Home Organization Tips and Benefits Straight from an Interior Designer

Having an organized home is such a cheerful thought. We experience plenty of stress from jobs, finances, and other areas of our lives. When we come home, we want to feel like we’re entering a safe haven from the demands of life.

Does your home provide a refuge from stress? Or is it causing you additional stress that you might not be aware of?

As the new year begins and we are hopeful of a fruitful year. One way to start out is bringing some better organization to your life. You can start organizing your home. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Start with One Small Area!

Home organization can start in an area where simple decluttering can be done. Pull every single item out. Then start with putting things you use most often just below eye level. Put heavy items closer to the bottom and items used not as much up high.

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Living in a cluttered home can create constant low-grade stress and subtly drain your energy. Thus, organized home can reduce stress related to lost items or lost information. You can manage many activities and deadlines more efficiently.

Home organization gains valuable storage space within your existing quarters. It helps you gain more energy and peace from your organized home while eliminating unnecessary tasks.

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Rearrange the Bookshelves!

If the vertical books are 12 inches tall, place three to four books horizontally up to four inches high. Organizing 60 percent of books vertically and 40 percent horizontally on the shelves creates balance yet spontaneity. I suggest stacking the horizontal books lower than vertical ones:

Having an organized home can instill confidence by knowing where things are in the home. It also means having more time to do things you really want to do. Most of all having a more attractive and inviting home

Declutter Thoughtfully!

Keep the things that you don’t use every day. You can also sort the things that you don’t use at all and donate it. These things may not be useful to you but there are still many others who can use it. Plus, spreading a little kindness is quite a fulfillment.

Label your things, jars, bins so that other members of the house can easily sort things well when they are cleaning up. Home organization should not only come from one person in the house. The cooperation of every member of the family can make a difference as well.

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Home organization can be overwhelming, especially if you try to tackle everything at one time. I suggest going room by room and incorporate everyday tips and tricks that will help keep your home much more organized than it was before. This will help you save time by not spending time looking for things. You can save money by not buying items you already have.

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Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct. They are matters of education and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. A home that is well organized brings more good things. It is also best to teach your child as early as possible in organizing things

Many believe in feng shui that a well-ordered home aligns vital energy in your life to bring good fortune in other areas of your life. Whether or not you believe that feng shui brings special good fortune. It’s hard to argue that an organized home wouldn’t bring additional benefits and reducing stress.

Any time is the right time to create an organized home. You can simplify your life and reduce the daily stress you experience by putting in relatively minimal effort to de-clutter, organize, and decorate your home. Let your home be your sanctuary.

Do you want to begin your new year free from stress?

If you need help in organizing your home. Contact designstiles and schedule your design consultation today

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