4 Refreshing Organization Tips
Which is more refreshing? An ice cold lemonade or a perfectly organized junk drawer? Or how about this… take on these organizational hacks while treating yourself to a summertime lemonade. Better yet, the kids are home for the summer, so you can delegate these to-dos into their daily chores, too. Our hope is you’ll have more time to enjoy the sunshine after implementing these hacks!
Staying organized is easy if you have the structures in place to support your success. There’s no better time than the summer to get these systems started. With the kids out of school, added messes and chaos is expected, but these hacks will help you keep the house clean and presentable (well, at least most of the time).
Corral Clutter With a Tray
Head to your nearby Home Goods and find a cute tray to set on the ottoman or coffee table in your living room. Acting as a “catch all,” this tray will help organize magazines, books and coasters. Not to mention, it will also help you keep track of your Apple TV remote.
Put Open Shelving in the Kitchen
Open shelving is a new trend in the world of kitchen design. The good news? It forces you to donate the stuff you don’t use while keeping the stuff you do use nice and tidy. Organize your plates, bowls and cups onto floating shelves. Stack your cookbooks up, add a few potted succulents and your kitchen will be on point at all times.
Place a Lazy Susan in Your Fridge
Cleaning out the fridge is probably at the top of everyone’s “Least Favorite Chores” list. Finding old and moldy sauces and foods shoved in the back is the worst. To prevent this problem, place lazy susans on a few shelves. This way, everything you’ve got in stock will be on display and easily accessible in the fridge. Let no avocado go forgotten again.
Use Laundry Room Pedestals
Summer calls for long days at the park and hiking nature trails. But with all of that fun comes a lot of dirty laundry and muddy clothes. You can save a ton of space in your laundry room while adding improved organization by putting your washer and dryer on a pedestal. If there’s a handy man (or woman) in your household, this pedestal can be easily built or you can catch one on sale at Home Depot.
Place baskets inside the pedestal to separate the sweaty, muddy clothes and make your laundry experience at least a bit more enjoyable.