Do you want a more organized home?
Are you looking for a collection of practical organization tips to help you put things in order step-by-step?
Organizing one’s home may at first seem like an insurmountable task…
You have to declutter piles, sort through materials, and determine permanent storage locations and solutions for items.
But there is some good news!
Organizing a home is just like undertaking any other project in life: you take things one step at a time.
If you’ve been meaning to bring more order to your space, well, consider this your lucky day.
In this post, I offer an impressive collection of seventy-eight posts for a more organized home.
I’ve combed through the blog archives and have rounded up quite an array of posts about home organization.
You’ll find lots of ideas to help you organize many different rooms and areas of your home.
To make things easier for you, I’ve organized the posts into eleven home-related categories.
The categories are as follows:
- Home Office Organization
- File Organization
- Bedroom Organization
- Kitchen Organization
- Living Space Organization
- Hallway Organization
- Garage Sale Organization
- Spring Cleaning Organization
- Decluttering Your Home
- Keeping Your Home Neat
- General Organization Ideas
Whether you live in a small house, a large apartment, or somewhere in between, these organization tips will help you keep your home organized, neat, and tidy.
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Setting Yourself Up for Home Organization Success
Okay, so you want to organize your home. Where should you begin? Which project should you work on first? Should you purchase organization supplies? Here are some helpful pointers to keep in mind before you get started organizing your home:
Choose a single organization project.
Want to organize your entire home? Do yourself a huge favor by starting small and selecting a single organization project. Doing so will help “warm up” your organization muscles. Not only will you gain a better understanding as to what it takes to organize a space, but you’ll be more likely to complete your project, too. Once you’ve finished your first project, you can move on to the next.
Research blog posts.
Now that you’ve got your organization project in mind, it’s time to find some help to put things in order. Check out the collection of blog posts below for some ideas on how to organize your space. Don’t be afraid to look at different posts within the same category. You can also use the search bar at the side and bottom of this website to search for posts.
Make a plan.
The next step is to create a plan of action. This will help you focus your attention on what matters and ensure you have a roadmap for success at the ready. Think about all the different components that make up your organization project and how they fit together. For instance, when are you going to work on your organization project? Where will you work? What materials will you need? How long will you work during each session? What are your goals for each session?
Take it slow.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. This very same idea applies when it comes to organizing your home! Take things slowly and pace yourself. Set aside an hour or two in which to do your work each day. Then, start up again the following day. A little bit of work each day will do wonders when it comes to putting things in order.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s move on to the posts!
Home Office Organization
Your home office should not only be comfortable, but it should be functional. You should be able to use your computer, desk, counter, table, or bookcase with ease. Your workspace should support your work endeavors, be it balancing your personal budget or completing a work assignment.
Home office organization is quite similar to that of office organization. The only difference (and main challenge) is creating a space that is geared towards work, while eliminating, or minimizing the appearance of household items within the space itself.
Here are some posts to help you keep things neat and tidy in your home office or work area:
- 8 Amazing Tips for a More Organized Desk
- How to Organize an Office Drawer
- How to Use a Printable Calendar
- How to Choose a Paper Planner
- How to Organize a Notebook for Work
- How to Organize a Notebook or Journal
- The Ultimate Office Supply Checklist
- How to Organize a Home Office
- How to Get Organized at Work
- How to Organize Your Email
- How to Declutter Your Home Office
- How to Stay Organized By Writing Yourself Notes
- 7 Things to Declutter from Your Computer
Do you find it difficult to locate important papers? Are you wondering how to store personal, professional, and household files? If so, then you’ll definitely want to roll up your sleeves and get started on organizing your paperwork. While organizing paperwork isn’t the most attractive of tasks, spending time to get your paperwork in order now will set yourself and your household up for success in the months and years to come.
There’s two good reasons for getting your files in order. Firstly, papers will no longer float about your home: they will be neatly filed away in a filing cabinet or other storage unit. Secondly, you’ll feel content knowing important documents are safely stored and within easy reach in case of an emergency, or whenever you may need them. And of course, there’s nothing as satisfying as crossing off file organization from your list of to-dos!
Try your hand at any of these file organization posts:
- How to Organize a Filing Cabinet
- 7 Creative Ways to Organize Your Files
- How to Easily Organize Papers
- A Quick List of Common Household Files
- 5 Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season
- How to Organize Your Mail
- How to Organize Bills
- How to Organize School Papers
- How to Create a Digital File Resource Folder
Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation…and not an unceremonious dumping ground for clothing, shoes, and other household items. If you’ve let your bedroom go unorganized for any length of time, then consider this your wake-up call for a more organized sleeping space.
There’s great benefit to organizing the bedroom. You can locate items easily and won’t find yourself sitting (or sleeping) amongst piles of stuff. What’s more, you may even experience more peaceful and restful sleep. No longer is “organizing the bedroom” a worry in the back of your mind as you fall asleep at night or when you awake in the morning. You can rest soundly because the task is finally complete.
Check out the following posts on bedroom organization:
- How to Organize a Messy Room
- How to Organize Your Closet
- How to Declutter Your Closet
- 7 Easy Ways to Pare Down Your Closet
- How to Quickly Declutter Your Closet
- How to Organize a Jewelry Box
- How to Organize Nail Supplies
- How to Organize a Nightstand
- How to Organize Your Room
- How to Organize Handbags and Purses
Want to make an impactful change in your living space? You’ll certainly want to try your hand at kitchen organization. As the kitchen is used at least three times a day for meal and snack preparation, it only makes sense to make tackling this space a priority.
Kitchen organization is unique because it involves the decluttering, organization, and storage of both food and non-food items. In some ways, decluttering non-food items first can be a great kitchen organization strategy: you don’t want to eat or prepare foodstuffs that have expired or are not longer edible!
Here are some posts to help you organize your kitchen and related kitchen tasks:
- Master the Art of Organizing Kitchen Cabinets with These 7 Tips
- How to Organize Canned Goods
- How to Organize Kitchen Utensils
- How to Create a Weekly Meal Plan
- How to Organize a Potluck Dinner
Living Space Organization
How do you use your living room or living spaces? Do you enjoy your surroundings or do you find yourself constantly surrounded by miscellaneous stuff? If you’re living amongst items you no longer want or need, or items that should be stored elsewhere, then it’s certainly time to take some action.
Finding the sweet spot of living space organization has a wealth of benefits. You’ll finally have a place to store items and you’ll no longer be surrounded by piles of clutter or stuff. And lastly, you’ll be able to enjoy your space with your loved ones and use the space for which it was designed: living.
Check out the following posts to help organize various living spaces around the home:
- 15 Ways to Organize Your Books
- How to Organize a Drawer
- How to Organize a Personal Item Care Kit
- How to Organize Your Bathroom
- How to Organize a Linen Closet
- How to Organize Miscellaneous Items
- How to Get Organized After Shopping at a Big Box Store
Generally speaking, the hallway isn’t a room where you spend great lengths of time. But if you consider how often you use the hallway, as in every single day or whenever you enter or leave the home, why, suddenly the hallway becomes prime real estate in your home!
That’s why it’s such a wise idea to organize items within your hallway. You’ll be able to grab coats, jackets, and accessories as needed, locate matching shoes in a minute, and have a place to temporarily store all those incoming and outgoing items, such as packages, postal mail, library books, donations, and the like.
Here are tips to help you tidy up your hallway or entryway in your home:
- 4 Tips to Help You Organize Jackets and Coats
- How to Organize a Hallway
- How to Organize a Shoe Collection
- How to Declutter a Shoe Collection
The garage is meant to house one of the largest items you own: your car. But are you actually using your garage to store other items besides your car? Taking the time to organize your garage will literally free up a huge amount of space. You’ll be able to park your car without any hiccups, and you’ll be able to make use of vertical and horizontal storage space.
If you’re looking to get rid of items you no longer use and make some pocket change, then a garage sale may be a suitable option for you. Be forewarned, you’ll have to put in a lot of time and effort in order to make it a success. Otherwise, you may want to reconsider going the garage sale route…
Below are some tips to help you put your garage in order:
- How to Organize a Garage
- Organizing Tip: Quiz – Should You Hold a Garage or Yard Sale?
- Organizing Tip: How to Organize a Garage or Yard Sale
- A Helpful Yard Sale Materials Checklist
Spring Cleaning Organization
The springtime is a great time to clean and organize your home. The weather is warmer, the sun is shining, and it feels downright satisfying to freshen up your home. While heavy-duty spring cleaning has gone the way of the dodo (no more scrubbing coal soot from wallpaper), a thorough cleaning is always a practical activity in a busy home.
Like other organization projects, spring cleaning does not have to completed in one session or one weekend. Try breaking up your spring cleaning into smaller chunks of time during the weekday or weekend.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your spring cleaning efforts:
- 50 Spring Cleaning Tips to Freshen Up Your Home
- Spring Cleaning Checklist
- An Organized Approach to Spring Cleaning
- 7 Smart Spring Cleaning Tips
- Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Home
- 5 Creative Ways to Get Organized for Spring
Decluttering Your Home
Decluttering your home is one of the easiest ways to create more usable space. You’ll effectively remove that which no longer interests, serves, or is of value to you. And guess what? You’ll suddenly have more space for all the items you do wish to keep in your home. Clutter will no longer be an eye sore or physical burden in your home.
Keep in mind, the process of decluttering, like that of organization, isn’t a one-shot deal. You continually have to cull items amongst your personal and household belongings. The act itself is a process that will continue for years to come. All the more reason to get in a regular habit of removing items from your home!
Below are some tips to help you keep clutter at bay, once and for all:
- 100+ Items to Declutter at Home
- How to Declutter Your Home
- How to Declutter Your Life
- 23 Decluttering Questions to Ask Yourself at Home
- 10 Practical Decluttering Tips to Try Today
- 30 Decluttering Projects to Tackle in 2020
- How to Declutter Toys
- How to Declutter Your Shower Area
- 18 Quick Ways to Declutter Your Calendar
- 14 Fantastic Paper Decluttering Tips
- 3 Smart Tips to Declutter Any Room
- 7 Reasons to Be Thankful for Clutter
Keeping Your Home Neat
You’ve finally completed a lingering home organization project. Congratulations! The only thing that’s left to do is to keep your home neat and orderly. Fortunately, the good news is that keeping things neat isn’t as time-intensive as undertaking a large organization project.
What’s required? It’s as easy as putting in a few minutes worth of work each day on a regular basis, such as tidying up at the end of the day, putting things back where they belong, and so forth. Doing so will prevent future build-ups of clutter, chaos, and disorganization.
Here are some tips to help you keep your home neat and tidy all year round:
General Organization Ideas
Looking for a reality check when it comes to getting organized? Sometimes, you need to take a physical and mental step back from all the piles, sorting, and storage, and take a look at the bigger picture.
Switch your focus from a detailed-look to a broader view: you never know what you might learn about yourself and your belongings! Case in point: there’s more to organization than label-making and arranging items from A to Z. It’s all about how you approach the subject of organization in the first place.
Below you’ll find a collection of posts to help you think about organization in a whole new light:
- How to Organize: A Step-by-Step Guide
- How to Be More Organized
- 17 Ways to Organize Your Thoughts
- 40 Thoughtful Ways to Organize Items
How about you? What do you think of this collection of organization posts? Are there any future post ideas or topics you’d like to see on the blog in future? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!