11. Clean Bedding
YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM
12. Laundry Sorting
Everything runs better with a system! You can use as many baskets as you’ll need and organize them in whatever way you please (you may not have the space for these verticle, metal shelves), but labeled containers will always make laundry go faster.
13. Cleaning Supplies
Laundry doesn’t get clean with some warm water, sadly. You need plenty of products to get every stitch of clothing looking good-as-new, and you also need a place to store all of those products.
Rather than cluttering your laundry room floor, pick up some plastic crates at the Dollar Store (or reuse some you have hanging around your house) and use them as wall storage that’s wonderful out of the way.
14. Drying Space
If you’re willing to invest $20 or $30, then you need a retractable laundry line for your space. This is the easiest way to dry delicates that doesn’t get in the way once you’re done using it.
RANDOM CLEANING TIPS
15. Electronic Cables
In this day and age, one of the most tedious parts of cleaning is trying to get around a mess of cords for your phone, TV, tablet – the list goes on and on. A quick fix is consolidating all your cables with an empty drawer (or storage bin!) and some toilet paper rolls.
16. Get Creative About the Space You Use
Drawers and cabinets don’t have to be the only place where we store things! Don’t be afraid to use every nook and cranny to keep your knickknacks organized but out of sight.
17. Parents, Give Your Kids “Toy Totes”
Rather than give your kids domain over dozens of toys (which will ultimately just be scattered all over your floors) give each kid a plastic bin filled with a few of their toys. You can switch out which toys are in the bins and then teach them how to pack the tote back up once their done playing!
18. Never Leave the Room Without Something
A good rule of thumb to live by for a tidy home is to never leave a room without something in your hand. For example, don’t leave the living room without grabbing those empty glasses off the table, or don’t leave the kitchen without taking your shoes into the bedroom where they belong.
Living like this is a fool-proof way to keep clutter at bay!
19. Consolidate Dirty Tissues
Keep germs AND clutter at a minimum with this quick, clever hack! Grab two boxes of tissues (maybe two that match if you shop at somewhere like BJ’s or Costco) and use a rubber band to tie the boxes together.
Next, remove the tissues from one box and store them in a Ziploc bag until you’re ready to use them. Now, this empty box can serve as a “trash” for the tissues from the full box!
If you have anymore easy, actually doable organizational tips that you swear by, make sure to share them with us!