Organizing your living space can be daunting. Most people don’t know where to start and those who do often find themselves overwhelmed by the scope and scale of their projects. Perhaps that’s why home organization influencers are so popular on social media; they inspire us with images of clutter-free closets and perfectly stocked pantries. At mDesign, we get to meet some amazing professional organizers, like Brandie and Ryan, sisters and co-founders of Home Sort. We asked them for their top 5 tips for reaching your home organization goals and here they are:
- Edit what you have. Do a strong purge of the items in your space to be sure that what you have are things you actually need, want + use.
Getting rid of things you don’t need or use not only makes your living space more enjoyable, according to Psychology Today, it can also help reduce anxiety and stress.
- Be realistic about your space. As you prepare to organize, plan for the space you have, NOT the giant space you wish you had!
After an accurate assessment of your kitchen area, try these products—they’re designed to maximize typically underutilized spaces.
This Bamboo Pantry Shelf creates additional space in cabinets and cupboards, allowing you to stack cups, glassware, and coffee mugs on top of the shelf while storing dinner dishes and serving bowls underneath.
This Clear Self-Adhesive Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Bin provides instant storage, giving you the flexibility to mount it on walls, the back of doors, or inside cabinets.
Pick your look. Most spaces need product, so pick the look that you like. Do you prefer clean and clear? Or would you like color and texture?
Nature-inspired décor is definitely on-trend and bamboo accents are a great way to get that look. Bamboo is versatile, durable, and eco-friendly, so these Pinewood + Bamboo Crates from the Home Sort by mDesign collection are as stylish as they are sturdy.
If sleek and chic is more your style, we've also created clear solutions for kitchen organization. The collection’s Stackable Glass Canisters with Airtight Bamboo Lids are made of glass so you can see what you’ve stored and access it easily.
- Measure. Don’t hop online to shop just yet! Measure your space and pick products that fit just right.
Once you know the size of the space you’re working with, try the Home Sort by mDesign collection’s expandable organizers, like the Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer, for a customizable storage solution that meets your specific needs.
- Pick a date + make it a party. Organizing can be a lot of work and overwhelming. To avoid quitting halfway through, invite some friends or family to help. Many hands really do make light work!
Making organization a family activity gives each member a vested interest in maintaining a clutter-free home and holding each other accountable for putting things in their proper place. Also, try hosting a shop-your-closet party with friends; it’s easy — just clean out your closets, do a clothes swap with friends, and donate what’s left to charity.
Now that you have a plan, you’re one step closer to a happier, more organized home!
Lisa Langford is a Senior Copywriter at mDesign
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