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While we are home, we may notice areas of the house that need a little organizing. But, managing the work schedule, keeping the kiddos focused, and making sure everyone eats well needed to organize areas of the home may be overwhelming.
If you are desperate to have areas of your home organized, start small --small items. But it can be done. You can create a plan and execute it a little at a time over days.
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So, to begin, we must pinpoint the areas of the home that have “small things” in them. The kitchen, the bedroom, the home office, the garage , and the kids' rooms are just some of the areas with small things in them. I am going to share with you posts from the past about these particular areas. Let's begin.
Small Items in the Kitchen to Organize
The first posts give you tips on how to organize your freezer. Things can easily get lost there. Here's one tip: "BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR PLACEMENT OF ARTICLES."
The next post is about how to organize the drawers precisely the way you want to by using customized dividers. A tip from this post involves using the top drawer for the most used utensils , and as you go down the set of drawers, the contents of the bottom drawer are used less frequently.
I did a couple of these over the 10 years of blogging. Here is the other post about frequently used utensils .
The next area to organize the small things is in the junk drawer. But what to place in there? The post below will help you determine the items to place in this drawer. A few small items to place in this drawer are batteries and a flashlight.
The next area to organize is the spices and herbs. If you cook a lot, you may have lots of small bottles that knock over in your cabinet or drawer. Read this post to help you organize these small things.
Now that your small kitchen things are organized. We are going to move on to the bedroom and closet space. This may take some time, so pace yourself. If it feels overwhelming, stop, take a deep breath, and start up again. Remind yourself that you can do this!
Bedroom and Clothes Closet
The bedroom should be your oasis, not your dumping ground. The closet and the bedroom need to be a place that you enjoy waking up to in the morning. Piles of stuff lying around will just make getting up that much more difficult. Below are some areas of small things you can declutter to make your room more relaxing.
The post below talks about grouping items and if they should be hung or folded. Visit this post for details on the small things to organize in a closet.
Remember, use the same way to fold the clothes in your drawers and on shelves in the closet. Hang your clothes in the same direction. If you button the shirt and hang them and face them to the right, make sure all your shirts are hung and faced to the right.
Now let's move on to the home office. We use this space a lot more these days while working from home, so it needs to be organized.
Home Office Small Things Organized
Paper management is important in any home office. And, for this post, the paper is about the small things! The below post talks about how to create a long-term file system for your home and if you have a small business.
Now onto the incoming paper mail that we all have some form of. Do we need to keep all the junk mail that comes in? No, I think not! So, here is a way to organize this drop zone area to better manage the papers coming in.
If you need to organize your Home Office supplies, Sabrina's Admin Services blog talks about an affordable way of doing this: How to Organize Office Supplies with Minimum Expense
Now that all your home office small items are organized let's talk about the garage ! This area is the first place you see when you pull your car into the garage and can make coming home frustrating if disorganized and cluttered. So, let's minimize the small items in this area next.
Garage Small Things Organizing Tips
The next area to organize is your gardening supplies. Below, I talk about how I organized my cabinet on a budget. But you can easily use these tips for your garage gardening supplies area. Click through and read more.
You probably have small items to help keep your furniture from damaging your carpets and rugs . Let me guess, are they shoved in a drawer or bin somewhere? Ours were until we organized them in a divided container. Check out this post below to see all the items organized and displayed.
Now onto the cars! We have small things in cars too, and they need your attention. Check out this post for details on the useful things that you need in your vehicle.
Now, let's move on to the small tools that are most likely in your garage . We chose not to place them in the garage because we were concerned with rust in our cold garage ; we decided to put them in a basement closet. However, you can easily apply these tips to your garage .
Now, the next area to organize is your kids' space. We all know they have a lot of small stuff to organize. Hopefully, most items are designated to their bedrooms and the play/craft areas. Below are posts about kids' rooms and playroom small items organizing.
Kid's Rooms and Playroom areas
Let's first start out with the kids' craft room area. If your kids are like mine, crafts are the main part of their day. The below post talks about tips for craft room small things organizing.
And, if your child love to play make-believe or games. The post below will help you organize the play area for your kiddo.
Now, onto those kids who love them some sports. This area has a bunch of small items. Visit this post below to read how to organize those sports equipment. These items do not need to be placed in a playroom; they can be placed in the garage too.
Now, on to the bedrooms of the children.
Organizing Small Things in The Kids' Closets
Below is an example of how we organized my kids' closets.
And, the bedroom of boys. Their area can usually be done in a few hours like the before and after the post I am sharing here.
And, if you have a baby, you can use some of these small items organizing tips for their room as well.
Well, there you have it! There are other small items to organize in a home, so I plan on sharing them in a future post. What small items area do you plan on tackling shortly? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.