I need an organized home! With the move and renovations, we are in a shambles!

We like to leave things really late in our house so we are in chaos before bumpelina arrives. So when Victoria mentioned this guest post it couldn’t have come at a better time and has been so useful for us! Everyone needs an organized home but as parents it can be difficult to find a system that works and that is sustainable. I love Victoria’s tips and I think you will find you have a more organized home as a result too! Over to Victoria…

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Victoria is a true home improvement and DIY fanatic. She’s passionate about writing, sharing tips and DIY projects. When she’s not writing you can find her traveling and exploring with her dog or in a tea shop making difficult decisions about which tea would be perfect for her next cup. You could say she’s an avid tea-drinker. You can also find her on Twitter!

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There are many people who secretly wish they could be more organized and have a neat home. College students who first move from home and have a ton of things they have to put in a small dorm they’re sharing with a roommate, older adults who move to their own apartments, your families that just bought their first house… All of these people need help with an organized home, and we’re here to offer good advice and a few useful tips for decluttering. It doesn’t matter if you live alone or you share your home with somebody, neat home will leave you feeling more relaxed and accomplished.

Living Room 

Take a good look at your living room to see what’s the best way to move in order to get to the hallway or the kitchen. If that way is blocked with an armchair, couch, or a coffee table, the natural flow of traffic is interrupted. Make different areas in the living room: one for watching the TV, one for drinking coffee, and one for socializing with friends. Make sure there are enough seats so that nobody has to sit on the floor, and use adjustable tables that can double up as a coffee table if need be. Install some ceiling shelves – they are great for storing things and they won’t take your much-needed space.

organized home living room collage

Kitchen

Organizing a kitchen is tricky, because there isn’t much furniture there, but there are plenty of smaller things which pile up and make a mess easily. By attaching a simple magazine holder to the inside of a cupboard you will get a useful space for keeping lids of your pots and pans in order. Use a lazy Susan to keep items which are sticky and spill easily, like your honey jar. You can easily take lazy Susan out of your cabinet and clean it, but cleaning the cabinet itself is always a nightmare. Speaking of cabinets, you can use tension rods to create dividers in them which will allow you to place baking pans and cutting boards more easily.  One more thing – get rid of the ‘junk drawer’ or at least make it more organized with a drawer organizer which will allow you to group similar things together.

organised home kitchen collage

Bedroom

Your bedroom should be an oasis of peace you return to after a stressful day, but unfortunately it often ends up as covered with clothes you took off or took out of the closet to try it on. Laundry that needs to be done, books you’re thinking about reading before going to bed, boxes of shoes you’ve tucked under the bed… Bedrooms can be messy. Add some built-in shelves to help you keep the order, and pick an ottoman that can also be used for storing things. Place the ottoman at the foot of the bed and keep your purses or your spare sheets in there.

organised Home bedroom collage

Bathroom

As we get older, we realize that our bathrooms are filled with different bottles and things for hygiene that we never thought we’d use. Towels, makeup, hairdryer and straightener, linen, and toiletries are just some of the things that can be found in any bathroom. Take a good look at all your shampoos, lotions, crèmes, and makeup and toss anything that’s old and that you haven’t used in a while. Attach several self-adhesive cups with flat backs to the inside of your medicine cabinet and use them for storing toothbrushes, combs, toothpaste, and makeup brushes. Also, mason jars attached to rustic wooden board look stylish and make a great storage space.

organized home bathroom collage

Store The Unnecessary Things

Now that you’ve gotten rid of all the clutter, what can you do with it? Throwing it away isn’t always an option, but sometimes you just don’t have enough room in a house for all the things. Getting a storage unit is a good solution because you can always go back and take out things when you need them, and they won’t be taking up much of your garage or pantry space at home. You can always opt for practical mobile self storage services where you’ll have professional help with both packing and relocating your things to a storage unit. When you feel like it’s time for redecorating, simply go to your storage unit and take your things back.

living room photo

We all wish we could be living in a neat and organized home, but sometimes we just don’t know where to begin. If you make an effort and organize your home, you will realize just how much space there is and you’ll spend less time cleaning up. Not just that, but you’ll be more likely to find a thing you’re looking for much faster than before because you won’t have to go through all the clutter.

We all want an organized home and this room by room, step by step guide is a fantastic guest post that has definitely helped me and can help you too!

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28 comments on “Organized Home: Step by Step, Room by Room”

  1. I need to re model my home. WE are planning on it so I love looking at all the awesome appliances that I may buy lol. I think Planning it out is the most fun part.

  2. These are some great tips to keep everything looking nice and organized. Will definitely be using some of this tips and always busy and not often I get to take a whole day to clean up. So I feel that maybe if I do a room a day it would be a lot easier.

  3. Okay I’m definitely saving this! We’re about to move into our knew home and I need all the help I can get!

  4. The tips you listed are just a wake-up call! Yeah, there really a lot to be done, I thought, my home was very well organized until I stumbled on this write-up! Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Organization is definitely key to a smooth running house in my opinion. There are a couple rooms in my house that need some help.

  6. So many great ideas. I’m big on keep clutter at bay, while also making sure I can easily access I items I use frequently. Using a lazy Suzanne in kitchen cabinets or the pantry is a great idea.

  7. I looove the look of your room. Neat, fabulous and elegant. Wish our home will be like this! I admire you.

  8. We are so unorganized right now. We’ll be tackling it though soon enough because we will be moving so its something we need to do rather quickly! This will be helpful!

  9. I do love an organized home…although with three kids it is definitely a lot more like organized chaos at this point 🙂 These are excellent tips though, definitely going to try the storage ottoman – that is a great idea!

  10. I really love have an organised home, which I do every morning. Soon as everyone is home, bang it goes, all messy again. 4 kids for you!! Haha. Love you post xx

  11. My house is anything but organized. I try and keep it as organized as I can with a toddler. We’re in the middle of moving but waiting for our home to be built so were in just in the process of waiting. Hopefully when we are finally moved in we will be fully organized.

  12. I love an organised home! This is a really helpful post, especially breaking it down room by room! I think our home is pretty good on the most part!

  13. I would say my house is pretty clean for the most part but I do like clean countertops and I have been working really hard at keeping them clean. But I have certain family members that always pile stuff on top of the counter tops which drives me crazy .

  14. The one thing that bothers me the most about my house is how unorganized it is. I like to have everything in its place. I really need to get things the way that I want them and have them stay that way.

  15. I have been working on organizing my home lately. It feels so much better when spaces are clean and free of clutter. I think I have taken 3 or 4 car loads to donation already!

  16. I love the idea of attaching cups to the inside of the medicine cabinet!! This can save us so much space in our small bathroom. Thanks.

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