• Lahni Carney

How to Organize any Area of your Home (The Ultimate Guide)

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

1. Take everything out of your area

When organizing, the best place to start is with a blank slate.

It's one of the most important things to do when you are organizing. Clearing the space will make it easier to categorize and visualize how to use and organize the space once you've purged the items you don't need anymore.

Oftentimes, my clients come to me and say that they are overwhelmed. So we always start with taking everything out of the space.

When you see a clear space it changes the psychology of your mind. In order to create a new functioning space, it's best to categorize all the items you're pulling out as you take them off the shelves/racks/floor (I will talk a little bit more about that later).

Having a space that is filled with a ton of different small items, like a linen closet that has a lot of toiletries or different utility items for your home can make it feel really cluttered.

By creating an organizational system, you will be much more able to maintain the organization and give you time to do the things that you love, like spending time with family, your hobbies or your career.

When you try to organize within the space, it can become overwhelming, leading you to stop before you can finish!

2. Categorize all of your items and get rid of trash