Clearly there’s a difference between “clean” and “tidy”, but reducing visible clutter can help make a space appear pristine even if the dust bunnies are still looming. For those of us who are not naturally organized, de-cluttering our home can feel like an overwhelming task. But like most big projects, success is measured in small steps. Here are a few clever yet simple organizing ideas that can help you tame the turmoil and tidy up your space.Tired of your kitchen counter tops cluttered with reminder notes, take out menus, or the kid’s game schedule? Try mounting a magnetic or cork board just inside the cabinet door to keep items out of sight yet within easy reach. Do you find yourself digging through the linen closet to find a matching set of sheets? Store your flat sheet, fitted sheet, and matching pillow case inside one pillow case from the set. Problem solved and looks tidy too! A metal tiered caddy is a great way to organize the kids bath toys or an abundance of shower gels, shampoos and other necessities. Storing them away from the ledge of the tub surround makes for easier cleaning.
Re-purpose a clear plastic shoe organizer to keep items visible yet easy to find. I can think of endless uses for this one…snacks in a pantry, scarves and belts in a closet, toiletries in a bathroom, or cans of spray paint in the garage.An entryway mail organizer may look efficient, but with the bills and junk mail in plain sight, it can still appear cluttered. Instead, consider hanging a decorative wall mounted mailbox just inside the door to conceal unopened mail until you have a chance to sift through it.
Out of clutter, find simplicity. – Albert Einstein