More Home Organization Tips

bedroom2Are you struggling to keep clutter at bay, find out how to finally get organized this year. When you keep your home clean and organized, you will find that you have a much greater enjoyment out of your home. Read on to find out more about how best to do this.

Flat surfaces

A more appropriate strategy for busy homes is to create a focal point. Use the flat surface as a showcase area, with one central display. For instance, use your most beautiful vase full of dried flowers as the center of attention atop an upright piano. Put your favorite decorative ceramic bowl in the center of a windowsill (as long as it doesn’t interfere with the opening of the window). Cluster a trio of unusual glass paperweights by a radiator cover. By creating a focal point, anything else put on the surface sticks out like a sore thumb.

 

Desk drawers

Traditional desks with drawers provide additional storage for things you would prefer to keep out of view. But the problem with drawers is precisely that everything is hidden. It’s easy to put things there without thinking, and the drawers can quickly turn into clutter buckets. To make best use of your drawers and keep them as organized as possible, commit each drawer to one type of storage, and partition drawers as necessary to keep things neat.

Desktop

Your desktop should provide enough room for basic office tools and for space to comfortably write, to open your mail, and to review files as necessary. There should be enough room around everything to allow movement – so you don’t bump your computer monitor while reaching for a pencil. In figuring out how big your desk should be, you should work with the other zones of the home office. For instance, you may prefer to use a desktop wire file-organizer for often-needed files. But, if the home office space will not accommodate a large desk, those files are better placed in the front of your file cabinet or in a drawer.

Cords

Capture your cords with a cord organizer. There are two types: flexible tubes that keep the cords concealed so you can run a bundle of cords wherever they need to go and rigid cord channels that also contain all your cords in one outer shell. Although less flexible, the channels are more easily attached to surfaces such as the underside of your desk or baseboards of your wall. Lengths of rigid channels are put together by combining sections of straight pieces and corner “elbows”. Both flexible and rigid organizers are available in a wide selection of finishes, materials, and colors.

If you do these things, you will be surprised by how well your new home in Las Vegas looks! When you move, this is a great time to organize. For more tips, come back tomorrow for our next set! For more information on this topic, click here. We can help you.

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