It's 2020: Let's Get Organized!

Clutter-free feels so good...ammmiright?!

Sometimes it seems like the best part of the holidays is taking down the tree and putting the decorations away for another year. New year, new opportunities to tame the clutter, organize all spaces and feel good about your neat-as-a-pin abode.

If you’re in an organizational rut, this Becoming Minimalist blog has some excellent ideas on how to get started.

  • Set a timer and commit to 5 minutes of decluttering (pretty much guaranteed that once you’re on a roll, it’ll be hard to stop.)
  • Take the 12-12-12 challenge: 12 items to throw away or recycle, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to be returned to their proper place within your home, garage, or wherever you borrowed it from.
  • This one works great for kids – when their room or play space is tidy, take and print photos of how the tidy room looks. When the mess comes back, send them off to clean up with the photos in hand, so they have an example to work from.
  • Print this decluttering checklist and pin it on your fridge or wall, as a reminder of your goal of a simplified, clutter-free home.

This post has some great dos and don’ts for organizing your space (and those baskets look amazing).

Makers unite – guaranteed drools over these stunning craft rooms featured at The Spruce!

Who needs art when you can frame up a spectacularly well-organized pegboard 😍.

Not everyone has a closet to spare, but if you are fortunate to have the extra space, this redo is totally wow!

Keep your eye out at thrift stores and estate sales for dated cabinets. With a bit of imagination (and – we would suggest - Linen Chalk Paint 😉), you can create an elegant craft corner.

Many in our community of DIYers have the skills to do a deep dive into the organizational pool, so we have collected some pretty spectacular construction ideas.

Broom ClosetThis utterly beautiful and well-organized broom and cleaning closet makes us swoon.

Built-in BookshelfHow’s this for a smart use of dead space in a small room?

Workshop OrganizationWe like these simple and clever ideas from Family Handyman, to tame your workshop.

 

 

Creators, you are a top source of creativity and inspiration for everyone here in the Studio – we hope you'll join in the comments below to share your project ideas, photos, and plans for a well-organized 2020.

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