We’re about to jump into a new year, which means it’s time for a fresh new start! One of the best things to do at the start of a new year is to organize your home. Having a cluttered and messy space can alter your mood and affect your daily life.
Organizing can make you feel a lot lighter and less anxious, which can make you more productive overall. Here are 5 ways to get organized in the new year!
1. Store Your Holiday Decorations
It’s time to put away those holiday decorations. Although it might be tempting to leave them up a while longer, the sooner you put them away, the easier it will be to get the whole house organized. Use labeled storage bins to keep your holiday decorations secure and make them easy to find next year.
2. Set a Schedule
One of the top reasons why organizing your home is so difficult is lack of time. Organizing is a time-consuming activity. If you really want to get organized, you’ll need to make time. The best way to do this is by making a schedule. Doing just one task each day adds up quickly and feels much less overwhelming than taking on the whole house at once.
If you’ve ever caught yourself feeling anxious and losing focus, you might want to check your surroundings. You might not realize it, but clutter can deeply affect our mood by making us feel scattered, stressed, and distracted. The best way to deal with clutter is to go through your things room by room and separate them into three categories: to keep, to donate, and to throw away.
By categorizing your stuff this way, you’ll determine which items are essential and which ones you can let go. After you do this, you’ll have much more room to put away the items you’re keeping!
4. Put Everything In Its Place
By now, you probably know how fast clutter can pile up. The main reason this happens is because you don’t have a designated place to put everything. If you want an organized and tidy home, you’ll need to make sure that every item has a place. Group like items together and store them in one spot. Have a specific drawer for cables and cords, a rack just for your shoes, a small container or box just for letters and important mail. When each item has its own home, it’s easy to know where to go when you need it. No more clutter!
5. Add More Storage Options
When all else fails, you can get organized by adding more storage options for your home. Things like extra shelving
, wall hooks
, or open wardrobes
can give you more places to store things while keeping your space intentional.
If you are working with a smaller space, you might want to consider getting multi-purpose furniture, like an ottoman that doubles as a storage box or a full-body mirror that’s also a cabinet. You won’t just be adding storage to help you get tidy and organized—you can also use these to style your space.
You’ve Got This!
Organizing is a lot of work, but the payoff is just worth it. This new year, you need to leave the past behind and focus on what’s in front of you. A tidy and organized home will surely give you the clarity you need to achieve all your goals this year.
If you need more storage solutions for your organizing project, check out PIPE DECOR®. We offer a wide selection of DIY furniture kits to help you tidy up. From shelves for your books
to racks for your closets
, we have what you need to keep your space neat and organized this year.