Organizing Tips You Haven’t Tried

WardrobeYou may be bored of the same-old, same-old ideas for organizing your home. Some you may have already tried, while others just don’t seem to be a good fit. Check out these fresh, creative tips to organize your home that are new and different. Don’t let clutter stress you out or drain your energy!

Bare it All

When organizing your clothing drawers, you probably stack items one on top of the other. What good is that? This only forces you to rifle through the stack when you’re looking for something, causing mess and hassle. Try folding your clothes small and tight, storing them in your drawer standing up instead of flat, suggests Real Simple. This way, you can take in everything with one glance, choose what you need, and move on – leaving everything else intact. Bonus: you’ll end up wearing clothing you don’t usually wear because of the extra exposure. When stacking shirts, you may only wear what’s at the top.

Store Like Items Together

By spreading items out over several bins, drawers and baskets, it’s too easy to forget what you own and mistakenly buy more. If you keep all your stationery, pens, stamps and other office supplies in one desk drawer, for instance, you always have a running inventory of what you have and what you need. Plus, it’s easy to find what you need fast.

De-Clutter Your Work Space

Whether you work from home or in an office, you likely have pictures of your dog or your kids on your desk, drawings from your five year old, and other mementos of things your loved ones have given you. Experts say these only serve as distractions, sapping you of your focus and concentration every time you look at them. Hotel rooms have it right: clean, no-fuss work desks with no creativity-draining distractions. So, while the rest of your home may be riddled with family photos (which is great!), your immediate work area should be clutter free.

Write Effective, Concise To-Do Lists

Many people scribble to-do lists and get much satisfaction from crossing off each item as they are done. However, you may feel as though the list is never completely done. The way you’re writing your list may be all wrong. You’re probably being too general. Instead of writing vague, mixed instructions, such as grocery shopping, laundry, gym, get specific so you’re sufficiently motivated.

Write down your short- and long-term goals, then come up with additional to-do lists, separated out by task. For a results-oriented list, go with terms like “work out for 30 minutes,” “resolve fee dispute at bank,” “drink more water today,” and “buy brownie mix for Tommy’s school party.”

Once you feel more organized, you will feel more calm and at ease. Judd Builders has lots of organization tips when it comes to every room of your home. Call us to tap into some creative ideas!