Back to school is right around the corner and parents need to get ready. In order to create a better environment for your kids, you need to organize your home so that things are more accessible.
The following tips will help you organize your home for the start of the school year and keep it that way until it comes to a close.
The first step to an organized home is through means of decluttering. Initially, you will want to donate or throw away any unused or damaged items. After you have decided what you will keep, it’s time to find a designated space for all of your belongings.
Assign a Designated Spot for Everything
Yes, we mean everything. Bins for storage, labels, and anything else that will help you keep your home organized are essential to use during this step. When everything has a home, it will always be clear as to where it should go.
No more second guessing where your children’s book bag is if you have a specific spot for them to be placed as soon as they get home.
Use Your Time Wisely
Even if you only have five minutes, putting away toys or tidying up quickly will help keep messes at bay. When cleaning, always be sure to be placing items where they belong. Once you do this, it will be much easier to find what you need when you need it.
Utilize Every Square Inch
Making sure that there is plenty of space in closets and pantries so that there is no shortage of space where people can put their belongings is another way to avoid a cluttered and unorganized home.
You may not be aware of it, but there are many different types of storage options available to you. There are the obvious ones, such as closets and cabinets. But there are also less obvious ones, like shelves in your pantry or under your sink. And don’t forget about the tops of doors or walls in your home!
Create a Functional Entryway
Dropping things on the floor is one of the worst habits. When you do it, you’re creating a mess and a potentially unsafe environment for children and pets.
The entryway is often overlooked when it comes to organizing space because people tend to think of it as a transitional space between inside and outside. But this can be a great place to store things that don’t belong anywhere else in your house, like bikes, bookbags,or raincoats, so they don’t take up additional space in other rooms.
Many Oakland houses for sale key in on the entryway feature not only as a way to incorporate additional storage but also as a way to bring more style and functionality into the home.
An Organized Home is a Productive Home
As parents we want to do all we can for our kids, but sometimes we end up so overwhelmed that we don’t know where to start. Organizing your home before the school year starts is one way to take some of the pressure off your plate and also a way to start the kids’ school year off on the right foot.