“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
When it comes to home organizing ideas, let’s modify Leo Tolstoy’s statement a bit: all families are diverse in their own unique ways; family living styles are almost all alike everywhere.
Smelly socks scattered across the floor, cereal boxes cluttering the kitchen counters and cupboards overflowing with clothes are just some of the sights that are common to most households. It doesn’t matter how large your family is or how old your children are, if you want to keep your home organized, then there is a basic protocol that you ought to follow. The problem is that many people think that proper home organization is only possible through various trips to the Container Store or IKEA or after spending a large amount of money to revamp all the storage spaces. But that is not the case.
All it takes is a bit of creativity and some smart family home organization tips for a place that is full of style and functionality.
Think Outside the Home
To get things right, think of what you really need, what will be a beneficial add-on and what is merely an extra. Once you have a clear idea of what you want your house to look like, think of the various ways in which you can achieve that. For instance, if you have a relatively small family but often get a lot of visitors; consider a convertible dining table that can be adjusted to the required size. Or you can buy casters and join them with the existing table to create a bigger one when needed. This gives you greater flexibility in arranging the furniture and provides more open and clear spaces.
A Commercial Perspective Helps
Looking at things commercially will enable you to make the most of your resources at the minimum possible cost. For instance, a plastic dispenser for cereals that is easily at arm’s length for your children will help them prepare their own breakfast and therefore and eliminate the daily morning mess in the kitchen. A small laundry basket near the shoe rack will get rid of socks scattered all over the place while dividing your cupboard into separate sections for daily wear, office wear, night suits and so on will keep it tidy as well as maximize storage.
Creativity is the Key
Above all, remember that creativity is the most important thing for maximizing storage and creating a functional living space. Instead of going with traditional home decor, look for things that are more practical. Rather than expensive wooden furniture, consider particleboard closets, especially for the kids’ room. These are more versatile in their use, easy to clean, and really affordable.
With these inexpensive home organizing ideas, you can create a place that is well suited for you and your family as well as make the space always look neat and tidy despite the daily regimen.