Posted on 21 Aug
Keeping our lives and homes organized is truly a never-ending challenge—but there are ways to make the task slightly less daunting. In addition to providing a sense of calm, an uncluttered space lets your home’s interesting design features shine and architectural elements breathe. Here, we spotlight four tips to create a tidier home (and a peaceful mind).
INVEST IN A LABEL MAKER - One key element to getting (and staying) organized is having a place for everything and putting everything in its place. This process becomes easier when areas are clearly marked. Plus, if your home doesn’t have a labeled spot for an item—maybe you don't need it!
BE A MINIMALIST - Stop clutter before it starts by ascribing to a more minimalist lifestyle. Before making a purchase or bringing something new into the home, make sure it serves a purpose and is something you really need, not something you just want. In addition to cutting down on junk and clutter, this kind of mentality can also end up saving you money. It’s a win-win!
USE "EXTRA" SPACE FOR CREATIVE STORAGE - In Park City, seasons mean different clothes and different activities (kayaks in the summer, skis in the winter), which also translates to lots more stuff everywhere. Maximize your home’s underutilized space and use it for storing these types of seasonal items—things you don’t need to access readily for months on end. Try equipping benches, window seats, beds and ottomans with concealed areas for storage, plus, the ceiling in the garage can be equipped to store larger items—like those skis and kayaks.
HIRE SOMEONE - As gratifying as it is to DIY, know when to call in the professionals. Talented people specialize in cleaning, organizing and decluttering. They come fully prepared with the best tips and tricks and can help you sort through your personal items and guide you through what to keep, donate or toss. There’s no shame in asking for help—especially when the results can bring you peace of mind.