When you think of clutter, disorganization, and places in your home that stress you out, what comes to mind? For many, the first three areas they think of are their laundry room, pantry, and bedroom closet. Why are these areas so stressful? They’re commonly used each day and store a wide range of items. Without an organization plan and proper storage, they can get out of hand rather quickly.
So how do you get a hold of these spaces and keep them clean and organized? We’re sharing how we prioritize organization in these spaces, regardless of the size of the room you’re working with.
The laundry room might seem like the place in your home where your organization falls apart, but it’s actually one of your best opportunities to keep it all together. Not only does your laundry room serve as a space to organize clothing and items you’ll soon be putting away in other places. It can also offer its own storage solution for items that may have no other home in your house.
- Choose closed storage options to hide things like cleaning supplies, mops, detergency, and other overflow items.
- Add hanging rods or hooks for clothing you need to steam, dry, hang, and store in a hidden space.
- If you frequently use an ironing board, choose an option that folds up and out of sight when you’re done using it to maximize your space.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, where people gather to enjoy food, share stories, and make connections. A serene and welcoming kitchen first starts with an organized space: mainly, the pantry. Because your pantry is used daily and items are constantly being used and replenished, it’s important to have a system in place that puts things away where they belong.
- Categorize your areas including shelves, dividers, baskets, and drawers. Have a home for each type of item helps you know where to find things and makes bringing in new items more seamless.
- Consider investing in beech drawers if your pantry doesn’t already have them. Beech drawers pull out from the wall and allow for extra deep storage.
- In addition to beech drawers, shelves and wire baskets that pull out also allow for maximum space. When you can see the items in each nook and cranny, you are more likely to use those items, know where to find them, and utilize all of the space you have to work with.
3. Bedroom Closet
For us, the home begins in the closet. This is a space that holds our most personal items and is one of the first and last areas of the home we touch each day. Because you spend so much time in your closet, it’s important to have it organized in a way that works for you. Forget the days of being rushed out the door because you can’t find the shoes or jacket you’re looking for. Your bedroom closet is the perfect area to store all things clothing and shoes.
- Categorize the different areas of your closet by designating shelves, racks, and drawers to specific items. This will help you know exactly where to find each item.
- Utilizing draw dividers can also help you maximize your space. Some items like socks and t-shirts may not need an entire drawer to themselves. Share the space while still staying organized and separated.
- Color coordinate your closet or group things by season. Choose a system that works for you and helps you stay organized. If color-coding your items aren’t for you, try grouping like things together, such as blouses, bottoms, and sweaters.
- Because our closets can change over the years, it’s also important to clean them out every so often. Get rid of things that no longer fit you or that you no longer use. This will make room for new items and may even free up space for you to add more storage to your closet.
Above all else, having a plan and organization system that suits your needs and is something you can keep up with is important. Staying organized takes some work but can save you time and headaches in the long run. If you’re looking for a storage system in your laundry room, pantry, or closet, Victory Closets is here to help. Chat with our team today about your needs!