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How To Keep an Organized Home in 5 Simple Steps

Ever since 2009, I’ve decided to leave my day job and focus on the things that I love to do. From there, I have been a full-time blogger taking my job with me whenever wherever. Basically, it isn’t just a “job” as it doesn’t really feel like you’re working. Indeed it is a dream lifestyle that anyone would love to have. Most often than not, if I am not traveling, I am doing my work at home. I prefer it that way so I can be a full-time mother, take care of my wifely duties while doing my online task.

So how do I organize our home? Simple … I categorize everything in a particular order. Check out my 5 simple steps below to keep your own home tidy and well maintained.

1. Dressers – there are different types which cater to every need. I like the big ones for my bedroom to keep it tidy and clutter free. Personally, we own 3 types of dressers. We have two big door type dressers that hold all my clothes as well as shoes. The third dresser looks different than the first two with its full table with mirror on the top where I can place my makeup and beauty tools while some of the drawers below can hold some of my accessories and clothes.

2. Cabinets – cabinets just like dressers keep a well-organized room. It is essential to have a few in the living room as well as the kitchen to act as a home organizer with home décor or electronics on top. There are also free standing bathroom cabinets to hold towels and can be decorated with candles on top or other toiletries.

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3. Wall Dividers – when used correctly divider can make a room look a lot bigger than it really is. A divider can hide unwanted clutter in a room and magically make it look well kept and organized. For those who have a home office and are in the fashion and beauty industry, maintaining a wall divider is an essential must-have. Dividers can add a touch of professionalism while beautifying a room as a décor.

4. Storage Boxes – (make sure to get assorted sizes) seasonal items such as Winter related items or clothing can be stored away in large storage boxes during the Summer season and vice versa. That way, you can free up a lot of space on your house and have more room for other essential items.

For unwanted items you can easily use small storage boxes and categorize these items as:

    a) to keep,
    b) to giveaway / donate
    c) to sell and before you even know it, your clutter will be fixed!

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5. Furniture Re-arrangement – most of us don’t even realize that sometimes all we need to do to make our home look a lot organized is to re-arrange our furniture. Moving things around your house can be tiring but very fun at the end of the day. Having a whole new look will add the illusion of having an entire new well-organized room.

If re-arranging isn’t your thing, you can also consider renting out furniture. As we are a military family, we’re always on the move. Recently, my husband and I have come across some homes for sale in Fresno CA, and the realtor shared that the key to making a home inviting to interested buyers is the furniture and how it is “staged” or presented.

Every home is different; the 5 simple steps that I have shared on this post would be a good start to keep you on the right track. I personally watch and follow HGTV shows and even tune in to all the latest episodes or new shows so I can be well informed with the latest tricks, hacks, as well as trends.

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to let me know using the comment box below. Until the next post and I hope you find this blog post helpful.

About Angela Bethea

Hello there! I'm Angela the sassy military wife behind the editorials on this blog. I often shop for bargain deals, check out sales and share my thrifty finds across my social network. Feel free to check out links to my other publications and social pages.

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18 comments

  1. I am a military spouse as well and I have learned to pair down knick knacks ( I hate to dust) but I never know how much room or storage I’ll have. So boxes and furniture the serves more than one purpose is key.

  2. Great ideas to keep being organized, especially the wall dividers. I haven’t thought of that. I need to find one of those.

  3. I love all things organisation, I like getting boxes, containers and I am now planning to do my whole kitchen to make it more functional.

  4. I am working on getting more organized. I will keep your tips in mind for sure. I need more storage boxes!

  5. I am new to the blogging game, only been doing this since August. But I love the relaxed feel that my new career has. It’s a blessing and I can’t wait until that will reflect in my paychecks. I love your simple easy tasks too, we recently just bought a home so our house has been a madhouse between the unpacking and organizing.

  6. I use wall dividers and storage boxes a lot. These tips sure are promising.

  7. I am not a good organizer for my home especially when it comes to cabinets. Glad to come across this blog and it has all the tips I needed. I guess I needed to get more storage boxes and assort all the different items neatly.

  8. You forgot don’t have kids 😜😜!! Seriously though – some good advice here

  9. These are super cool tips. I’m in the process of decluttering and your post is great reading for me at this moment…

  10. Just the other weekend I have actually rearranged the furniture in my living room and cleared up a lot of space! Who knew that just by changing the position of the dinning table would make the room so much airy and spacious!

  11. I am in my schedule to declutter my things this October and reading this is very timely. Will definitely consider your tips. Thanks for this.

  12. I am in the process of overhauling my house and I am trying to minimise my stuff at home. Thank you for a great post!

  13. These are fabulous tips! I just moved, so we’re going to purge again and get organized so we can unpack our last 2 boxes!

  14. I have been planning to reorganize our room. This give me a good idea where to start and what to get for. Thank you.

  15. My mission is to get our new place organized as soon as we move in. Hopefully it will be easier to keep up.

  16. My house is always a mess with a super active toddler. I really liked your tips and will definitely give it a try . thanks for sharing your knowledge

  17. I’m in the market for a new dresser. The one you described that has doors and holds shoes sounds just about perfect.

  18. These are all great tips at keeping a house tidy and organized. I couldn’t keep my living room organized without my decorative storage boxes for blankets and my son’s toys. I’ll have to try out your other tips too. Thanks for sharing!

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