In the mood to start getting your life and home organized? But not sure where to start?
Don’t worry it can be a daunting task! But if you take on one organization task at a time it is completely attainable and not even that time consuming.
Here are 16 parts of your life and home you can get organized to help you start improving your life today!
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1) Fridge and freezer
The first thing that you can get organized is your fridge and freezer.
Getting your fridge and freezer organized can help streamline your days. Not having to search for things and having a better idea of what you have in your fridge and freezer will help make meal planning and grocery shopping easier.
Get a set of fridge bins and shelves (only get clear!) that will help make your fridge look and stay organized.
Cleaning out closets is a great way to help you get your home and life organized.
Start with your clothes closets and not only declutter and donate items you don’t wear anymore but also take the time to get them truly organized. One of my favorite things for this is to get tank top hangers to save space and keep your closet more organized.
Also make sure to organize and of your miscellaneous closets and coat closets. If you need bins to store things in these closets then make sure to either get clear storage bins or keep your labels very detailed.
3) Important papers
It’s amazing how quickly important papers can get piled up all over your desk and the whole house.
So take this opportunity to organize those papers. Get an affordable accordion folder and take the 10 minutes to label the tabs and put all the papers in the correct folder.
Then in the future when you get new important papers you just have to put them in there and save yourself future troubles. This is a great habit of organized people, for more habits of organized people check out – 8 Essential Habits of Organized People.
Also, make sure that if you can you scan them onto a digital folder so if something were to happen you always have a digital back up.
4) Kitchen cabinets
After you organize your fridge and freezer you could move right over to your kitchen cabinets.
Get your drink ware organized and throw out anything chipped or that you don’t usually use. Then move over to the miscellaneous cooking supplies. Take the time to make sure things are put into the most efficient place for them.
Doing this will save you time in the long run!
Since you are in the kitchen already then move on to the pantry next.
Organize your pantry shelves by categorizing things and checking for expiration dates.
One of my favorite items for organizing your pantry is a can rack organizer. No more stacks of cans that fall over if you even look at them!
6) Under sinks
The next part of your life that needs organized and sorted through is the stuff piling up under the sinks in your home.
Bathrooms sinks and kitchen sinks.
Pull everything out from under the sinks. Then put back only what belongs in them and then find the right home for everything else that has been living under the sink.
7) Cleaning supplies
Cleaning supplies should help keep your home clean but they can end up getting messy themselves.
Organize your cleaning supplies and put them all in the right home if there is more than one. Also if you have more than one opened bottle of the same type of cleaning supply then combine those bottles.
8) Dresser Drawers
Dresser drawers being organized will make your busy mornings significantly better (for additional things you can do for a better mornings than read this).
Take the time to re-fold all the clothes to make them neat and organized. Then when you are putting them back make sure to ensure that they are all in the right place.
To help with keeping the drawers organized you can get drawer bins to keep them organized. Get a set with different sizes for different items!
9) Unsubscribe from clutter
The next things you can do to help get your life more organized is to stop more clutter from coming into your life.
Take an hour to unsubscribe from emails and catalogs that you never read. If you stop the clutter from coming in it will help keep you more organized in the long run .
10) Hobby supplies
Hobby supplies even if you are still actively participating in that hobby need to be organized.
If you are not participating in that hobby then consider getting rid of the supplies.
This is especially important if your hobby has a lot of small supplies. Like crafting! It’s worth the investment to get the right supplies to get and keep everything organized.
10 drawer shelves are helpful for lots of different hobby supplies. Especially crafting ones.
11) Your personal computer
Part 1 of this is to go through and create folders and then move pictures and documents into the correct folders. Then when you add new pictures or documents make sure to put them in the right folder.
Part 2 is backing things up. After you have everything organized it will be easier to back them all up to an external hard drive.
12) Your phone
After getting your computer organized then grab your phone and follow similar steps of creating photos and putting everything in their right place.
For everything you should do to get your phone organized go to this guide – 8 Ways To Organize Your Phone.
13) Toiletries / medicine cabinet
The next things to get organized is your toiletries and medicine cabinet.
Look through your medicine cabinet for anything past its expiration date. Then group similar items together to make it easier for you to find things when you need them.
Do the same thing for your toiletries and that includes makeup. Remember makeup expires too!
14) Under beds
Organizing under your beds is something that will lead to you being amazed at all the things you forgot you had!
Pull everything out from under your bed and donate/throw away anything you don’t need anymore.
For anything you are keeping get it organized. Determine if it should live somewhere else. If it does belong under the bed then make sure to get under bed organizers so things are organized and not just shoved under the bed.
15) Linen closet
Linen closets are another area that can make you stressed when you look at them! So safe yourself the stress and get your linen closet organized.
Make sure that everything that is in the linen closet actually belongs IN the linen closet.
Once everything that should be in the linen closet is in it you just need to arrange everything in the most functional way. Keep the things you use the most at eye level and easy to reach.
16) Tools and hardware
The last area you should work on getting organized is the tools and hardware that are in your garage or basement.
Get rid of duplicate items and then make sure that everything is in the right home. If you don’t have a large enough tool box to hold majority of the tools it is worth investing in a larger one so you can keep everything organized in one place
Still in the cleaning and organizing mood? Then check out 50 Items To Declutter Right Now.