It’s time to get organized. It may seem like a daunting task trying to declutter your entire house, but we have a way to make decluttering a little easier and customizable to your needs.
In order to truly organize your home, you must first start by sorting through the clutter. Going room by room and organizing it by seasonal items might make the sort more manageable. It’s important to separate items into piles — keep, donate and throw away. This first step will allow you to take inventory of everything and might unearth some things you forgot you even have.
Once you take stock of everything you do want to keep, the next step is to determine what would be the ideal way to keep all your items organized. Providing dedicated spaces for the items you want to keep is key to staying clutter free. As far as that goes, we have some easy DIY projects you can build to provide tidy and accessible storage spaces for the stuff around your house.
Check out our guide to organizing your garage. Not only are there great tips on keeping the garage tidy, but we also have step-by-step project plans for everything from storage shelving above the garage door and over-the-car shelving to maximize the overhead in your garage, to a heavy-duty shelving unit and a garage storage-tool wall to help keep your tools organized.
Storing your sports equipment can be a challenge, but luckily we have a solution for keeping it consolidated. Our DIY Sports Equipment Organizer provides ample storage along with separate compartments and shelves to keep everything neatly organized. Build it today following our guided step-by-step free downloadable plan.
Never seem to have enough closet space? Part of staying organized is making sure you have dedicated spaces for items different items. Free up some closet space by DIYing this linen cabinet. It’s the perfect solution for storing your extra blankets, seasonal items, games and toys.
Adding shelves to any room is an easy and affordable way to add interest to a blank wall while creating practical storage space. This wall bookshelf can be useful shelving for books, photos and décor items for display purposes.
Now that you’ve organized your household and everything has a designated space, make sure to keep it that way by simply putting things back in their proper spaces after use. You’ll notice that there’s a lot less clutter around the house when things are regularly returned to their assigned places. Additionally, make sure to take stock periodically of items in your household — especially seasonal items. If you notice you’re not using something anymore, donate it or gift it to someone else who could put it to use.