Organization tips and tricks

Whether you are in the process of showing your home for sale or just need a little extra inspiration for organizing your life, there are simple ways to ensure your home and mind are organized.

Make your bed every morning! It sounds silly, but something as simple as starting your day by making your bed can put you in the right mindset. Get a few extra throw cushions if you are staging your home to top it all off. It can make the room more sleek and stylish. There is just something about coming home to a made bed. You should also limit what is on your nightstand. Other than a clock and lamp it should be kept fairly empty. Invest in a nightstand with drawers if you have a habit of leaving things out.

Once you are up and at ‘em the organizing continues! Post breakfast, make sure you clean up so you don’t have to come home to a messy home or have to deal with it throughout the day. You can also take this time to straighten up the inside of the fridge and organize any mail. Throw out any junk mail you won't use and put bills and other important letters in a divided folder or mail holder.

Labelling will become your best friend. Label what is in each drawer, closet and storage space. This way once you have folded and put everything in its place you won’t have to destroy it to find what you are looking for. If you know that your hiking shoes are in a specific storage bin you are more likely to calmly look for it rather than rummaging through places it might not even be!

Get the whole family involved. It is much easier to get (and stay) organized when everyone in the house is on board. Make it simple—divide and conquer! Assign rooms to certain family members that use them (and disorganize them) the most. Whether that means putting everything in its place in the washroom, straightening out the shoes and front closet or emptying the dishwasher, simple daily tasks like this can seem overwhelming when you are doing it alone for the whole family.

By keeping these tips and tricks in mind you will be well on your way to an organized home.

Jeff Hewson

Jeff Hewson

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd., Brokerage*
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