Over the years, my journey into home and organization content on YouTube has led me to test numerous hacks. Today, I’m thrilled to share my favorite home hacks that have not only stood the test of time but have made daily life more stress-free and keeping the home organized much easier.
Let’s dive into these stress free home hacks to simplify your home.
1. Mastering the Wardrobe:
Managing clothing clutter can feel like a never-ending battle. That’s why curating a minimized wardrobe has been a game-changer for me. I’ve discovered the power of storing just my go-to, everyday pieces in my main closet or dresser, reserving excess items or seasonal wear in separate storage areas. This method not only saves space but also streamlines my daily outfit decisions, reducing the time spent sifting through clothing I rarely wear.
2. Seasonal Clothing Management:
Using garment bags or designated storage for seasonal wear has been a lifesaver. It keeps my main wardrobe clutter-free and ready for the current season. By having a system in place, swapping out winter gear for summer outfits becomes effortless, ensuring my everyday wardrobe remains organized and accessible year-round.
3. Laundry Routine
Finding the right laundry routine for your family is crucial. Personally I have found doing laundry everyday 2 “put away” days a week works great for our family. But, what works for every family is different, maybe doing it 1x a week is better for you. The point is to pick a routine and stick to it.
4. Intentional Clothing Purchases:
Opting for versatile pieces while shopping has been a game-changer. Investing in clothing items that mix and match seamlessly not only simplifies outfit choices but also minimizes the stress of trying to match specific items. I’ve learned that a curated wardrobe with versatile pieces goes a long way in reducing clutter and decision fatigue.
5. Robot Vacuums for Daily Cleanups:
The addition of a robot vacuum to my daily routine has been a blessing. Knowing that my floors are being cleaned while I focus on other tasks or wind down for the day brings a sense of relief. While it might not reach every nook and cranny, it handles daily maintenance, significantly reducing the time I spend cleaning.
7. Cord Organization
Declutter and organize cords, keeping only what’s necessary and finding suitable management systems to avoid the infamous “cord bucket.” Regularly reassess and declutter cords to maintain an efficient system. Labeling cords or using color-coded tags can help identify them quickly, reducing the stress of searching for the right one.
8. The Power of Labels
Labels may seem redundant, but they streamline organization, making it easier for everyone in the household to find and return items to their designated spots. Extend labeling beyond storage containers. Labeling shelves, drawers, and even electronic devices can streamline everyone’s understanding of where items belong, fostering a more organized environment.
9. Tupperware Storage
Storing Tupperware with lids on may seem counterintuitive but keeps everything together and saves space. Experiment with alternative storage methods for Tupperware, such as drawer dividers or stackable containers, to optimize space while still keeping lids attached. Customized storage solutions might better suit your specific needs.
10. Store Items Where You Use Them
Storing items where they are frequently used, like keeping clothes and hair items in the kitchen, can save time and streamline routines. While it might seem unconventional, reevaluate where certain items are stored based on your family’s routines and habits. This strategy can optimize efficiency and minimize unnecessary movements around the house.
11. Managing Duplicates
Separate in-use items from duplicates, creating designated areas for surplus items to avoid clutter. Create a designated space for duplicates that’s easily accessible yet separate from actively used items. This prevents clutter in primary storage areas while ensuring you always have backups on hand.
12. Tackle Flat Surfaces
Regularly clearing flat surfaces helps prevent clutter accumulation, reducing stress and creating a more organized space. Implement a “clean as you go” policy to manage flat surfaces more effectively. Make it a habit to address any items accumulating on these surfaces throughout the day, reducing the need for dedicated clean-up sessions.
13. The Myth of Convenience in Leaving Things Out
Leaving items out adds to mental clutter and stress. Putting things away is often more convenient in the long run. Challenge the habit of leaving items out by creating designated “drop zones” for commonly used items. This practice fosters a tidier space without sacrificing convenience.
14. Clear Counters for Peace of Mind
Removing appliances from kitchen counters creates a cleaner, more functional space. Experiment with countertop organization systems or shelving to maximize space utilization while maintaining a clutter-free surface. Finding a balance between accessibility and cleanliness is key.
15. Streamline Entryway Clutter
Implementing systems for shoes, jackets, keys, and bags by the entryway helps minimize clutter and keeps essentials accessible. Explore storage solutions such as benches with built-in compartments or wall-mounted organizers to efficiently manage entryway essentials. Ensure these systems are intuitive for all household members to use consistently.
Mastering these home hacks has transformed how I approach organization and daily life. Incorporating these strategies can lead to a more stress-free and organized home, allowing for a smoother day-to-day experience.