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Keep Calm and Declutter: 5 Easy Home Organization Tips for a Calmer You

Ever feel like your house is turning into a storage unit? Can’t blame you. Let’s face it: we’re not perfect. Between work, errands, and everything else life throws our way, keeping things organized can feel like a stressful battle. It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve been on a mission to declutter and create a calmer, more peaceful space in my own home, and it’s actually been a lot easier than I thought. First, take a look at what’s discussed in this article:

This guide is full of easy home organization tips that will help you do exactly what you need to do. We’ll cover decluttering strategies, smart storage solutions, and even some ideas for home remodeling on a budget to maximize your space. So, whether you’re drowning in clothes, books, or just general “stuff,” keep calm, and follow these simple steps to reduce your stress for an easier daily life.

Declutter Your Way to Freedom

The first step to organization is letting go. Yep, attachment to belongings and trying to eliminate the objects you don’t need, may sound easy but very difficult to do. My advice is, start by going through each room and asking yourself: “Do I really need this?” Be honest. If something’s broken, outdated, or just doesn’t immediate joy anymore, it’s time to say goodbye. Donate items in good condition, or have a fun yard sale. You’ll be amazed at how much space you free up when you declutter.

Storage Savvy: Making the Most of Your Space

Now that you have less stuff, let’s make smart use of the space you have. Invest in storage containers, shelves, and organizers that fit your needs. Under-the-bed bins are perfect for out-of-season clothes or bigger items. Utilize vertical space with shelves or wall-mounted organizers. Every inch counts.

Zone It Out: Creating Order from Chaos

Divide your home into zones for different activities. Imagine a dedicated workspace for getting things done, or a cozy reading area. Within each zone, group similar items together. This way, finding things and putting them back becomes easy and transparent.

Room by Room Approach: Organization Tips for Every Space


  • Install pull-out shelves or lazy Susans in corner cabinets for easy access.
  • Use clear containers for dry goods – no more mystery ingredients.
  • Organize spices alphabetically or by cuisine for quick grabs while cooking.


  • Utilize over-the-door organizers for towels, robes, and toiletries.
  • Install a medicine cabinet or wall-mounted shelves for efficient storage.
  • Use drawer dividers or stackable bins to keep smaller items under control.


  • Invest in a dresser with ample drawer space for clothes.
  • Hang a shoe organizer on your closet door to keep footwear tidy.
  • Utilize under-the-bed storage for out-of-season items or extra linens.

Living Room:

  • Use baskets or ottomans with storage compartments for throws, magazines, or remote controls.
  • Invest in a media console to keep electronics and cables organized.
  • Utilize bookcases or shelving units to display decorative items and keep books in order.

Home Office:

  • Invest in a desk organizer or drawer dividers to keep office supplies at hand.
  • Use file cabinets or binders to organize important documents.
  • Utilize wall-mounted shelves or a pegboard to keep frequently used items within reach.

Keeping the Calm: Maintaining Your Organization Habit

Organization isn’t a one-time thing. Here’s how to make it a habit:

  • Schedule a weekly declutter session: Dedicate some time each week to put things back in their designated spots.
  • Handling the papers: Establish a system for dealing with incoming mail and paperwork to avoid clutter build-up.
  • Make organization a habit: The more you put things back where they belong, the easier it becomes to maintain an organized home.

Living the Organized Life

By following these simple home organization tips, you can renovate your living space into a clutter-free, calming environment. Remember, organization is an ongoing process, but with a little dedication, you can create a space that supports your well-being and makes your life easier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I don’t want to get rid of anything! How can I declutter without throwing stuff away?

Answer: Decluttering doesn’t always mean getting rid of things! Here are some ideas:

  • Repurpose: Can you give an old item a new life? For example, an old shirt can be turned into cleaning cloths or a tote bag.
  • Relocate: Do you have items in the wrong place? Moving things to a more functional spot can make a big difference. For instance, maybe those winter boots would be better stored by the back door instead of your bedroom closet.
  • Rotate: If you have a lot of seasonal items, rotate them throughout the year. This way, you can keep things you love without feeling overwhelmed by clutter. For example, pack away heavy blankets during the summer and store them out of sight.

Q2: What if I can’t decide whether to keep something?

Answer: We all have trouble letting go sometimes! Here are a few tips:

  • The “spark joy” method: Ask yourself if the item sparks joy. If it doesn’t, consider donating it or selling it. This method can help you declutter with a positive attitude.
  • The “memory box” method: If you have an item with sentimental value but don’t need it in your everyday life, take a picture of it or write down a memory associated with it. Then, store the item away or donate it, keeping the memory alive in a different way.
  • The “one-year rule”: If you haven’t used something in a year, you probably don’t need it. This can be a helpful guideline, but there are always exceptions!

Q3: How can I keep my home organized after I declutter?

Answer: Maintaining organization is key! Here are some habits that can help:

  • Put things back in their place: This might seem obvious, but it’s the most important rule of staying organized. After you use something, return it to its designated spot.
  • Declutter regularly: Schedule short decluttering sessions throughout the week. Even 10 minutes a day can make a big difference.
  • Contain the chaos: Use baskets, bins, and drawer dividers to keep things contained. This will prevent clutter from spreading.

Q4: What if I live with someone who is messy? How can I keep things organized?

Answer: Living with someone messy can be a challenge. Here are some tips:

  • Communication is key: Talk to your roommate or family member about your desire to live in an organized space.
  • Compromise: Maybe you can agree on certain areas to keep clutter-free, or create a system for shared spaces.
  • Lead by example: By keeping your own belongings organized, you might inspire others to do the same.

Q5: I feel overwhelmed by the clutter in my home. Where do I even begin?

Answer: I totally understand feeling overwhelmed! Here’s a simple trick to get started: Pick one small area, like a drawer or a shelf, and declutter that space completely. This small win can give you the motivation to tackle bigger projects.

Remember, decluttering is a journey, not a destination. Be patient with yourself and celebrate your progress along the way.