How to Organize Your Household for a Stressfree Life

Homes become quickly cluttered, especially when they contain a family of busy people. Often, people in the home are not on the same page when it comes to organizing and decluttering the space; this leads to increased stress levels, frustrations, and household arguments. Read on to find out how to create efficient and reliable systems to organize the home and reduce stress.  

Room Organization 

If you’re like most people, you have a living room, kitchen, bathroom(s), and bedroom(s) in your home; and like most people, you will also have limited space in these rooms. Always remember the three Rs when it comes to room organization; these stand for Reduce, Resourcefulness, and Resilience. Follow these principles for every room in the home to make it more organized.   

Shelving Ideas  

Whether you have limited space in your home or more space than you know what to do with, smart shelving ideas keeps thing organized and ensures you know where things are when you need them. Shelving is easy to make, so you don’t need to rely on the basic infrastructure of the property. Shelves can be installed on any wall in the home and can be installed in cupboards.  

Storage Ideas 

If you suffer from clutter in the home, you need some smart storage solutions. Clutter is not only unsightly and inconvenient, but it can also affect the mental well-being of your family. Clutter creates tension in the mind leading to stress and household arguments. Storage ideas include storage stools, vertical shelving, under-unit storage, and utilizing the basement and loft areas.  

Home Organizing Basics  

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Think Vertically 

When it comes to organizing your home, it pays to think vertically, especially if you live in an apartment or are otherwise limited in space. Vertical shelving not only gives you more storage for less space, but it creates little nooks and spaces, allowing you to store things underneath. 

Whether it is shelving, storage boxes, or clothing, stacking them vertically allows you to keep your belongings organized and increase your floor space at the same time. Thinking vertically is also useful when investing in household furniture such as beds, home office furniture, and more. 

Wall Mounting 

Are you frustrated with the clothes rack in the middle of the front room? It gets used so frequently that it eventually becomes a fixture in the front room that is only moved when someone is coming to visit. There has to be another solution, and there is with wall mounting. 

If you need more space in your home, consider a wall-mounted drying rack that attaches directly to the wall in the laundry room or drying room. A wall-mounted drying rack can be bought ready to attach with screws. Alternatively, you can drill some holes in any drying rack and attach it.   


Clutter is one thing, but disorganization is another. If you get frustrated when you can’t find your cutlery items, baking items, socks, or correct adapter cables for your devices, you need a compartmentalizing solution for the home. This means grouping similar items together in places. 

Compartmentalizing is easy; all you need to do is choose a space for your belongings and choose some belongings to group together. Choose a drawer in the kitchen for your cutlery items, one in the bedroom for socks, and one in the living room for your devices and cables.  

Useful Spaces 

No matter the size or dimensions of your home, you are sure to have some useful spaces that can be used to make your home more organized and reduce your stress levels. Cupboards are the perfect locations. Cupboards can be unique spaces to create book nooks and play spaces. 

Of course, cupboards don’t tend to be dead spaces. If anything, they clutter up and become storage that keeps the rest of the home clean and tidy. But if you have a cluttered cupboard, it’s an indication that your home could be better organized. Clean it out and make it more useful.    

Hanging Rails 

Don’t have enough shelves in your home, don’t worry; copper pipe is your friend. There’s no need to head to IKEA or your local home store for some new shelves; all you need is some copper piping from the hardware store and some time to screw it into the wall in any room.   

Copper is a soft metal, so it is easy to cut through and drill into. Copper pipe can be used to create hanging rails in any room, but it works best in the kitchen and bathrooms. Simply drill into them and affix them to the walls using screws; you can then hang up pots, pans, and utensils.  

Space Savers 

These days, most people need a home office of some kind. The pandemic might be over, but most businesses offer remote working options. The pandemic might have also convinced you that home business is the best way to protect your income during times of uncertainty. 

If you don’t have an entire room to dedicate to your home office, you can make the most of a micro-space within a room for a fold-down desk. Turn a set of drawers on its side and fix it to the wall, then create a fold-down door that works as a desk. Store things here when it’s not in use.    

Utilize Drawers 

Like cupboards, drawers become quickly cluttered and lead to more clutter in the home. How often have you opened a drawer with an item in your hand only to find that you don’t have space for it in there either? As with cupboards, drawers can be decluttered and used more intelligently. 

The strategy is simple, identify a clear purpose for the drawer, and you always know where things go and how much space you have. In the kitchen, you will need a drawer for your cutlery, but you might also need a drawer for cleaning supplies, spices, baking goods, and so forth.   

Dedicated Spaces 

The more organized you are in your home, the happier and less stressed you are in general. Organization in the home comes down to creating the right spaces for the right things and maintaining a system that prevents clutter. Make sure you have plenty of dedicated spaces. 

A dedicated space can be a cupboard, some drawers, storage boxes, or an entire room in the home, such as a loft or basement. Once you have your dedicated space established, it’s time to create some efficient organization. It also helps to group your belongings into simple themes.     

Time Saving 

It might feel like it sometimes, but you are not the only person in your home. Whether you have children, a partner, or both, you can team up with them to ensure your home is clutter free and stress-free. Organizing a home is the same as organizing employees in a business sometimes. 

If you have timesheets at work you will know how effective and indispensable they can be for organization, timekeeping, and efficiency. A similar system can be employed in the home to ensure that you and your family are on the same page when it comes to organizing the home.  


Creating an organized, clutter-free home is easier than you might think. All you need are some efficient systems in the right areas, but your household members also need to be on the same page. Everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction to ensure that your home is clutter free and stress-free. Use the ideas in the article to optimize your home to make it predictable.

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