5 Effective Tips for a More Organized Home

It is the start of a new year and with it comes new beginnings and a desire to start fresh. This usually begins with dreaming about a more organized home. If you’re on the hunt for tips to achieve this, we have got you covered. Besides some small details, our list of five rules can be applied to almost all situations. Let’s get started.

5 Steps to Achieve an Organized Home

  • Start by removing everything. Absolutely everything.
  • Feel no guilt about discarding expired or broken items. Consider donating unused items in good condition!
  • Sorting items is key. Start by categorizing them into groups, especially those that don’t have a clear-cut space.
  • Utilize baskets and containers. This will make it much easier as you reintroduce similar items into the space.
  • Work on one space at a time. You’ll thank yourself later. 

Cleaning Out Closets 

Sometimes, it feels like closets are where things go to collect dust. If you have friends coming over or just want to make a clear pathway in the hall, throwing things into the closet may feel like the best solution. However, tackling your closet is one of the best things you can do as you start on the journey of achieving an organized home. Removing items, sorting them, and paring them down makes finding what you’re looking for so much easier. You can opt for woven baskets, clear bins, or other storage containers to achieve the look you like. 

Built in shelving within a closet with baskets that fit perfectly into space

Clearing the Entryway

When you think of the entryway in your house, you may instinctively picture the space you see as you enter through the front door. Friends and family don’t tend to enter through the front door so chances are high that your entryway is clean and tidy. When we say “entryway,” we are talking about the area you enter after a long day, where your kids drop their backpacks, and where you hang your dog’s leash after a walk. This area can quickly become cluttered, but it doesn’t have to be. 

A neutral tone mudroom with sandy brown built ins, hooks with purses and hats and a tile floor


Realizing that everything has a place is a great mindset for this area. You can have hooks to hang coats, backpacks, or hats. Consider adding shelving for boots and shoes so mud doesn’t trail through the rest of your organized home. Also, add a hook or a beautiful basket for pet items. Items like mail and toys don’t belong here so find them a new home elsewhere. Ensuring that this area has everyday items within reach while remaining organized and clean will make a big impact. 

Tackling the Toy Room

Having children comes with a little bit of mess. You have been scrounging the internet trying to find the best way to keep the home nice and tidy. While this mess won’t last forever, there are ways that you can incorporate the five rules above. 

A kids playroom with built in bookshelves, a white teepee and baskets of toys

Do you find yourself picking up the same toys that are tossed aside as your kids are searching for something else? Consider donating, tossing, or putting it in a different space for a while. If you choose to relocate it, try reintroducing it in a couple of months to see if there is renewed interest. This toy may become a personal favorite and can have a prominent space at the top of the basket or on bookshelves. 

Increasing Productivity 

Our At Home Blinds & Decor team’s expertise comes in now! If you want to ensure that your home stays organized, you must increase productivity! An excellent way to do that is by picking out the best lighting for your space. Did you know that window shades have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home? As natural light enters, you can feel energized! However, too much will exhaust you. Our team can help strike the perfect balance. 

Alustra® Woven Textures® on a wall against white buitl-ins
Alustra® Woven Textures®

Darker spaces can also greatly benefit from window treatments as they will add much-needed light to your home. If you’re interested in learning more or are eager to get started, contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation and let us help create the light and privacy to complete your space.