Have you ever had one of those mornings when you can't find the shirt you wanted to wear, the kids can't find their shoes, and – where the heck are your keys? It happens to the best of us! When our homes are disorganized, life becomes more difficult.
The good news is, taking some simple steps to organize your home can stop this from happening. Even better, strategic organization can help you live a more productive and healthier life. These three tips will help you get started:
Organize Your Nightstand
Since it's the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at the end of the day, you'll want your nightstand to give you a feeling of calmness. If you've accumulated clutter here, like books you've already read or things you've pulled out of your pocket, go ahead and find a new place for these things. Then, make sure the space next to your bed makes you feel happy by strategically adding a few items you love – like a candle and a few treasured photos. A beautiful, minimalistic design will help you go to sleep feeling calm and wake up with a sense of happiness.
Set Up an Exercise Area
More people are working out at home now. Whether you're watching YouTube exercise videos on your television or you're taking a daily walk, it's important to keep all of your equipment together and in an inconspicuous space so it doesn't make your home look cluttered.
For example, if you're exercising in your living room, keep all of your equipment tucked away in a designated cabinet or a decorative basket. If you're walking, keep your earbuds, sunscreen and reusable water bottle together by your front door. This way, you won't have to search for them when you're ready to burn those calories.
Set Up Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating
You're more likely to eat fresh, healthy meals if it's easy and convenient to prepare them at home. This is one of the reasons kitchen organization is so important. Start by clearing your refrigerator and pantry of foods that are spoiled or expired. Then, organize the food that's left by category.
If you enjoy eating salads, for example, put all of the ingredients for your salad together in one drawer or on the same shelf. This will keep you from having to dig around when you're preparing your meal and make it more likely that you'll actually make a salad instead of grabbing the not-so-healthy food that's a bit more convenient.
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