organizers at ClutterBGone are happy to help you identify an objective and create a plan to meet it, as well as working with you to achieve the goal in a way that you find comfortable. Contact us today to learn more.

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5 Decluttering Tips Minus the Overwhelm

If you have ever started to declutter your home or office, you might have quickly felt overwhelmed by the process. That feeling can be so strong that you procrastinate on the project, which only adds to the stress of it. As for what exactly is overwhelming you, it could be that you don’t feel you have the time to do so, that certain possessions bring up strong emotions or several other reasons.

To help you declutter a room, closet, or another physical space effectively without feeling overwhelmed, these five decluttering tips can be useful.

Decluttering Tip 1 Go Small

Start with a small area for your project. While you might like the idea of tackling the entire home interior in a day, that’s not a reasonable goal.

Instead, start with part of a room or even a shelf. Make that the goal for the day or even for the week. Why put exact pressure on yourself?

Decluttering Tip 2 Make as Clear Plan

Decide what you will declutter and when (day and time). Determine how long each day you will spend on this project if it extends more than a day.

Also, determine what you intend to do in the space and what you will do with the possessions you remove from there. By setting a plan, you are less likely to feel overcome with emotion that you lose motivation and stop midway.

Decluttering Tip 3 Deciding Where to Start

If you’re not sure where to declutter first in the home, begin with a spot that will likely have the most impact. It could be the entryway that people see as soon as you open the front door, for example, or the bedroom so that you can enjoy a calmer environment that is conducive to deep sleep.

When you use this approach, you are more likely to see a big difference right away. Having that positive result will uplift and encourage you to continue to tackle messes throughout the rest of the house.

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Decluttering Tip 4 Talk with Your Partner

If decluttering seems hard because your partner is not supportive of your decluttering efforts, then it is best to speak openly with them. It may be hurtful that you’re open to clearing out many of your possessions, yet they don’t want to part with any of theirs.

Recognize that just as you likely needed time to conclude that decluttering is in your best interests, your partner, too, will benefit from time. If they aren’t ready to part with something, respect that. Suggest other items you would appreciate them tossing and explain why.

Decluttering Tip 5 There’s No Need to Be Perfect

In fact, there’s no such thing as perfection. So, avoid overwhelming yourself by trying to create a room that looks like it would be pictured in a magazine.

Those photos feature staged interiors, which means they are not everyday living spaces. Be realistic about your family’s needs and recognize that you are making a positive difference by doing this project.

If You Still Feel Overwhelmed

While the tips above will help you feel less overwhelmed as you declutter the home, but you may still feel there are obstacles. Thankfully, you’re not alone. Our professional organizers provide experienced assistance in a comfortable, supportive way. Reach out today to learn more about the process.

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How to Love Your Home Again During Covid-19

With so much time spent indoors during COVID-19, it’s easy to see why many people have fallen out of love with their homes. Being in the same environment day after day can make the place feel lackluster.

Thankfully, there are ways to refresh the homestead, which is a much more affordable option than moving to a new property. Here are some great suggestions to try in order to love your home again.

Move Furniture Around

If you aren’t satisfied with a room’s layout, then it’s time to do something productive about it. Moving around the furniture can make the living room, bedroom or another space more inviting, not to mention more functional.

Finding a great layout starts with deciding on a focal point for the room, such as a television or fireplace. Then face the couch toward it, with additional chairs at the  sides. Decide where to place tables so that drinks and the TV remote are easily accessible.

Add Plants

Indoor plants are a wonderful way to refresh a living space. If you have a corner that no furniture seems to fit into, then a plant or tree can fill the area nicely to love your homecomplete the room or hallway.

You might even place different types of greenery of varying heights into the corner, rather than just a single item, for a dynamic look. If you like the grouping idea, try adding smaller plants for a coffee table centerpiece too.

Create a Statement Wall

Make a major change in a room easily with a statement wall. Select a bright colour for the one wall that compliments the neutral shade on the other walls. If you want to take it a step further, use tape to create stripes or another pattern on the single wall.

If you’d rather not paint, then add temporary wallpaper instead. It’s a simple way to update the look of a bedroom without committing to it long-term.

Tidy Up

When your house is messy, it’s harder to love it because all you see is what needs tidying up. So, commit to spending time regularly organizing the rooms, and try to keep them tidy.

Seeing the progress will encourage you to keep the house clean, and you will likely find joy again in the same rooms that used to stress you out with the messes. As you’re plugging away at the process of straightening up, focus on the positive aspects of what you’re doing rather than seeing it as a chore.

Making a House into a Home

Given how much time you’re liking spending indoors right now, it’s important to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and uplifts your spirits, rather than being a source of stress. If you’re not sure where to start with organizing and decluttering, we are now available to assist in-home with services that meet public health guidelines.

We ask staff and clients to have a mask or face covering. Also, we regularly wash our hands, wear gloves (where needed), and limit the number of people within one space at a time.

We are pleased to be able to support you once again! Your health and safety are vital to us, and we are happy to answer any questions. Reach out today. We want you to love your home once again!

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Tips To Organizing Your Garden Shed for Summer

If you enjoy gardening, then you know that it’s a great way to calm the mind and enjoy the outdoors. But the stress can return after a peaceful weekend afternoon in the yard when you return the tools to a messy garden shed. To help you maintain your sense of calm, here are tips for organizing your garden shed for summer.

Get Shelving and Bins

If your shed lacks shelves, then it’s no wonder that the space is chaotic. Gardening involves a range of items, from planters to handheld tools, and don’t even get us started on soil mixtures. These things require a simple storage area within the shed, or they will quickly take over the interior.

One of the first organizing your garden shed steps, therefore, is investing in a sturdy open shelving unit. You may find that you need more than one, depending on if you store additional supplies there than only gardening-related ones.

Metal shelves are designed to hold heavy items and have an industrial look that suits a gardening shed. Plus, the shelves are usually adjustable so that you can tailor it to the height of the stored items.

Lastly, get metal or plastic bins for the shelves to help prevent clutter. Sort the items and put them into the baskets accordingly. For example, you might put seed packets in one, garden tools in another, and gloves in a third one.

Organizing Your Garden ShedUse Wall Hanging Hooks

Wall-mounted hooks are very useful. They can be used to create a tool rack so that you can easily grab long tools like hoes and shovels when you want to use them.

This storage solution uses wall space that would otherwise likely be empty. Add a larger hook to hang the garden hose on so that you’re not stepping on it or searching for where you put it the last time.

Create a Potting Bench

Find room for a potting bench within your garden shed so that you can transplant seedlings and do other gardening activities. It could be as simple as using an old table or find easy DIY tutorials online to build the work bench you’ve always dreamed of.

Hang a Corkboard

Keep a seasonal calendar hung from a corkboard on the wall of the garden shed. Within it, mark when you do certain garden and lawn chores, such as when the grass was mowed last and mulched beds.

Among the maintenance tasks for summer are fertilizing flowers and vegetables monthly and checking for insect damage or disease. The calendar can help you keep your garden at its best in summer. Keep the schedule up the rest of the year and continue to do tasks so that the exterior doesn’t get neglected.

Final Words on Garden Shed Organization

An organized garden shed can make your hobby more enjoyable. Now you will easily find items and know exactly when you are running low on twine or something else because you’ll see it’s running low. Enjoy the calmness too that comes with a place that is clean and tidy.

If you look around your shed and feel overwhelmed by the idea of starting to clear the clutter, reach out to our professional organizers for help. We are only a phone call away and are happy to provide suggestions for your storage dilemmas.

 

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How to Organize Work and Personal Life during COVID-19

If you are working from home during COVID-19, you likely are trying to create a temporary work area and adapt to doing your job functions remotely. As if that’s not enough, add in homeschooling kids during massive school closures and a partner who also is at home more than usual. Let us provide some helpful tips on how to organize work and personal life during these pandemic times.

The Modern Home Environment

The work and personal spheres of your life are likely converging in ways that they never did before. For example, you might work late into the night because of family interruptions throughout the day or wonder when to make a business call without worry about background noise.

Amidst all this change, how do you maintain a separation between family and professional responsibilities? The key is getting organized.

Separate Your Workstation

Set up your work area in a part of the house that is far removed from the family, if possible. In a small home, try to have at least a door you can close off from the noisiest part of the house when you need silence to concentrate or to get on a work call.

Having quiet when you require it will help minimize family distractions so you can end your workday at a reasonable time and enjoy time with them afterward. Close the door to the office, and don’t open it until your next workday to help maintain that distinction.

Set the Boundaries

In addition to physically separating the work area, make it clear to the family that it’s to be treated as separate. Explain to them that you are not to be interrupted when you are in the room with the door closed unless it’s an emergency.

Emphasize that these boundaries are firm, not flexible. That way, your mind stays on the job during working hours.

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Take the Same Approach to Technology

Also, consider separating the tech in your life according to whether it’s for work or personal use. For example, you might create a new email address for personal purposes so that you don’t have to sign in to the work one during off-hours.

Also, take the time to examine your phone notifications. If you are receiving a lot of app notifications from work colleagues during free time but aren’t required to respond to them immediately, then engage the “do not disturb” feature until the next workday.

These small changes can significantly reduce the temptation to check on work on your own time. Having this mental break from the home office can help recharge your batteries, so you’re more productive when back at the home office.

Organizing Personal and Professional Areas Right Now

During this temporary time, keeping work separate from the usually removed home life is a challenge for many people. The suggestions above can help you separate the two so that you’re more productive at work and can fully enjoy family time at the end of the day.

To find out more about how to organize your home office to be as efficient as possible, contact our professional organizers for a virtual appointment. Rather than coming into your home in person, we are happy to help you through video calls to create a more functional home for both work and personal life. Reach out today to speak with a friendly member of our team!

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Top 5 Home Organizing and Cleaning Tips

If all or part of your home lacks organization, and it’s tough to stay on top of cleaning tasks, the insights below can help you feel in control again. Your home is a place to unwind and relax, which is much easier to do when your living space is free of clutter. These five home organizing tips today can help you start enjoying your home again.

Organizing Tip 1: Purge Before Figuring Out Storage Solutions

As soon as you hear the word “organize,” your first inclination might be to head to the store to buy storage baskets and other supplies. But that’s not the most efficient method, contrary to popular belief.

Instead, purge your home of any excess items first. After all, you won’t know how best to organize the kitchen, bedroom closet, or another part of the residence until you determine what you truly need.

You’ll have less stuff to store when you sort things first and will use fewer storage containers than if you did the steps the other way around. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll only have in the home the things that matter to you and your family, and everyone can enjoy a clutter-free space.

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Home Organizing Tip 2: Small Cupboards? Try Shelf Risers

Make the most of cupboards and cabinets with shelf risers. The handy shelving makes use of vertical space that otherwise would go empty.

This organizational tip is a great alternative to stacking items, especially when they’re breakables like cups and bowls in the kitchen that could tip and fall. Plus, it has such a clean look.

Shelf risers come in various lengths and widths to fit within your cabinets and other areas. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, make them yourself.

Home Organizing Tip 3: Take Time in the Clothes Closet

Donating like-new clothes that you don’t wear because the fit isn’t flattering or for another reason is tough to do. But think how great it would be only to have the items you wear in your closet.

Not only would the closet appear larger than before, but you also wouldn’t have to weed through clothing to find what you want to wear today. So, how do you get this job done, finally?

The answer is to remove anything from your closet that you haven’t worn in two years. This length of time allows for fluctuations in weather and for tasks such as painting or yard work that help explain keeping some well-worn clothes.

Create piles for keep, donate, sell, and trash. Of course, keep the pieces you love to wear, but donate those in good condition that you never take off hangers. Make sure you take the charity items to the non-profit right away, or they might creep back into your closet!

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Home Organizing Tip 4: Storage Limits

If your home is overrun with kids’ toys, then implement the “keep one, donate one” rule. For each new one that your child wants to bring into the house, let them know that they’ll have to put one into the donation basket. This rule means that toy area will never grow out of hand.

This organizational tip is also a great way to involve the children in your quest to declutter the house and teach them good habits for when they’re homeowners one day. Plus, they learn the value of donating things to those who are less fortunate.

Home Organizing Tip 5: Multiple Uses for Dryer Sheets

When it comes to getting rid of debris and dust around the house, especially when it’s hard to ignore on a bright and sunny day, dryer sheets come to the rescue. Use a sheet to wipe off baseboards easily, and another one for cleaning the grime off pots and pans.

Also, wipe a dryer sheet across the shower door to remove scum from the shower door, and toss one in the dirty laundry basket to remove odors until wash day.

Do you want more home organizing and cleaning tips or aren’t sure quite where to start at home? Reach out to us for decluttering solutions. We are happy to provide tips specifically for your home and lifestyle to maximize the space and ease your mind.

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Overwhelmed? Home Organizing Support Can Solve That

It’s one thing to get organized at home and quite another to stay that way. If you have taken the initiative to clear away excess “stuff” around the homestead yourself or used a professional like us, then you’re likely not wanting to go right back to square one. Instead, stay on top of your home organizing with our continued support services.

Your Home is Organized, But…

Your home has a newly organized bedroom closet, home office, and other areas. Terrific! But you can’t seem to shake the worry that it will all become jumbled again when life resumes its busy pace.

That fear isn’t unfounded, especially if you’ve had trouble keeping on top of a tidy home before. It’s easy to get caught up in today’s to-do list, including driving kids, going to work, figuring out what to serve at dinnertime, and somehow fitting in time for exercise to maintain good health.

Among the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to think that you’ll get to putting things away tomorrow, or you’ll sort mail next week. But then the days come and go with those piles only growing higher rather than reducing, your sense of overwhelm can start to grow too.

Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone.

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What Does Home Organizing Support Look Like?

It’s a helping hand. Supportive and non-judgmental.

Our experienced team keeps your place arranged how you want it to be. Let us take the weight off your shoulders so you can attend to other tasks or enjoy a much-deserved break from home maintenance.

As for the services available, they include switching seasonal clothing over in closets to maximize space, keeping filing systems up to date, and tallying up supplies, so you know at a glance what you need for home or office. Other popular services are mail processing and file archival.

If you have another task that you’d like us to do, simply ask, and we’d be happy to help clear clutter and keep it that way for you. We always respect your privacy and work efficiently in one or several rooms, depending on your needs, to provide the best service without ever getting in your way.

Staying on Top of Organization Feels Good

It’s a great feeling to look out on a clear desk or open a drawer in the kitchen and see everything in its functional place. There’s a feeling of tranquility that comes from having a clutter-free residence.

Staying in control of your home organizing is also a significant time-saver as you won’t have to hunt for things scattered around rooms. Also, if a guest pops by unannounced, there’s no need to frantically try to hide clutter because there isn’t any!

Whether we provided the original storage solutions for your house or not, we’re here to maintain your current system, so it doesn’t get out of hand or disorganized.

Chaos doesn’t have to be a part of your living space; once it’s clear, let’s keep it that way. Just tell us how we can help maintain the flow of your home, and we’ll do so! Reach out today to book an appointment.

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5 Organizing Tips To Make Your Home Dementia Friendly

There’s no question that we all need a certain amount of organization in our daily lives. After all, this gives you some kind of peace and control. And when you live with or are taking care of someone with dementia, this becomes even more important. Learn how to organize your home to make it safe and friendly for those living with dementia.

Tip 1: Set Up Home Routines

One of the best things you can do to stay organized in your home when someone has dementia is to set up a routine. This is just like when you have a baby. A routine helps to deliver comfort and security in an uncertain world.

It’s best to have an activity and care plan in place that allows everyone in the home to know all the activities that are planned for each day. Place the plan somewhere in the home that’s very central and noticeable – perhaps a whiteboard in the kitchen and direct them to it each day. The fewer changes you make to the plan, the better. For example, if the person in your home suffering from dementia is used to reading a book after lunch,  avoid scheduling a doctor’s appointment at that time.

Tip 2: Use Labels

Labels and signs in the home can be extremely helpful for someone with dementia. After all, they can help them find items they need regularly or simply find the way to the bathroom or the kitchen.

Using signs for medication use should also be considered. A simple sign serves as a reminder that they need to take the medication at a specific time, drink a glass of water or eat a snack.

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Tip 3: Find A Place For Everything

As we mentioned above, home organizing is incredibly important for someone with dementia. The truth is that it’s not hard for people with dementia to struggle to remember where to find things in the kitchen, for example. In case they are trying to prepare tea and they can’t remember that the mugs are in one place and the tea bag in a different place, they won’t probably even bother looking for them. And this can end up hurting their overall health causing frustration. Don’t move items around to different places in the home. Keep things functional and in their designated places, and ensure you use labels and signs as mentioned above.

Tip 4: Reduce Decisions

While you shouldn’t prevent people with dementia from their options, it is wise to reduce the number of their decisions. Simply put, you need to find a balance so that they are still allowed to choose but not to a point where they may feel overwhelmed.

For example, if you need to take this person to the doctor, allow them to choose the outfit. However, instead of opening the wardrobe and letting them choose from a wide variety of pieces, you can simply grab 2 or 3 outfits at most and let them choose from those.

Tip 5: Keep Their Surroundings Clutter Free

It’s important to keep their surroundings as clutter free as you can to avoid overwhelm and frustration. Researchers from Princeton University found that clutter can actually have an impact on ones ability to focus on a given task – specifically stating that the visceral cortex can get overwhelmed by task irrelevant objects. If this is possible for someone without dementia, think about how much more important is is to keep your space clutter free and organized for one suffering with dementia. In the bedroom for example, remove all clutter from the floor to ensure your loved one doesn’t trip and fall – keeping all shoes and slippers in the closet when not in use. Situate their bed so it’s facing the way to the bathroom, leaving the bathroom light on at night. In the kitchen, ensure surfaces are clutter free and that there is a space for everything.

Home organizing may not be very easy when you live with or need to take care of someone with dementia. However, it doesn’t need to be hard either. Overall, you need to think that home organizing is crucial to ensure the person doesn’t feel agitated, frustrated or stressed – and most importantly, for their overall safety. If you find yourself in the position of needing to organize your home to accommodate someone with dementia and need a little extra support – feel free to call us! We’re more than happy to help and make this an easy transition for all involved.

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Holiday Organizing Tips

The holidays are an absolute wonderful time of year, without question. However, sometimes, we’re left feeling more stressed-out over our to-do lists and planning to enjoy it fully. We’re hoping to help you out a little here, with some holiday organizing tips.

There’s An App For That

We all tend to stress-out a little (or a lot) over our shopping lists and to-do lists this time of year. But what if we had an app to help us stay focused and on-track? Zapier has provided a list of iphone apps that will help you list and keep track of your shopping items, gifts, groceries and more. And Ubuntupid shares their top Android to-do list apps here. I’ve used the simple Samsung Notes app to keep track of my holiday shopping list. I’ve found it quite helpful in keeping me organized this time of year. Using a list will ensure you don’t over-spend, or buy the same gift twice by mistake!

 

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Manage The Unneeded Gift Clutter

Just because someone has given you a gift, doesn’t mean you have to keep it. The joy is in the giving and receiving. As Marie Kondo put it ‘Presents are not things, but a means for conveying someone’s feelings.’ Try not to keep a gift out of obligation or guilt. This will only clutter up your home with items that don’t bring you joy. Perhaps even consider re-gifting to someone you know will enjoy the gift very much.

Holiday Cards Are Everywhere

Holiday cards are coming by mail in the masses. Your counter spaces and table-tops are covered with holiday cards for lack of other places to put them. Consider archiving the ones you absolutely cherish – the ones with the family pictures attached for example. Place them in a keep sake tote and only display a few. We’ve even been known to display some of our favourites on the Christmas tree. Archiving some of the cards will cut down on the cluttered feeling – and you will have peace of mind knowing that the ones you wish to keep are filed away.

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Schedule Your Time

Time – oh my! This is maybe the biggest stressor over the holiday season. Try scheduling your time backwards from the holidays and block off specific time periods to do certain tasks. Don’t just block a Saturday off for ‘shopping’ – be as specific as you can. From 9-2pm on Saturday you’ll be Holiday shopping. Block off times for baking, wrapping, visiting. An organized calendar will help with the chaos the holiday season can sneak in.

Organize as many tasks as you can this holiday season and you might just find yourself enjoying this special time of year a little more than you have in the past. Our wish for you! If you need a little extra support – we’re always here.

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How To Make Storage Work in a Small Home

If you live in a small home, apartment or condo perhaps you find it difficult to make use of the space and it feels too cluttered and un-organized. We’ve seen this time and again with clients. Small spaces can be a fun challenge! Here are some ideas we’ve utilized in some of our clients smaller spaces to help them fall in love with their space again; leaving their homes more organized and relaxing.

Be Creative With Your Rooms and Spaces

Oftentimes in smaller homes, rooms will need to play double duty! Your living room and dining room may need to learn how to co-exist. Designating areas or zones will help clarify and determine what area of the room is used for what. This will also help determine which items belong where in those designated zones. Making sure that dining room items such as dishes or glassware make their way back to the dining cabinet or that remotes and such are to be left in the living room area only.

Your office could share space with a guest bedroom or your kids play area. With smaller spaces, every inch of space generally has to be utilized. Get creative with it.

Utilize Closets + Vertical Space

Utilizing your vertical space is definitely a must when living in a smaller space. It not only maximizes space in your closets, but maximizes space in living areas of the home as well. Get yourself some nice furniture pieces like the one below and make use of the shelving.

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Of course, closet organizers are life-savers when it comes to small-space organization. Find some easy to install organizers at ikea or your local hardware store and organize your shoes, winter clothes, even photo albums!

Be Choosy About What Comes In

We, of course, speak of this tip a lot. It’s so imperative to be mindful of what items come into your small home, and what items are going out. One of my clients with a smaller home says she purges on a very regular basis. If she didn’t, she finds herself getting overwhelmed by all the ‘stuff’ laying around without an organized home. Clutter is more noticeable in smaller spaces, we find. All-the-more reason to implement some storage systems in your small home and be diligent about what’s coming in and finding a place to be stored or organized, and what is going out to free up that needed space.

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The Floor Is Not A Storage Area

When you have a smaller space to work with, you may find it tempting to use the floor space as a storage area. Do you place bigger toys, musical instruments or the like on the floor for lack of a better area to keep them? This can all-too-quickly make your small space look cramped and cluttered. Make use of some of the tips above. Buy some attractive vertical shelving, make use of your closet spaces – but try not to place things on the floor. This sometimes seems like a good-enough option at the time, but it doesn’t give a fresh, clean, organized and spacious feel.

Organizing small spaces can be so much fun. It almost forces you to get creative with your rooms and closets. Less is more – especially when smaller homes are concerned. Have fun with it. And as always, if you need a little support and guidance – or are unsure of how to make your smaller home space more attractive and functional, give us a call! We’re happy to help.