Do you have a feeling that with the increasing amount of objects in your home, your originally clean home is becoming very cluttered and the problem is actually in the storage? We can use all kinds of cabinets and walls in our homes for storage, so if you choose the right furniture, you don’t need to worry about storage. Sometimes you can’t find things when you need them? What can we do if we can’t throw something away and it’s taking up space? We are always complaining that our house is not big enough, that we have too little space and that the cost of buying a big house is a bit high, but fortunately, there is the knowledge of organizing and storing to help us have a well organized ‘new home’.
Get rid of the unwanted ones
Keep only the things you like. Getting rid of things can be a challenge of reason and courage. Start by making a list for yourself and have a pen handy. Sort out a list by area with the items you don’t need. Everyone’s list will be different.
With the help of storage furniture
Before buying storage furniture, it is important to have a proper understanding of storage. Storage is not only for putting items away but also for improving the efficiency of using storage space and making it easier to take out and put back items. What kind of storage tools is worth buying?
You can remember one criterion to judge: multifunctional storage tools are worth buying. To briefly introduce a few multifunctional storage tools.
4-Tier Durable Multi-layer Kitchen Baker’s Stand
- Suitable space: Kitchen storage
- Suitable items: spices, kitchen utensils, microwave ovens, etc.
- This shelf can be used to store a lot of loose items in one place, making it easy to access and manage.
- Suitable space: kitchen, bathroom, living room.
- Suitable items: from towels, pots, and pans to food, it seems to work for everything, it’s absolutely universal!
- This shelf can be used to store a lot of loose items in one place, making it easy to pick up and put away.
Learn to sort and organize
It can be very frustrating to have a room full of items that you don’t know where to start when you’re trying to get organized on a large scale. In this case, even if you have 100 organizers in front of you, it won’t help.
There is a very simple method – the 4-step tidy-up method – to help you get your head around it.
- Take out all the items in the area you want to tidy up and free up the storage space.
- Sort the items into “wants” and “don’ts”, and get rid of the unwanted items decisively.
- Sort the items left behind into “frequently used”, “occasionally used” and “seasonal items”.
- Reorganize the storage of these items.
Keeping items at a comfortable distance
1. Let the person who knows the least about storage decide where to put things
The awkward thing about storage is that the items you’ve gone to the trouble of tidying up are then cluttered up again when your family rummages through them. To avoid this, let the person who knows the least about storage in your home decide where to put things. Everyone has different habits, different heights, different visual heights, and very different ways of storing things that work best for them. Let the person who doesn’t know how to store things confirm the location of the items according to their own preferences, and let the person who can organize assist by reminding specific storage techniques and agreeing with the family that the items must be put back where they belong after use so that you don’t have to worry about not being able to find the items you need.
2. Centralized storage
Grouping items together means placing items that are needed for a series of actions and similar items together, for example, all toiletries in one dresser. For items that are easily confused, text labels are clearer.
3. Don’t stack items that can be put standing up
To increase the storage space at home, in addition to using storage tools, stand them up and put them in a way that can greatly increase storage space.
For example, kitchen items can be partitioned and stored. You can also store them in categories according to the frequency of use, placing those that are used frequently at an easily accessible height and those that are rarely used on the top cabinet. Organizing is not about adding stress to your life, it is about living more comfortably. Get to know yourself through storage and organization as a means to renew yourself and live a better and happier life.