Knowing how to organize the house and keep it tidy is often a task that requires a lot of effort, but once this becomes a habit and you manage to keep things always in their proper places, the accumulation of work ends and is not need to spend unnecessary time on tasks that would otherwise be simple.
It’s much easier to put the bag on the rack than to throw it on the bed and later have to put it in the right place, for example. With that in mind, the personal organizers, Lígia Hironaka and Leticia Schiavon, owners of Um Toque Organiza , have prepared some tips to help you. Check out:
How to organize the house: general tips
Organizing the house is a sequential process that basically works in creating a routine and defining the spaces of objects within the house. Those that are still in use are arranged harmoniously, and those that are no longer used are discarded. That way, it’s much easier to keep the environment tidy and save work.
1. Optimize your spaces
Every corner of the house can be used and turned into a functional space. Just plan calmly and think of new ways to use spaces not always explored.
2. Set the location of each thing
When everything has a place, organization is simplified. What is necessary to keep the house always in order, then, is to respect the places defined by you and keep everything where it should be.
3. Put away objects right after use
This tip is in line with the previous one: after using, put things away. This logic is simple, but not so easy to follow every day. However, with discipline your home will never be messy!
4. Define a material disposal routine
Getting rid of what just takes up space and gathers dust is a great strategy to organize your home. In addition to leaving you with less to store and clean, you make room for new things to inhabit your home!
5. Use and abuse of organizers and labels
Compartmentalizing helps you both when tidying the house and in the day-to-day moments when you need to find, pick up and store things.
how to organize the kitchen
The personal organizers duo point out that organization is a cyclical process, and the same idea applies to the kitchen. “In organization we have a cycle: discard, categorize and organize. In the kitchen, the tip is to leave the most frequently used utensils in easily accessible places, in closer or not so high cabinets and drawers”, they say.
6. Optimize spaces
When the closet is too high, you end up losing some space, using shelves and hooks helps you make the most of every corner.
7. Let go of what you no longer use
Here is that time to separate things. The first step you must take is to select what is no longer useful. Throw it away, make donations. The important thing is that you only stick with the things that will really be useful.
8. Categorize the crockery in the closet
Keep the dishes you use the most within reach, and those that are used infrequently, keep them in the upper part of the cupboard.
9. Use niches and pots as groceries organizers
In addition to being a more compact option, you can know exactly where the food is and how much of each is left. Another good tip is to always go to the market with a shopping list ready.
10. Separate pans by size and utility
The pans usually go under the sink, as it is closer to the stove. When storing them, separate them by utility: the ones you use frequently are best kept in front of you, making them easier to access.
11. Label the food
“The ideal is to store them in hermetically sealed pots, labeled and with due expiration dates”, say organizers Lígia and Leticia.
12. Bet on baskets and organizers
Baskets and organizers are the best way to store things, and that goes for cleaning supplies, food, and even the dishes washed in the sink.
13. Invest in shelves and wall brackets
Wall shelves and brackets are an easy and practical way to optimize your space. On them, you can hang dish towels, store spices and even let the dishes run dry.
14. Use dividers for cutlery
Keeping cutlery in dividers is the perfect formula. You get more visibility and more ease when looking for them in the drawer.
15. Transparent pots for more visibility
Use clear and glass jars to keep the fridge more practical, organized and visually more beautiful. In addition, taking care to store groceries according to temperature so that they have more durability is essential.
16. Organize the plastic pots by size and separate them from the lids
To save space, store the jars one inside the other. A great idea is to store the lids vertically, because it makes it easier when you go to pick them up without interrupting the entire stack.
17. Store appliances in one place
Keeping your appliances in the same place can help you save time and keep your kitchen organized. If you use it daily, like a blender and toaster, you can store them on the countertop.
18. Store dish towels in rolls
Keeping the dish towels in rolls makes the drawer more harmonic, practical, and prevents the pieces from getting stuck when opening the drawer.
19. Organize the spices in pots
There are several useful ideas for storing spices in a practical way. Customizing glass jars or even putting spices in baskets are great options. The most creative idea is to place them on a magnet board, so you can optimize all the spaces in your kitchen.
20. Use baskets or drawers to store things in the fridge
Baskets are super practical to store food and remove it. Choose those that have holes on the side – this lets in cold air – and categorize similar foods. It’s also good to organize food in order of validity, the ones that will expire first are in the front to consume them faster.
how to organize the room
In the bedroom, a valuable tip is to keep the clothes “in drawer niches and with standardized folds”, thus making it easier to see the pieces.
21. Make the bed when you wake up
Make the bed as soon as you wake up. Just with this simple task, the room already looks much tidier.
22. Keep everything in its place
After you define where everything is, remember that keeping everything in the stipulated place prevents the clutter from accumulating.
23. Keep your boots upright with pool noodles
Boots easily lose their shape if stored incorrectly. To prevent this from happening, you should store them vertically using materials such as pool noodles, or even magazines, to keep them upright.
24. Use shoe boxes as drawer organizers
They are a cheap replacement for organizer boxes and you can identify them with icons to make it easier to know where everything should be stored.
25. Separate wardrobe spaces for everything
Organize your wardrobe in a way that clothes, shoes and other belongings are separated, optimizing space and making your life easier when looking for each object.
26. Separate your underwear from your pajamas
Everything in its proper place. The bras and panties are separate from the pajamas, and they’re all folded just the right way to fit more into a small space.
27. Use organizing boxes
Organizer boxes are a great help for you to put your creams, accessories and other belongings.
28. Making the most of a small closet space
As the space is small, it is important to know how to take advantage of every little space, in addition, making the environment more functional is the practicality you need for your day to day.
29. Folding clothes to put on shelves or drawers
It is interesting to standardize the way of folding. In addition to being visually beautiful, you can better see all the pieces that are inside the wardrobe. Use a template to help you and make the process easier.
30. Arrange shoes in front of each other on the shelf
Shoes need to be stored correctly to increase durability and optimize space. In addition to storing them with padding, putting one foot in front of the other is good so you always have visibility of where each pair is.
31. Use organizing boxes and other objects to store accessories
Organizing accessories prevents them from getting lost and also increases their durability.
32. Cord organizer for chargers
The exposed wires give a feeling of mess and end up tangling one another. A wire organizer solves this problem easily. And you can customize it however you like.
33. Use dividers in the drawers
You can make them at home, with cardboard, styrofoam or plastic. Usually, wardrobe drawers are very spacious, and with these divisions it is easier to organize clothes.
34. Folding bed and bath linen
Here you will learn the right way to fold towels, sheets and store them neatly in the closet.
35. Organize the children’s room in a fun way
Call the kids and take advantage of the organization moment to teach them how to leave everything in the right place.
How to organize the living and dining room
The living room is usually the room where most people receive their visitors and also rest in their free time. Keeping it organized is essential for your well being and the ones you love.
36. Less is more
Less embellishments and decoration stuff means less dust. That way, it is easier to keep the room always clean and organized.
37. Organizer boxes for blankets
It’s always good to leave blankets in the room for when temperatures drop. So, use organizer boxes for them to be stored and easily accessible.
38. Use a remote control port
There’s nothing easier to lose than the remote. Use a remote control holder to store them and avoid the fatigue of looking around every time you watch TV.
39. Two in one
The remote control holder can have more than one use, and can also store magazines and books.
40. A shelf to organize books and video games
Having a bookcase in the living room can be an asset to better organize your books, games, magazines and other objects.
41. Get the wires off the floor
Loose wires give the impression of mess and disorganization, by taking them off the floor you reduce even the accumulation of dust. Use wire clips and opt for ones that can be fixed to furniture.
42. Give other functions to the room rack
If you have extra pillows that you can’t fit on the sofa, storing them in the extra space on the rack is a good idea. When visitors come, they are close and within easy reach.
43. Use rack spaces to store other furniture
Storing unused benches or ottomans under the rack is a great space-saving idea.
44. Store your CDs, records and other objects in the small spaces of the furniture
No space should be wasted. Catalog your CDs, DVDs or discs and store them in order on the rack, cabinet or shelf.
45. Keep pillows organized
After spending some time on the sofa, organize the pillows, so the room will always look organized.
46. Always keep chairs under the table
Chairs stored under the table make it easier to move around the living room and have the same effect as keeping the cushions in place.
47. Bet on mirrors
In the dining room, a good idea is to abuse mirrors, as they give the idea of depth and make the environment appear larger.
48. A well-lit environment
This type of environment needs a lot of light. If natural light is not possible, invest in artificial lighting positioned well on the table.
49. You can have a decorated and organized shelf
It’s okay to have enough pieces in the decor, as long as they match each other and don’t weigh too much on the environment.
50. A practical and cheap storage bag
You can put a hanging bookcase with several dividers and store keys, headphones and other objects.
how to organize the bathroom
Keeping the bathroom always clean and organized is essential. Lígia and Letícia also remember the importance of not keeping medicines in this room. “As already said, always obey the cycle of disposal, categorization and organization, avoiding using this space in the residence for the storage of medicines”.
51. Use baskets to sectorize products
Sectoring the products helps to better visualize each one and keep everything always organized.
52. Use acrylic pots as a divider
You can share both a drawer and a closet with the acrylic pots, so that everything stays in its place.
53. Use separators to categorize products
The bathroom is where most of our hygiene products are. Using separators is a great idea to categorize these products and keep everything clean and tidy.
54. Divide each family member’s products
This tip is very good, especially for those who have children at home. Each one has its space in the bathroom, so each one is responsible for keeping their part organized.
55. Organizer baskets in the bathroom closet
Using baskets to organize your objects is always a good choice.
56. Keep your makeup always organized
In addition to leaving your makeup in the right place, organizing your products can make them last even longer.
57. Use a magazine rack to store the dryer, flat iron and curling iron
It’s always a problem to store these products without the wires tangling each other. To prevent this wear and tear, a magazine rack is perfect. The dryer fits perfectly and just put the other two to the side.
58. Keep towels folded and organized
Towels should always be organized and easily accessible so that no one gets into trouble when showering.
59. Make decorated pots to store brushes and hairbrushes
They are ideal for organizing these products and can be placed in the sink for easy access.
60. Use baskets to organize your bathroom
Crochet baskets are super practical and make the environment even more beautiful.
61. It’s a great way to keep paper in an easily accessible place
A simple basket can make all the difference in organizing your home. Use and abuse this object!
62. Baskets and boxes can replace cabinets
When the bathroom doesn’t have cabinets, your things don’t need to be out in the open, you can use baskets and boxes to store objects.
63. Fold towels into rolls
This way, they will take up less space and it will be easier to store them.
64. Baskets attached to the wall to store products and toys
This is an easy and fun way to organize the bathroom, leaving toys in storage so children can access them when bathing.
65. Acrylic boxes with dividers
You can store whatever you want, and because it’s transparent you can see what’s inside the pot.
How to organize the laundry and service area
Laundries and service areas are usually where cleaning products are kept and must always be clean and organized. Check out the tips and apply in your home.
66. Triage cleaning products
Often, we have expired cleaning products and we don’t even know, separate the ones you use the most, the ones that are still valid and then, leave for the organization. Dividing into glass jars is also a great way to organize products.
67. Seek practicality and organize in order of use
What you use the most needs to be closer to hand.
68. Enjoy every space
Laundries tend to be smaller in new homes, so space needs to be optimized. Check out these easy tips so you don’t waste any corner.
69. Write names in the boxes
Writing the names of the products that go inside the boxes makes your search easier and saves you time.
70. Standardize the containers you keep the products in use
Put the products you are using in standardized jars, this idea will make your laundry more “clean”.
71. Hang brooms to save space
Do you know the right way to store brooms to increase their useful life? Check out these tips and learn how to optimize space in your service area.
72. Other types of clothesline and tips on how to hang clothes
Learn how to choose which clothesline best fits your home, as well as learn the best way to hang your clothes.
73. Use a cover in the washing machine
The cover in the washing machine helps keep it clean and keeps it looking new longer.
74. A hanger for clothes that have dried
Having a hanger is a great idea to put clothes that have dried and not let them wrinkle too much, making it easier to iron.
75. Use a vertical clothesline to hang clothes
For small laundry rooms, the vertical clothesline is a great idea, and it works great for light and heavy items. When the clothes dry, just disassemble the clothesline and store.
76. A basket for each type of clothing
Dividing your clothes into different baskets is an easy way to save time when washing your clothes.
77. Built-in ironing board
The ironing board usually takes up a lot of space, but some models can be adopted to optimize these spaces and provide practicality for everyday life.
78. Have a preacher door
Preachers seem to grow legs and run off in the night. In order not to lose them anymore, invest in a preacher holder and keep them all together.
79. Organize your products and always keep them in the right place
Learn step by step to organize your cleaning products in the best way.
80. Cheap tips to keep the laundry room organized
From laundry baskets to jars to separate your cleaning products, check out easy tips to organize your laundry room.
Organizing the whole house can seem like a very difficult process, but with calm and patience it is possible to get all the rooms in order, always following the cycle of disposal, categorization and organization. Then, just keep everything in its proper place and the house will always remain organized.