Today I am sharing all my Real Life Home Organization Hacks~easy things that have worked for me
Last week I was invited to speak at a MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) meeting about home organization. I am not a professional organizer, but I have done a lot of living and homemaking. After 25 years of keeping a home I have learned what works for me and what doesn’t. Today I am going to share with you my real life home organization hacks and just show you what has worked for me.
Everyone has different personalities and likes and dislikes so you have to find and try what organization works for you. I like easy organizing, especially for kids. I have found that big baskets hid and contain a lot of mess. For years I had piano books and piano bags scattered all over the room because there was no good and easy place to put them. Finally I settled on a big basket I found at Target. All the books and bags go in the basket quickly. Since they are in the basket they look organize, but they are still easy to find and grab.
Yes, I still have them and love to look at them. I keep them stacked neatly in a tray under my coffee table. When the tray starts to overfill I know that it is time to get rid of old issues. Now when I clean or the kids clean they know right where to put magazines. Plus it looks intentional because of the tray.
Winter hats, gloves and scarves
I need to keep warm hats, gloves and scarves for cold winter weather that does come. Two milk crates to the trick and are kept above the coats. The gloves are in one crate and the hats a scarves are in another. Everything is easy to find and put away.
There are some beauty products that I like to keep out on the counter because of how my bathroom is arranged. It makes them easy to grab, but I still want it to look organized and pretty. This gold tray has gathered my products for YEARS! Once everything is put back on the tray my bathroom feels clean.
My kids are older, so we don’t have a lot of toys any more. When they were little I had a big toy box with a lid where we could put most things quickly and then close the lid up and hid it. Now my son has an awesome NERF wall in his room. We hung white peg board on the wall so he could display and store his many NERF guns. He loves to rearrange it and it looks really cool also.
Sports Ball Storage
One of my most popular posts is this Sports Ball Holder my husband made in our garage. We have used if for years and the kids always know where to put their balls. Click through for all the instructions.
Laundry Room Organization
Again, I am one who likes things within easy reach around the house, but I still want them to look pretty. In the laundry room I keep all my soaps and necessities in a cute galvanized tub. I have found that grouping things I use into a cute container makes my house feel organized and pretty. That seems to be the theme of my organization, but it works for me.
Board Game Storage
We love to play board games at my house. Over time we have collected quite a lot. There is a window seat with storage cubbies in the family room. Big baskets from Target fit perfectly and hide all our games even though they are only a step away. Additionally I have a basket under the TV that holds all the Xbox and Wii remotes. On the family room coffee table there is a basket for the 4 tv remotes we have. This has really saved us a lot of time in looking for the remote. The kids have been trained to put it back in the basket. They also take the remote basket to the couch and set it by them so they can have the remote handy and put it right back. That way the remote doesn’t run off and hide in the crevice’s of the couch.
I hope some of these real life house organization hacks have helped you. For me I like organization that is easy for every member of the family to maintain. Your house should be a place you live and enjoy. If you do that you will have things out and about. A lived in home will not look magazine perfect, nor should it. A home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. Use these easy organizational ideas to make your life easier.
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