How to Organize
Home organizers follow a process to help you regain order and control in your home. The first step is to analyze the space being organized. Where items are placed is extremely important. For example, if you are laying in bed the lamp needs to be positioned in a way that it can easily be turned on or off rather than having to fight through a cluttered nightstand to reach the switch. Sometimes de-cluttering can be as simple as moving items around so they are conveniently placed in a functional and aesthetically appealing way rather than positioned on the first open and available space. After convenient locations are identified the next important part of creating an organized room is to see if it is visually appealing or not. If the room is not visually appealing, we address why and then create a solution to fix it. Solutions may include adding a storage system, rearranging the room, or reducing items in the room.
The second step is to prioritize what needs to be addressed first. The room or area of the room that is most disorganized should be organized first. After the room or area has been identified, pick sections to work on. For example, if the bedroom is the first room to organize, we may start with organizing the messiest area first or pick an area to start such as the dresser and clothes, move on to shoes, do the nightstand, etc. until the whole room has order and ambiance you are looking for.
After you have analyzed and prioritized your work areas it is time to start downsizing. Downsizing can be as simple as moving items into a different area where they will be enjoyed, more easily accessible when needed, or reducing the number of items you own. Sometimes choosing or knowing what to remove from your home can be a tough decision. Home Organizers in Woodburn will guide you through a process to help you make a decision about what to keep, giveaway, sell, or throwaway. Reducing the number of items within your space helps to increase order, clarity, comfort, and reduces stress levels related to having too many unorganized items. Once a decision has been made, we help facilitate the removal of items.
After items that are no longer needed in your home have been removed it is time to categorize the things you own. Items are categorized together by similarity. Things that are used in combination with each other should be placed together. For example, all of your summer clothes can be placed together. Things of the same shapes, size, or color can be stored or displayed together.
The next part of the process is to scrutinize and visualize. Do the things that you have meet the needs of the room? Does the room have the ambiance, feel, and look that you desire? Are the items in the room displayed or stored in a visually stimulating way? Does the room look inviting, clean, and comfortable? Are items placed in a way that they are easily accessible if needed? Are there enough storage options? If the answer to all of these questions is yes then it is time to move on to the next room. If there are no’s to any of these questions then Home Organizers in Woodburn will create a solution to turn them into yes’s.
As your home is coming together in an orderly way one of the main goals of home organizers is to maximize the space that is available. You can get the most out of your home or office by utilizing vertical and open spaces. For example, in bedrooms a bench with a built-in storage compartment at the foot of the bed could serve as an area to store stuff in. A bed with built-in drawers and/or shelving increases storage capabilities without taking up more space. Sometimes home organizers have to get creative to help get the most out of your home. You would be surprised at the hidden nooks and crannies that present themselves as viable storage options.
Finally, it is important to forecast and fantasize the needs of your home in the future. What may have been helpful in the past may not currently be a good solution. In retrospect what is working now may not be helpful in the future. It is important to always consider the future growth and changing needs of your home and adjust accordingly as needed.
Home Organizers in Woodburn would be honored to help guide you through the process. Fill out the form to your right today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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