Of course there are spring cleaning and New Year’s organization, but anyone trying to keep home or even half together knows this is a year-round battle streamline. This is why we hired Lisa Ruff, she is the expert behind the scenes Neat method, Provide their best organizational skills to prepare your home for one of the busiest seasons of the year.
Whether you are preparing your children for returning to school or adapting yourself to new work habits, autumn is the time for a new start. Before the holidays, it’s time to focus on and conquer some goals.
Then why not Set up your home Did you make it? Using the following Ruff organization techniques, you will prioritize which areas of the organization space you should focus on, and then, most importantly, be able to maintain this state.Keep reading, lining up for the fall playlist or podcast, And busy perfecting your space.
Start by organizing the space that has the greatest impact on your daily life.
Are you not motivated to exercise because it is troublesome to untie tights? Is it stressful to let your child go out in the morning? The positive impact of organizing these spaces will inspire you to continue the rest of the home. But don’t start with the space where you need to edit your beloved graphic T-shirt collection! It is best to save after you have several rooms and have reveled in the benefits of living in an organized home.
Want to be small.
You need enough time to complete the project completely, otherwise the unnecessary projects will slowly reappear. This is not just about editing and organizing, you may also need to use up and buy organizing products or donate to projects that are no longer needed.
Use negative (or white) space correctly.
This is one of our favorite organizational skills. It is very important in all homes, especially in small spaces. White space can rest your eyes, create a sense of calm, and ensure easy access to items. Therefore, resist the urge to fill closets or bookshelves and aim for ruthless editing. If there is enough space to grab an item and place it easily, you will be more likely to put it back in the correct position, rather than just push it to the right place.
Whenever you experience a major life change, reorganize your space.
If you have recently moved, changed a new roommate, or welcomed a baby, then it’s time for an overhaul. Otherwise, regular “patching” should be enough to maintain the organizational system, especially after a busy work week or vacation. People are surprised to find that being organized is not “one-time-for-all”. This is an ongoing process. However, after finishing every week or every day, the touch-up will be carried out quickly. For example, when you put away your grocery shopping, take five minutes to put things back in place. More frequent changes will be made faster and help maintain the organization.
Involve everyone living in the home from the beginning and seek their opinions.
The more they invest in the project, the more likely they are to maintain the organization. Also, realize that being organized means different things to everyone. Just like life, it is a compromise that makes everyone feel at home. However, there is no reason why you can’t fill up Martha Stewart in underwear or personal bathroom drawers!
Use remote shelves and storage points to store seasonal decorations and items.
A transparent bin with a lid is the perfect choice, so you can quickly view the contents and stack some to take advantage of vertical storage. One of the most important organizational skills we can provide is that it is always recommended to label long-term storage boxes.
Prioritize certain spaces in certain seasons.
As the season changes, it makes sense to take inventory of the currently rotating items. During the fall transition, look at your outdoor products, plastic glassware, pool towels, swimsuits, etc. Do they still spark joy at the end of the season? If so, please clean them up and store them. If not, please donate them to others who will love them.
Prepare your home for autumn.
For many people, autumn is an opportunity to enjoy comfort and entertainment at home. This means that spaces such as kitchens, pantry, bar carts and guest rooms are loved by many people. Arrange some time to decorate these spaces during the transition from summer to autumn. Maybe move the margarita glass and pool towel behind the shelf or store it for a long time to provide some extra space for the wine glass and blanket.
Everyone should have an easily accessible trash can or bag to store items that are no longer needed.
Once it is full, please make a donation delivery. Usually unwanted items are put back in place, because in the rush, there is no time to find a bag to put it in, and then find a place to sit down. Create a small space in your home for the trash can to live in, you will thank us in the future.
This article was originally published on August 20, 2019 and has since been updated.