Small projects, big results
Who has the energy for organising tasks that take hours? No one, not even if you suddenly have more time on your hands these days. Plus, when you feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the project, there’s a good chance you’ll keep putting it off. That’s why these 30 mini makeovers that take 30 minutes or less are such a good idea. Not only will you actually tackle them since they’re manageable, but you’ll also feel really proud of yourself when you see the instant results. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready, get set, and start that timer.
Your home’s entryway is often a mess of mixed categories, accumulating everything from outerwear and shoes to keys and mail. Now, more than ever, it’s time to organise this disaster area – not just for your sanity but because it can also help keep germs at bay. First up: your shoes. You shouldn’t be wearing shoes in your house, since they can track in viruses, bacteria, and toxins. To decrease that temptation, have a spot for them right near the door. A sturdy three-tier shelf, will do the trick. Once that task is done, tidy the rest of the space by designating a spot for everything you store there. Use hooks for house keys, a basket for your wallet, and another organiser for incoming mail. Once you know where everything needs to go, it’s easy to keep the area clutter-free.
Your coat closet is one of those places where you stash random things when you don’t want to deal with them. Take 30 minutes and deal with them now. A neatly arranged closet will allow you to see what you have so you can use what you own. As you clear everything out, group items into categories, like outerwear and seasonal. Then, make a pile of things to be given away. (Just be sure to check the pockets of jackets first.) For newly cleared shelves, add a set of organising boxes. Pro tip: ones with clear windows are best since they allow you to see what’s inside.