5 Simple Ways to Get (and Stay) Organized


Lately I've been hearing more and more people saying "no" to more and more things because they complain that they're falling too far behind at home.  Bills are piling up.  Dinner isn't getting cooked on time.  

Disorganization at home can creep up on you, but once it's settled in, it's hard to pack it off again.  

Here are 5 quick tips on how to get and stay organized at home.

Start in the Kitchen

With most families spending the majority of their time in the kitchen, start here for maximum benefit. Make your grains, spices, and snacks work for you by storing them in easy-to-see, easy-to-stack and easy-to-spot glass or BPA-free plastic containers. The esthetic and ease of use will quickly brighten your pantry. Want to do it on a budget?  Shop thrift store and re-sale shops and stock up on old glass jars and containers.

With most families spending the majority of their time in the kitchen, start here for maximum benefit. Make your grains, spices, and snacks work for you by storing them in easy-to-see, easy-to-stack and easy-to-spot glass or BPA-free plastic containers. The esthetic and ease of use will quickly brighten your pantry.

Want to do it on a budget?  Shop thrift store and re-sale shops and stock up on old glass jars and containers.

Unify the Office

With papers, bills, and to-do lists piling up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your home office. Especially if your home office is little more than a section of the kitchen counter. Simplify this space by organizing papers and files into sleek, solid color boxes, drawers and cupboards, clearly labeled if possible. The clean design will add “structure” to the space while providing useful storage.

With papers, bills, and to-do lists piling up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your home office. Especially if your home office is little more than a section of the kitchen counter.

Simplify this space by organizing papers and files into sleek, solid color boxes, drawers and cupboards, clearly labeled if possible. The clean design will add “structure” to the space while providing useful storage.

Organize Your Drawers

Every house has a junk drawer. Make sure every drawer isn’t a junk drawer by using easy to install moveable drawer organizers. Because they aren’t fixed, it’s easy to add or remove items while keeping things spotless.

Every house has a junk drawer. Make sure every drawer isn’t a junk drawer by using easy to install moveable drawer organizers. Because they aren’t fixed, it’s easy to add or remove items while keeping things spotless.

Create a Throw Bowl

At your local home store or thrift stop, find a cute bowl for the kitchen counter or entryway. Make this the place you throw your mail, car keys, phone, etc. when you walk in the door. There will be no more cluttered counter space when everything is in one area and you’ll always know where to find your keys when you’re late for your morning meeting. Here's one caveat - make sure you don't allow your mail or pocket change to pile up here. 

At your local home store or thrift stop, find a cute bowl for the kitchen counter or entryway. Make this the place you throw your mail, car keys, phone, etc. when you walk in the door. There will be no more cluttered counter space when everything is in one area and you’ll always know where to find your keys when you’re late for your morning meeting.

Here's one caveat - make sure you don't allow your mail or pocket change to pile up here. 

Think Double-Duty

Choose products for your home that work double duty. Find beds and sofas with storage options beneath the cushions or bed frame. Another great option are ottomans with removable lids for storage.

Choose products for your home that work double duty. Find beds and sofas with storage options beneath the cushions or bed frame. Another great option are ottomans with removable lids for storage.

A well organized home is certainly a worthy goal.

Good luck!

Mama-Bino