Incorporating simple streamlining tactics into your abode can make it feel more spacious and cozy, no renovation required.
These five organizing tips will leave any home feeling more peaceful, intentional and comfortable.
1. Separate Your Space into Zones
You know the old phrase, “A place for everything, and everything in its place?”
This approach is a great way to keep any household organized, or to help you start your home on a path toward organization.
Take the saying a step further by assigning zones for your daily functions and keeping everything in its zone.
Start by considering your family’s habits. Do you often find keys hidden underneath a pile of papers and mail on the kitchen counter?
Designate a zone for each of these things.
Here are some sample zones to get you started:
- Headed-out-the-door zone. Set up a mail station, with clearly labeled spots for incoming and outgoing mail, as well as bills.
- Schoolwork zone. This zone is perfect for families with children. Maybe your schoolwork zone is where your kids do their homework, and where they leave forms for you to sign and return.
- Pet zone. Keep your pup’s food container, grooming supplies, and toys in one convenient area. A pet zone makes it easy to scan and see if you need to stock up on cat treats, and it saves you from wandering the house to find the leash.
Use zones to distinguish between open areas in your home. Contrasting paint colors are a subtle way to partition space, or you can divvy up the room with standalone furniture like an oversized sofa or shelf.
With these new “zoning laws,” areas in your home will quickly come together to create a sense of neat, efficient comfort.
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