If you’re like many people, you might find it difficult to keep your
home organized. However, creating a functional space doesn’t have
to be as challenging as you might think. At
Bay Home & Window, we want to help you achieve your home organizing goals this year. Check
out these tips for achieving a practical and organized home.
Find a Place for Everything
In the most functional of homes, everything has a place. This means that
specific areas are dedicated for particular items. For example, a simple
key rack placed by the front door can eliminate the frustration of constantly
misplacing your car keys. Other ideas are to always keep shoes in pairs
by the front door and to designate a basket for winter hats and gloves.
Keep Flat Surfaces Clean and Functional
One of the most common organizational issues involves the over-cluttering
of flat surfaces such as tables, desks, and nightstands. This creates
a busy and disorganized feel to your home, and can add to your frustration
when you can’t find a flat surface to write a letter or pay a bill.
Allowing your flat surfaces to pile high with mail or other items can
create a domino effect of clutter, causing your valiant organizational
efforts to be forgotten all together.
Organize Your Office
The home office is essential for storing technology and organizing important
paperwork. Unfortunately, this space can quickly become cluttered and
unusable. Because it’s important to maintain enough clear desk space
to work, it’s best to keep papers stored in file cabinets or in
drawers below your desk. You might also consider investing in a system to
keep your cords from tangling.
Make Use of Hidden Storage
Your bed is often one of the most over-looked storage opportunities. If
your bed frame is at least a foot above the floor, it’s a great
idea to invest in rolling storage bins that fit nicely in the space beneath
your mattress. This is a perfect space to store out-of-season clothing
or items that do not get used often.
At Bay Home & Window, we assist Bay area residents in achieving organized
homes. Our home organization systems, built-in furniture, and
home office systems are both practical and beautiful. Call us at (925) 264-6751 for more information
about our services.