Get Organized for 2018

Jan 10, 2018
The start of the New Year is the perfect excuse to make your home a little more organized - even if it wasn't on your list of resolutions. To help you create a space with more structure, we've shared our top three organizing tips. Check them out below and get ready to add some order to your home.

1. Curb Your Clutter
When it comes to getting organized, the biggest obstacle is clutter. It's easy to accumulate things (furniture, clothing, art, dishes - anything, really) and it's hard to let stuff go (are you really sure you won't need that third colander one day?). Before you start rearranging your decor, think critically about your possessions. What do you need? What do you love? What can you get rid of? It was William Morris that said "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." Consider this thoughtfully as you begin decluttering. 

Curb Clutter 

2. Recognize (and Fix!) Problem Areas
Organizing your whole home can be a daunting task, so don't think of this project that way. Instead, start with the most challenging areas of your space, and focusing on fixing them. Can't find anything in your closet? Clutter making every trip into and out of your home a struggle? You can't build a bigger closet or foyer, but you can donate old clothing and store off-season shoes and jackets in a different location. When you fix problem areas one at a time, you end up organizing your home. What aspects of your space are currently plaguing you? Start there. 

Organized Foyer 

3. Find Beauty in Functionality
Organization can be a thing of beauty. Embrace the decor trend of putting items on display - like opaque kitchen cabinets and bathroom shelving. When your things add to the look of your space, you'll be more mindful of what you're purchasing and the state you keep it in. 

Organized Kitchen 

We hope these tips help bring some organization to your space this year. For more home improvement tips, project ideas, and advice, visit the Marketplace Events Home Show nearest you. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get the inside scoop on 2018's hottest decor and design trends.