Don’t let chaos take over (again)
Let me guess… At least one person living in your home is messy. If not them, perhaps that person is you. Haha — we won’t judge! Whether dealing with a toddler, a pack of elementary schoolers, or an I’ll-just-set-this-here spouse, maintaining an organized home can feel like an uphill battle.
Whether you’ve invested in professional organizing services or you are trying to go at it alone, you’ll want to implement these tips to keep your shared spaces tidy on the daily.
It is no secret that we organization pros are obsessed with our label makers, and here’s why: It’s impossible for us to remember where everything goes every time. Drawers, bins, and even different areas on the same shelf should contain a label that tells you and your household what goes where.
If you have kids who can’t read yet, consider using picture labels, such as a sticker of shoes for where their shoes go, etc. When we organize spaces for young families, fun stickers are our best tool (and the kids LOVE them).
If coats pile up in layers on the coat hooks, if shoes crowd the entryway, if toys overflow on the shelves, or if toiletries are constantly taking over the bathroom countertop (despite everything having its designated place), it’s time to lay down the law of limitations.
– How many coats per coat hook? One.
– How many bottles on the bathroom counter? None.
– How many shoes by the front door? One pair per human, lined up nicely in a designated area.