As you make plans to organize and declutter your home, you will probably want to do as much research as possible in order to get an idea of what you like. By looking at several different places for inspiration, you will get clear ideas of what you do and do not like.
By looking extensively and collecting ideas, you will have enough information to decide on an appropriate way to manage the mess in your home, and create a new space you love.
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Pinterest is a great place online to collect a variety of ideas on any topic, and home organization is one of them. Simply do a search for a variety of phrases, such as “home organization”, “decluttering tips” or “tidy home hacks” and you will find endless ideas on how to get and keep your home in an amazing state of orderliness.
The sky is the limit, and with this website you can create folders on your account with titles that help you to find the information easily at a later time. Just be careful, Pinterest can suck you in and you'll lose hours on it!
Houzz is a fun website where you can be inspired by looking at beautiful homes. Sometimes by viewing someone else’s organized spaces, you can glean ideas that will amaze you and help you to create your own organization solutions. Save pictures to folders that you create in order to categorize the ideas. You can even find out where certain items and accessories that you see on the website can be bought.
The internet is a wide-open place, and you can use this tool to collect ideas from around the world to help you with your organization journey. Google the words of absolutely anything you are looking for, and then view photos and find various websites that will satisfy your creative drive, while helping you organize your own home.
Save screenshots of inspirational and helpful photos in a folder you create on your desktop for this task, or print them out and make a binder if you are a hands-on type of individual.
There are a variety of magazines that are dedicated to beautiful homes and home organization. Use these magazines as a visual aid to inspire you and add to your knowledge about how to get and stay organized. Create a binder and add the articles and photos that inspire you the most.
Friends can be a great source of inspiration in your home organization project. When you are visiting a friend in their home and you notice that they seem to have a special talent for organization, ask them for tips. Individuals who are organized know how great it feels to stay on top of their day-to-day tasks, and are generally more than happy to help anyone else get to the same place.
A few of my favorite organizational tools
- Spacesaver 3 Tier Slim Storage Cart – I use these for storage in the bathrooms because they're skinny and fit in tight places
- Lemonfilter Space Saving Hangers – I put my tanks and out of season clothes on these and they take up very little room in the back of my closet.
- ClosetMaid 9 Cube Adjustable Organizer – I like this because it can fit well with any decor and there are multiple ways to set up the shelves in it for your storage needs.
- Homz 4 Drawer Plastic Storage Cart – I use plastic storage in the bathroom because it's easy to clean (powerwash) and doesn't degrade over time like wood or MDF options do.
You've got this!
Home organization can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the world we live in is full of great ideas to help you get to a place where you can feel like you are not only surviving but thriving in this area. Use these resources to take you from overwhelmed to feeling great about your organizational skills.
Tell me what type of organization tools you need and I'll help you find them. Everything from shelves to drawer organizers, I love helping others with organization!