The Dos and Don’ts of Organizing Your Home Space

Crafting in the Country (@crafting_in_the_country)

Do: Begin with the space that will have the most impact, like your kitchen drawers. Once everything has a place, it’s easy to put things back. Staying organized is as important as getting organized.

Don’t: Expect to get it all done in one day. You’ll set yourself up for failure and make organizing a daunting task rather than a cleansing process.

Thoughtfully Organized (@thoughtfullyorganized)

Do: Use a timer to break projects down into 15-minute increments. It will keep you focused, away from your phone and give you a sense of accomplishment that will keep you going.

Don’t: Try to attack your entire house in one day. This will create emotional chaos and turn you away from the joy of organizing.

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Home Sort (@thehomesort)

Do: Plan for the space you have, not the space you wish you had.

Don’t: Quit or give up when you feel overwhelmed with the project. Stay the course; you will be so glad you did.

Simplify My Life (@simplifymylifeict)

Do: Think about utilizing light colors, clear glass that reflects light and vertical storage.

Don’t: Let that wall just exist; make it work for you. Remove items you don’t use regularly and store them. This creates more room for your everyday items.

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Neat Freak McKinney (@neatfreakmckinney)

Do: The one in, one out rule. For example, if you buy an item of clothing, one piece of clothing in your closet has to go. If you do buy that cute décor piece, one of your other pieces must go. You can donate it or sell it, but it has to go. When you practice this rule, you probably won’t want to buy as much, and your home and closet will stay clutter free.

Don’t: Buy something just because it’s on sale. Stop the bad habit. Ask yourself these questions: Why am I buying it? Do I have a place to store it? Do I really love it, or do I think it’s just a good deal? I promise you, 9 times out of 10, you will put that item back.