5 Shortcuts to an Organized Home
Thanks to the recent the recent popularity of house clearing shows on Netflix, organizing and organization is something on everyone’s minds, and we completely understand why.
Mess is stressful. When we see socks on the floor, crayons on the coffee table, and coffee cups everywhere, our heart rate monitors hit levels we can’t even achieve doing a HIIT workout.
We can get so distracted by the clutter and the messes that we can’t focus on our work, our families, or ourselves.
Having a clean, organized home, on the other hand, creates time and space for us to enjoy our lives.
Marie Kondo really did say it best when she said that an organized home “sparks joy.”
That’s why we put together this guide to organizing your home. Because here at ThreeMain we’re all about creating calm, clean, bright spaces - whether that be just your bedroom, your entire house, or the whole planet.
- The Household Items You Keep Buying But Don’t Really Need
- Our Interview With Organizing Expert Benita Larsson
- How to Get Your Home Ready for Back-to-School
- Organizing Tips for the 3 Dirtiest Rooms in Your Home
- How to Finally Get Your Cleaning Supplies Organized
1) The Household Items You Keep Buying But Don’t Really Need
Fun fact: superstores are specifically designed to keep you inside longer so you’ll buy more stuff.
And all those things you didn’t need to buy in the first place and don’t have a place for end up taking up a lot of space.
The professionals call these unused, unnecessary buys “clutter,” and they believe that the more of it you have, the more stressed out you’ll be.
So take a look at this list of 10 household products that you really, honestly, do not need to keep buying.
Recently completed a decluttering and have lots of extra stuff? Check out our guide to donating clothes, electronics, furniture, and everything else you don't use anymore.
2) Our Interview With Organizing Expert Benita Larsson
Some problems are just too big to tackle without consulting the experts.
That’s why we talked to organizing expert Benita Larsson about how to create charming, immaculate, and inviting spaces in our homes.
We talked to Benita about where to find inspiration for DIY house projects, her top decluttering tips, and what she loves most about her home.
You can read the interview here.
3) How to Get Your Home Ready for Back-to-School
Typically when we think of back-to-school, we think of freedom.
The kids are finally getting out of the house, and you won’t have to worry about finding activities to fill their days anymore.
What could be better?
And it is if you’re prepared for back-to-school when it happens.
Getting your house ready for back-to-school can help destress those mornings when you’re scrambling to get the kids out of the house or putting together afternoon snacks.
Read our post on getting back-to-school organized so that your home is ready for the busy fall season.
4) Organizing Tips for the 3 Dirtiest Rooms in Your Home
It is a truth universally acknowledged that your bathrooms, living room, and kitchen are always in want of a good dusting.
Those three spaces get dirty faster than anywhere else in our homes because they see more use.
Luckily, there are things you can do to preempt the clutter in those rooms.
By using small storage containers under the sink, buying multipurpose furniture, and doing a nightly sweep of your home, you can cut down on the mess and live in a happier home.
Here are our top ten tips for keeping the three messiest rooms in your home decluttered and zen.
5) How to Finally Get Your Cleaning Supplies Organized
The less stressful your cleaning routine is, the more likely you’ll be to do it every week.
One of the best ways to take the stress out of your cleaning routine is to organize your cleaning supplies, so you know exactly where to find everything you need when the time comes to clean your oven, mop your floors, or dust your shelves.=
But finding a space to organize your cleaning supplies can seem impossible if you live in a small space.
That’s why we came up with seven cleaning supplies organizer for small space and apartment living.
Just because you live in a small home, it doesn't mean you can’t have a cleaning “closet.”
Having an organized home will change your life.
Not just because you won’t be late for your kid’s soccer practice because you ran around the house for 20 minutes trying to find your keys, but also because an organized home gives you a calm, zen mindset.