Resolve to get organized in 2013

After the big glittery ball has dropped and resolutions are made, the difficult part begins. To achieve success, observers suggest we break down our resolutions into smaller, more feasible goals. Think short-term.

For example, it is well-known that every year, one of the most popular resolutions is to become more organized. This can sometimes feel overwhelming, so here are some simple solutions from The Home Depot Canada to clear and conquer the clutter in your home:

Organize your front foyer

This space sets the tone for first impressions. Think about stashing useful items such as gloves, hats, scarves and pet supplies in decorative fabric bins. These are easy to label, and make it easy to find items with just a glance. If you do not have a closet in your entry way, invest in a simple shelved console table where you can store your organized items for easy access. A multi-purpose shelf with mounted hooks for sweaters, jackets and coats is essential to keeping your no closet foyer pristine.

De-clutter your kitchen pantry

A functional pantry is the key to a functional kitchen. Creating a working pantry can be a big challenge depending on your cooking routine and habits. Take measurements of your space and purchase wire baskets or locking plastic containers to categorize your various ingredients according to your needs. Hang bins inside of the pantry door for popular foods. Not only will this be a time saver, but will also optimize your pantry space.

Conquer your bedroom closet

Bedroom closets often fall victim to being a dumping ground for items without a ‘home’. As you de-clutter, sort items into the following categories: keep, donate, recycle and trash. For the items you do keep, the closet configurator is not only a simple solution, but also an affordable one. With so many options available for a variety of sized spaces, adjustable shelving systems will accommodate your changing needs.

By following these simple suggestions you will not only have the tools for organizational success but also be able to check off that New Year’s resolution without the guilt of past years. More tips on home organization are available online at www.homedepot.ca or at a store in your neighbourhood.

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Written by Canadian Home Trends

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1 Comment

  1. Good resolutions! As a Professional Organizer myself, I find my clients find it less overwhelming when we give them a road map so we tackle one project at a time and the ultimate goal is to create a space the works and is easy to maintain.

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