Would you like to have your smaller home stay more organized?
Here are 5 tips that will help.
They may sound overly simple, but I promise you – they make a huge difference if you follow them.
1. Every inch of storage counts! Get creative with vertical storage.
In a small house, every square foot counts. Make use of that precious space behind doors, inside cupboard doors, and on walls for storage.
Use hooks, organizers, and shallow shelving to maximize the storage space you do have.
2. Choose quality over quantity.
When storage space is limited, it’s even more important to choose fewer items of higher quality. For example, 2 or 3 pairs of beautiful shoes will serve you better than 20 cheap pairs that hurt to walk in.
Try finding 5 things you’re not using to throw out today.
3. You’re keeping things you’ve forgotten about. Declutter them ruthlessly.
Go through your closets, cupboards, and drawers.
You’re guaranteed to find things you didn’t know were there. My customers have even found boxes full of old newspapers and junk mail!
Those things are easy to let go of! You’ll free up tons of space (and feel free while doing it!).
Our workshop, Step-by-Step Decluttering, can help you create a plan for doing this.
4. Only store things you have plans to use.
Let go of keeping things “just in case.”
That thinking causes a boatload of unnecessary suffering due to clutter. Instead, require that each item in your home be something you value and use regularly.
It’s not wasteful to let go of things you don’t need. You can bless others with your excess.
Imagine what your home would be like if you only kept things you were actively using!
5. Reboot your kitchen twice a day
Most people spend more time thinking about cleaning up than they do actually cleaning up.
Build in a 15 minute time morning and evening to tidy up your kitchen.
Everyone can find 10-15 minutes! You won’t believe what a difference this can make if you do it regularly.
“Great suggestions and has been a real motivation to start the process.
I have made great progress in a short time with suggestions from this group.”
– Chris Ostgaard
Ready to get organized and create a home that feels great?
Take the next step and get the Step-by-Step Decluttering Workshop.
With this workshop, you’ll get everything you need to see big progress in your home starting today.
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3 thoughts on “Easy! 5 tips to keep smaller homes organized”
Thank you. A few years ago my youngest daughter and I spent a week cleaning out the basement. I told her, unless you get a gut feeling about something, DO NOT OPEN any boxes. These boxes have moved with us 20 years or more and haven’t been opened. Our recycling place got to know my truck real well. I don’t know how many trips we made, and then I still had to call for a bulk pick up. My husband admitted that he cannot help me, because he would want to keep stuff “just incase” it is needed. Me, I say get rid of it and if it suddenly needed, get another one.
Wonderful! Progress feels great – thank you for sharing, Sheri!
We bought an older, SMALLER house. While packing up the old house, I was like an episode of “Clean Sweep” (remember that TLC show?) Keep pile- that got packed. “Donate” pile- right into the back of my truck before I changed my mind. “Toss”- right out to the curb or trash can- before I changed my mind. It worked. It is a work in progress, keeping clutter from sneaking up. I have a bin by the front door- if it doesn’t fit, isn’t being used, don’t like it any more- OUT! Salvation Army knows me by my first name! I pull up and they say, “We know- you need your bin back!”