Room Organization Ideas: How to Get Your Space Back
by Dakota Storage Buildings, on March 13, 2023
Spring is here! With the warmer weather and sunny days comes a newfound energy and desire to keep things clean and organized. It always seems like space is lacking and there is nowhere to store your stuff. If you have the spring cleaning bug but are not sure where to start when organizing your home, you have come to the right place. We are giving our best room organization ideas for gaining your space back after spending too much time indoors during the winter.
Jump into Action
Making plans to declutter your home is easy, actually doing it is the hard part. Finding the motivation to spend a day or weekend cleaning your home is difficult. However, the benefits outweigh the cons. Jumping into action and mapping out goals can help you accomplish the task without being overwhelmed. Setting realistic goals allows you to clean your home in no time. Whether it is a deadline, tackling one room each day, or wanting to get a specific number of boxes full of stuff, setting goals can set a plan into action.
Where to Get Started
Sometimes, setting your own goals can be overwhelming. If you do not know where to start, we are here to help. We recommend tackling one room or zone at a time. If you hop around from room to room, you will not be able to notice progress as quickly and can lose motivation. When you start with a room and remain there until you are finished, it will inspire you to keep going.
For some, tackling a whole room would take a long time. If you do not have the time or motivation to focus on one room at a time, consider splitting up your rooms into zones. If you have a home office, tackle the desk first. Empty all the drawers and clear off the surface. As you weed through its belongings, you can trash whatever is no longer needed and organize anything that is remaining. This strategy can work for multiple areas in a room. Just set a goal and stick to it!
Tips and Tricks for Home Organization
When it comes to home organization, it is not for the weak. You must be ruthless in eliminating the amount of clutter in your home. The more you can get rid of, the better. Three piles can help you determine what to keep, toss, and donate. Items you use daily or have sentimental value can be put in the keep pile. Items that are in good condition because they are hardly ever used can be donated. Any other items that are broken, stained, or are not necessary to keep can be trashed. This can also help you visualize how much stuff you are actually keeping. If your keep pile is significantly larger than the other two, go through that stack again until they are more evenly distributed.
As you organize, you want to keep similar items in the same place. For example, if you like DIY crafts, keeping all your supplies in one area will eliminate clutter strung throughout your home. In the closet, keeping all your hats or shoes together in one place also saves space for other articles of clothing. When you combine like objects, you can easily find what you are looking for while limiting the amount of space it takes up.
As you live in your clutter-free home, try your best to maintain the space. If it goes back to being an unorganized mess, you will go back to being stressed. Simply blocking off 5 to 15 minutes each day to walk through your home and put items back where they belong will help you be able to enjoy a tidy home all season long!
Getting the Most of Your Space
While you may be getting rid of items, sometimes you simply need more space. Two of the best ways to work with the current square footage of your home are to stack boxes and bins on each other and to utilize your backyard by adding a storage shed.
Before you start, consider investing in clear plastic storage containers, bins, and baskets. These will be useful for organizing your clutter as you go. You can always return whatever you do not use, but it is best to have a stockpile before you start. We prefer clear tubs over colored or cardboard boxes. It will help you see into the tub, so you know exactly what is in there without digging through the bin. If you do not like the look of clear bins, adding labels can serve the same purpose. Bins are also stackable and can clear up floor space. Be sure to place the heaviest bins on the bottom and keep any perishable items on top.
If you need a whole new area to keep stuff organized or simply want things out of the living space, investing in a backyard storage shed would be a great option. With home organization, you must work with the space you have. If your home is not big enough to store all your belongings, you need to consider alternative storage shed organization ideas. Outdoor storage sheds come in all sizes and styles to best fit your needs.
Gain Control and Feel Relief
When you take the time to purge the items in your home, it can lift a weight off your shoulders. Most of the time, we do not even realize when a cluttered home adds unnecessary stress until after we organize it. If you are feeling overwhelmed and are not sure why, consider blocking off a weekend that is devoted to getting your space back.
Take Back Your Home
The home organization journey may not always be fun, but you will be happy you did it once it is over. Clutter only brings stress and chaos. Having a place for everything will eliminate the time you spend hunting for an object and can help you relax after a long day. For more room organization ideas, check out our guide 6 Storage Ideas for Home Organization.