Simple Home Organization Ideas
I know I am not the only woman out there who dreams of a perfectly organized home. Imagine if everyone picked up their things and put them back exactly where they were supposed to go. Yes – every item would have a perfect spot – no clutter – no mess… For most of us it is only a dream. Luckily there are so many great home organization products and home organizing tips available today so we can all try to clean up our home, one room at a time. Good luck!
Canvas Hanging Purse Organizer
Get the most important things organized first – your fabulous handbags!
Photo & CD Box by Semikolon
No need to have photos, artwork and CDs scattered around your home – grab a stack of colorful boxes and hide the clutter.
Vinea Letter Holder
Not sure what to do with the mail? Put a letter holder near the front door so you don’t lose important bills and correspondence.
Deluxe Cosmetics Organizer
Keep all of your make-up organized and be sure to keep it easily accessible.
Vintage Wire Magazine File
I love magazines! I keep them organized by filing them in magazine files. I have different styles throughout the house so they always match the room.
White Jenny Lind 7-Drawer Dresser
The easy way to get organized – hide your clutter in drawers…you can always organize them tomorrow….
Cotton China Storage 6-Piece Set – Natural Cotton Canvas
Protect your dishware from chips. Keep your china in these canvas zip bags and you’ll always be ready for your next dinner party.
Grass Charging Station
Do you lose your phone as often as I do? Now you can just toss it in the grass and it automatically charges.
Kids White Wood Storage Open Top Bookcase
Children’s toys and books come in so many shapes and sizes. I love that this storage system is so flexible so you can organize lots of different things all in one spot.
Rattan I Am Storage Collection Shelf Basket
These shelf baskets are great on shelves (of course) but are also nice to have in different rooms to use as a collection spot for random things.
Crap File Folders
I just had to laugh at these file folders…
Kids Storage: Kids Warm Honey Floor Bookcase
This bookcase is cool because it keeps the books off the floor but still keeps them accessible to your children.
Labels help you organize just about everything.
UltiMate Garage PRO Storage System
Does your garage look like this? We can all dream…
Kids Toy Box
Toy boxes are great for stashing just about everything – from roller skates to extra pillows. A classic chest or toy box can be used in any room in the house.
Ideas to Organize Your House & Give Back
Do you need a little motivation and incentive to help you put home organization on the top of your to-do list? Spending a few hours cleaning out your closets and drawers is actually a great opportunity to give back to your community. Break it down into 7 mini home organization projects and you will be done before you know it. Better yet, the results will improve the lives of many other individuals, not just your own.
Project #1 – Everyday Casual Clothes: Take all of your t-shirts, jeans, sweaters and work out clothes out of your closet and drawers and put them on your bed. Only put back what you actually wear. Place all of the items that you don’t wear anymore in a shopping bag (or two!) and take them to a local shelter or thrift shop. Some charities will even come and pick up your items for free.
Project #2 – Professional Work Attire: Now it is time to attack your work clothes. Perhaps you have changed careers and don’t need to wear suits anymore? Maybe there are a few pairs of slacks that just don’t fit you right and never seem to come off the hanger? Donate your business attire to an organization like Career Closet. Career Closet helps deserving women who are transitioning back into the workforce. Many of these women have suffered from domestic violence or other hardships. The confidence these women gain from their great looking new clothes will help them ace their interviews, start new careers and turn their lives around.
Project #3 – Party Dresses: What are you really going to do with all of those bridesmaid dresses in your closet? What about that adorable cocktail dress you won’t wear anymore because it reminds you of an ex-boyfriend? Send them to the Princess Project or donate them to disadvantaged teens in your community. The Princess Project provides free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. This is a much better use of your formal wear than simply taking up space in your closet.
Project #4 – Shoes: If your shoe collection resembles Carrie Bradshaw’s, this task might be 2 home organization projects! There are so many people in the world who do not own a single pair of shoes. If you have gently used shoes, check into donating them to Soles4Souls so that they can be given directly to someone who would otherwise go barefoot. They have collected millions of shoes for people all over the world. Next, go through your heels, loafers and other work appropriate shoes. If they are in really good condition these too can go to helping well deserving women who are transitioning back into the workforce.
Project #5– Coats: Winter will be here before we know it and there will be many homeless people in need of a warm jacket. You likely have a parka, raincoat or fleece you don’t really need. Your old coat will do a great job helping someone else keep warm this winter.
Project #6 – Bathroom Drawers: After all that work in your closet – the bathroom will be a piece of cake. Open every drawer in your bathroom and gather all of the little shampoos, conditioners, lotions and soaps you have ever have brought home from a hotel stay. It probably seemed like a great idea at the time to grab them, but you aren’t going to use them all. These small sized toiletries make great donations to homeless shelters as they are easy to distribute to residents and clients. They can also be collected and sent to our troops overseas.
Project #7 – Linen closet: The last stop is the linen closet. Do you have sheets for that twin bed you don’t even own anymore? What about that plaid wool blanket that no longer matches your bedding? Your extra sheets and blankets will be well received at many shelters all over the country.
Tackle these 7 simple home organization projects and you’ll feel clean, organized and happy knowing you have helped your community.
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