It’s time for a little spring cleaning, mama. As overwhelming as it can be to keep an organized house with kids running around, it’s not impossible. I promise. I suggest choosing a small project a day. Maybe Monday you’ll organize under the bathroom sink while the kids nap; Tuesday you can straighten up the linen closet, etc, etc. Here is a list of 10 of my personal favorite items that help keep my home organized.
What did I miss? How do you keep your home neat and tidy?
10 Essential Items for an Organized Home
- Cloth Storage Cubes – I have these everywhere. They’re really useful for organizing craft supplies.
- Brown Paper Bags – Just basic paper grocery bags are super handy when organizing. Simply label them “trash,” “donate,” and “sell” so that you can easily get them to the appropriate place after cleaning.
- Stuffed Animal Hammock – See how we use ours here.
- Cleaning Tote – Put your most-used cleaning supplies in one of these handy totes. It will instantly organize your under-the-kitchen-sink area, as well as make cleaning easier.
- Broom Holder – I thought it was silly when my husband bought one of these. But now I will make sure we install one in every house we live in! No more brooms and mops falling over every time you open the closet!
- Chalkboard Labels – I’m a huge fan of labeling to stay organized. If everything has a spot, there’s no excuse for things to get messy. Chalkboard labels are awesome because you can easily adjust the labels based on your changing needs or seasons.
- Hanging Closet Organizers – Think beyond shoes with these. I have one that I use for diapers.
- Scarf Hanger – These are great closet space-savers. I use mine to store camis. Why waste the hanger or drawer space?
- Menu Board – It doesn’t get more organized than meal planning. Planning your meals using a menu board will prevent you from overbuying food, which clutters your kitchen. The money you save is a bonus!
- Themed Toy Baskets – There are so many cute themed toy baskets. My theory is that if everything has a home, then your house should stay tidy. If you can’t find a specific themed basket or bin, you can always make your own by adding a label (printed picture labels work best for little kids!).