Your home is your sanctuary, but sometimes you might find yourself getting frustrated by a lack of organization or a struggle to accomplish tasks. There are ways, though, to make your home more convenient so that you can be more efficient and have more time to relax.
Start in your kitchen. Organize your cupboards and drawers logically, installing plate racks, cup hooks and silverware trays. You might transfer your food to see-through storage containers that fit easily side by side. Purchase a vertical spice rack, too. Then turn your attention to your refrigerator, and make sure you can easily see and grab everything you need.
For extra convenience, you could create a rolling island that you can move about for extra work space or for transferring food from stove to table. You don’t have to buy anything expensive. Just add wheels for carts to a sturdy table in the size you need.
Next, tackle your closet. You can purchase a closet organizing system if you have extra money in your budget, or your can build one of your own using inexpensive plastic storage units or baskets. Install some floating shelves as well, and hang a rack on the back of the closet door for even more storage. Research closet organizing tips and tricks online for more ideas, and you’ll find everything from how to use tabs from soda cans to double your hanging space to how to hang scarves with shower curtain rings. Don’t forget labels so that you can find everything easily.
If you work at home even part of the time, then you know how important it is to have a convenient office. Make sure your desk is large enough to accommodate your computer and provide you with a flat work surface. Your office chair should be comfortable and offer plenty of support for your back. Take the time to organize your files in filing cabinets or boxes so that you can grab what you need quickly, and bring in shelves to keep office supplies close at hand.
Finally, install convenient shelving throughout your home to keep your necessities organized. A tall, slim shelf in the bathroom can hold towels and toilet paper. Shelving in the garage is perfect for tools and seasonal items. Shelves in the family room can store books, games, movies and toys.
With a little effort, you can make your home much more convenient and save yourself time in the long run.