Creating a well-organized home can create more room for fun in your daily life. With a few simple systems and strategies, you can declutter, categorize, and maintain a functional space that is both practical and visually appealing. Let’s explore The Home Edit’s best home organization tips and tricks to help you achieve a well-organized and stunning home.
(Hint: the Ruggable x The Home Edit Collection is a great way to instantly elevate any room in your home.)
#1 Edit: Removing the Unnecessary
The Home Edit co-founders Joanna and Clea will tell you that the first step to organizing any space is to edit and declutter. Take a critical look at the area you want to organize and remove any unnecessary items. Discard expired products and donate/sell/throw away duplicates and things that haven’t been used in the past year. By doing so, you’ll create more space and make it easier to find and access the items you truly need.
#2 Categorize: Grouping for Easy Access
Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, it’s time to categorize your belongings. Group similar items together based on their function and frequency of use. This approach allows for easy access and helps you prioritize things you use every day (hello, TV remote!). Whether it’s organizing linens and decorations by holiday or season, categorizing items will streamline your daily routines and save you time searching for things.
#3 Contain: Create a Clutter-Free Home
Containment is key to maintaining a clutter-free home. For an effective storage solution, utilizing clear bins offers visibility into their contents, allowing for effortless organization without rummaging through each container. For a more stylish approach, use handwoven baskets that add aesthetic charm while concealing items that might be considered eye sores.
Bonus tip: designate a specific area, such as an open bin near the front door, as a drop zone for essential items like keys, purses, wallets, and anything you need before leaving. This designated spot will prevent those small, frequently misplaced items from causing chaos in your home.
#4 Maintain: Simplify and Reward Yourself
To keep your systems organized and efficient, simplify your methods. Utilize color-coding and labels for quick identification of items. Whether it’s color-coding your files or labeling storage boxes, these visual cues will make it easier to maintain your organized space.
You did it! So, reward yourself after completing organizational tasks. Treat yourself to something you enjoy (ice cream sandwich anyone?) or take a moment to appreciate the tidiness you’ve achieved. This positive reinforcement will motivate you to continue maintaining a well-organized home.
#5 Add Style and Function with Washable Ruggable Rugs
To make any room in your home more functional and stunning, consider adding a Ruggable rug. The Ruggable x The Home Edit Collection offers a range of stylish and versatile washable rugs that can instantly elevate the look of any space. Not only do these rugs add comfort and fun to your floors, but they’re machine-washable, making them practical for high-traffic areas or homes with pets or kids.
Organizing your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By implementing The Home Edit’s systems and maintenance habits, you can transform your space into a well-organized and visually appealing haven. Remember to edit, categorize, contain, maintain, and add a touch of style with the Ruggable x The Home Edit Collection. Happy organizing!