The end of the year is nearing, and this means just one thing, the beginning of 2016. One of the most popular items on the new years resolution list is to get organized. This is a great way to start the new year. Create a clean new sheet on which to start a new year full of potential and freshness. The best way to start this new organised life is to get your home organized. This may sound like a huge task, but it is not as complicated at it first sounds. Transforming your home into a super organized functional space is a simple as finding a home for everything and throwing out everything that does not have a use. Although this process is not as easy as it sounds. Start with a list of what you want to do, then go through this list systematically. Here are a few extra tips to help you achieve that organized home dream.
When organising a house it is important that everything has a place. This is important as if everything has a home, nothing will be left out to clutter living spaces. This should apply to all areas of the house, not just the main living areas. Small, hidden spaces should be kept neat, tidy and organized as well. The wardrobe is a great example. The wardrobe is where our clothes are stored. This space should be neat and organized in order for it to function effectively. This wardrobe demonstrates how a tidy, organised wardrobe can be functional. There would never be a lost tie or a single shoe found in this super organized wardrobe. Use shelves, hangers and boxes to keep items neat. Arrange them into catagories. This wardrobe was designed by Elfa Deutschland.
When going through the house and identifying items to keep and what to throw out there are often items that are to be kept, but are not often used, and as such clutter the storage areas. Items such as snow gear, sporting equipment and winter clothing. Finding a place to put these can sometimes be a challenge. These items need to be stored in the secondary storage areas. These areas are for items that are to be kept, but are not in constant use. One clever storage area for these items is the space in the garage ceiling. Depending on the size of your garage, this may be a small space for just a few boxes, or a large space, taking up a full room or two. This garage has a large storage space and has been renovated to be used for much more than storage. Consider the space above the garage for storage.
When people have lived independently for a long time, they develop systems of doing things. These systems include the places where they keep and store items. This is particularly true of the kitchen. Plates are put in one spot, glasses another and all cleaning items are placed under the sink. When they move, these items will find a home in a similar position. This way there is no confusion as to where an item is. There are however drawers and cupboards that do not often get used. For these spaces it is a good idea to use labels. Labels can give you a quick reminder what items will be found in the drawer or cupboard. Place the labels on the inside of the cupboard door, or inside the top of drawers. This is a great way to find items quickly and easily.
In a modern house, there is often a limited amount of storage space. Modern designs are often based on sleek lines and a lack of clutter. This can make finding adequate storage a challenge. Although if you are inventive and imaginative, you can find storage solutions in the most unlikely of places. A large framed picture can be a great way to hide a storage solution. There is no indication there is anything behind this large and colourful painting. Consider placing a cabinet behind a large painting or framed picture. This will provide the room with a considerable amount of storage space. Use these cabinets for storing valuables, dvd’s or just the remote control.
A house with plenty of storage space is a great way to get super organised. These storage solutions can however take up a considerable amount of space, making the area seem cramped. One way to deal with this issue is with colour. Storage items like cupboards, drawers or trunks can be transformed from a practical item to an attractive style choice through a colour or clever design. When choosing storage soluions for a house, consider cupboards and drawers that are both attractive and practical. Bright and colourful cupboards, drawers or shelves are a great way to incorporate the storage item into the design of the room. This green cupboard is a great example. This would look great in a rustic or country cottage style house.
In order to organise a house completely it is necessary for all items to have a home. This can be a challenge for a household with a great deal of posessions. In these situations all spaces in the home must be utilsed for storage purposes. This can call for some creative solutions. One such creative solution is using the space above doorways. This space is often unused, or dead space, and as such a perfect space for storage. Use this space as a bookcase, shelving for small storage boxes or to display a collection. This room is a great example of how the space above a door can be used for storage space. By utilizing this underutilized space, it has allowed the room to be clutter free and spacious. This room was designed by Inglish Design.
With the upcoming new year, now is the time to overhaul the house and transform it into the organised dream you have always hoped it would be. This may seem like an enormous task and it is, but it is not as difficult as it sounds. With a plan and a lot of patience, anything can be achieved. When starting to organize a house, be sure to start by getting rid of anything that is not being used, then start with the fun task of organizing. These are just a few tips on how to best organize a house. For more ideas see 6 EfficientOrganisational Ideas for Your Kitchen.