Tips To Put Your House in Order
- Advantages of maintaining order
- Living rooms
- Main Bedrooms
- Children bedrooms
- Places of study and work
- Bathrooms and kitchens
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To order not only means to have everything placed, but also give a place to each thing so that it is always at hand. Here are a few suggestions and tips to help you organize each room in your house.
2. Advantages of maintaining order
When a house is ordered, many positive effects are immediately obtained on daily life:
- It saves time because everything is immediately and is at hand, without movements or unnecessary walks.
- Space is optimized, because objects are no longer in the middle and you gain room to live and comfort.
- The cabinets, shelves or simply boxes that are used to store themselves become decorative items by themselves.
If you have decided to order your home or review the organization you currently maintain, the first thing to do is to prepare a list of the storage needs you have in each room, think of the best way to organize things and, at the same time, value How you would like in each case the containers: display cases to display objects, cabinets where they remain hidden but wisely ordered, shelves, etc.
If you prefer “organized clutter,” modular shelving systems that combine wood or glass doors, baskets or open shelves are the best choice. Another list that you have to prepare in parallel is that of the places in your house where you can store a lot of things that are not used every day: garage, basement, attic, storage, hollow under the stairs, hollow Under the beds, etc.
Although it is usually a small site, with a little imagination, you can get much of it. If the ceiling is very high, a good formula to take advantage of the vertical space is to prepare shelves using pre-cut boards and some hidden or semi-concealed fixing system. These shelves help to enhance objects and adapt to all decorative styles. If the entryway in addition to high is narrow, it is advisable to place them only on one of the walls. To place books and decorative objects, it is enough that they are between 15 and 20 cm deep.
4. Living rooms
The living room is probably the room in the house in which more distinct activities can be carried out. Therefore, we must organize it according to what is most frequently done in it: receiving guests, reading, listening to music, eating, watching TV, etc. The secret to make the living room a pleasant space to be is to combine the decorative aspects with the functional ones. Below we suggest a series of suggestions made in the form of a question that will help you organize the room:
- Would you keep the decorative style of the rest of the house in the living room? Will the salon be my biggest investment in both furniture and finishes?
- Do I have many items to keep in the living room? If I create an eating area, would it be practical to have the dishes on a sideboard near the table?
- Would I like to place many decorative objects? Do I want to have them on the shelves or I prefer to put them in showcases so they do not fill with dust?
- Do I want to place books in the classroom? What are the measurements of books? Shelves, loose shelves, glass doors … what do I prefer?
- Will I put the TV in the living room? Integrated in a piece of furniture or a piece of furniture with wheels? What if the hidden in a piece of furniture?
Modular systems are a good choice for the salon. Facing the unique furniture have numerous advantages:
- They are evolutionary because they allow you to start to furnish the room and expand the storage capacity or transforming it as you get a clearer idea of the function that will be given to each corner or each zone.
- They are very practical because they can be disassembled and moved with ease.
- In addition, they are original and personal, given the wide assortment of finishes, colors, elements and complements, you can create a combination absolutely personalized and according to your own needs.
5. Main Bedrooms
Among all the bedrooms in the house, the master bedroom is usually the one that provides more opportunities to store. When their dimensions are reduced, additional drawers can be placed to the wardrobe, shelves and even drawers with wheels to take advantage of the space under the bed. When the bedroom is very large, it is time to consider creating a dressing room. The following questions can serve as a guide to study the different possibilities when it is assembled:
- Do I have enough space to install a very large closet or even a dressing room?
- Would you save space if you put sliding doors?
- How would you distribute the bars, shelves, and drawers?
- In addition to clothing, do I have to keep bulky items? Do I need to store them in the bedroom or store them in another part of the house?
- Should I install a door to separate the bedroom from the dressing room, or can I leave it open?
If you finally decide to create a dressing area in the master bedroom, these suggestions will be very helpful:
- Organize clothing by groups: shirts, pants, jerseys, skirts, jackets. Next, calculate the space you will need for each group.
- Always place the drawers within easy reach.
- If you share the dressing room with someone, try to create separate areas for each one.
- What you use the most, you need to be more accessible. Reserve the top shelves for everything you use occasionally.
- Take measurements of your clothes and create the gaps by adjusting to them. Do not forget that it is about optimizing the space.
- It provides a 25% complementary space for future acquisitions.
- It will be very practical to install overlapping bars (top shirts, pants down and skirts).
- Whenever possible, use systems that allow you to regulate the gaps in height.
- Hang clothing as close to the floor as possible. If you do this, you better use the space and do not create holes where you will end up accumulating objects.
- Create special spaces for ties, handbags, belts and other accessories.
6. Children bedrooms
In a children’s bedroom it is very important to ensure that the organization adapts as much as possible to the personality and age of the children who use it. In addition, the order that is established should allow them to always have enough space to play. Before making decisions, think about these aspects:
- The bedroom is organized differently if children have a room to play. In this case, you can create a work area in the bedroom with an atmosphere that invites concentration.
- It is important that the shelves are growing in height with the children. You should avoid having to use a stool to access your everyday objects. Shelves or shelves for placing toys should be sufficiently deep and resistant. It is also important to place the hangers to your height so that they can take care of hanging clothes, backpack, etc. All these aspects will help you get involved in the task of keeping your room tidy.
- Chests and chests are excellent places to store toys, they are collected but do not require children to make an excessive and useless effort of classification. When space is not available, beds with drawers or boxes with wheels to put under the bed are very practical.
- If there is no separate playroom, a work area must be reserved in the bedroom, in addition to the play space. This area, which in the early years will be limited to a small table where to draw or work with plasticine, will also have to grow in height and complexity as children turn years. However, it should always be a comfortable and pleasant area to read, study and do their jobs.
7. Places of study and work
Currently the most common is that each of the people who live in the house have a small area to concentrate to study or work. This area can be located in the bedroom, in the living room or even in the kitchen. The most important thing is to take advantage of the space to the maximum and to have everything at hand to have to get up as little as possible from the work table.
The computer is already an indispensable element in this space. There are also filing cabinets, folders and stationery. The printer and stereo are also common to make the job more enjoyable. Therefore, the first thing that needs to be done is a list of the elements that want to be incorporated in the area and play with different possibilities until finding the distribution that favors the maximum comfort. Some of these elements are very heavy (computer, books, etc.) and do not forget when choosing furniture and shelves.
If at home each person has their own area of work, it is very important that each one make their own decisions about the elements they want to introduce and the distribution that they want to give them. Although you can advise them, do not forget that the keys to their own comfort are only known to them.
8. Bathrooms and kitchens
To improve the distribution and organization of your kitchen, you can consult other councils dedicated specifically to this place of the house. Also, remember that there is always a space to introduce some shelves with books and objects, to have them handy or simply to decorate.
With respect to the bathrooms, in other Ideas and reports you will also find numerous suggestions to take advantage of the available space. Currently there is a wide assortment of bathroom furniture, both of which are placed under the sink, where everyday objects are stored, as well as auxiliary furniture that help you to take advantage of all available openings for storage.