5 questions to ask yourself when organizing your space
Finding things quick and easy in your space (home, office, room) is the first step to saving time and energy.
Here we give you 5 questions to answer when organizing your home.
What do I need to store and where do I want to keep it?
Choose strategically where you will place each thing and make sure it is congruent to the use that you’ll give it. For example, if you know that you’ll leave your bag or backpack at the entrance, give it a space and respect it.
Even if things don’t go where they traditionally would go (like tools on the entrance or books in the bathroom) if it works for you, go for it! If you have a guest room, don’t treat it as a storage room, if visitors suddenly arrive, you’ll have to work harder to get it fixed up.
How often will I use it?
If it’s something that you’ll need every day, don’t throw it at the bottom of a drawer! On the other hand, if it’s something that you only use once a year (like Christmas decorations, seasonal clothing, rain accessories or for hot weather) you can store it in a place that is more hidden away.
Should it be visible or hidden? There are things that don’t get used daily, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make good decorative elements that deserve to be seen. However personal hygiene products, bank reports, and that t shirt we’ve had for years are things that we should leave out of sight for our guests.
Can it be high or should it be low?
If it’s too heavy or too delicate, the best thing would be to put it near the floor, this will avoid hurting yourself when lifting it up and diminishes risk of it falling and breaking. Likewise, if you’re storing things high up, make sure you have enough room for a step ladder and that it’s safe to bring them down.
Should i put this on a shelf or in a drawer?
There are materials that can get faded in sunlight or that shouldn’t be left to collect dust. These are the things that should in a drawer. Objects more resistant to the elements are okay to be left on shelves.
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