The start of a new year is a great opportunity to set some new year resolutions. Make 2019 the year to get your Florida Keys home whipped into shape and organized. An organized home makes daily life easier and helps keep yourself organized too. A whole-house organization project may seem like a daunting task, but if you have a plan, this is one resolution you can readily keep.
The key to a big home project is to parcel it out into feasible stages. This can readily be done by first determining which rooms need to be organized, and then scheduling the time to work on them. If you need to clean up the kitchen, home office, garage and master bedroom for example, set up four different weekends to work on them. Mark the dates on your calendar treating them like appointments and keep to your committed time-frame.
Re-organizing your home is a major project. Begin with the hardest, most cluttered spaces first; once they’re done the rest will come and go with ease. If you have storage areas, be they closets, a spare room or garden shed, tackle these spaces before handling your regular living spaces. Once your storage areas are cleaned up you can readily store additional items you need to keep without having to find more room.
Make the most of space-saving products such as sorters for drawers, pull-out shelves for cabinets and organization systems for closets. These can be built-to-suit and expand the actual space you have for keeping your things organized and make it easier for them to remain clutter-free. Kitchens, bedrooms and art studios or exercise rooms are ideal places for these types of organization options. If you need extra space to store things such as recreation or gardening equipment, set up shelves and keep materials in bins or baskets to keep them tidy.
Many of us take advantage of smart home products to help stay organized. Incorporate these items with other practical tools into a central home station. Having an easily accessible, dedicated space for charging your digital devices, hanging your keys and keeping important paperwork handy will help hectic mornings go smoothly. Take it a step further and include a message board where you can leave notes for loved ones, store coupons and post local event fliers, business cards and mementos.
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