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These Are The Types of Home Organization Systems That I Love

Home organization systems: I LOVE them! I also LOVE to organize!!! I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about having everything in order.

I.just.love.it!!

I would even venture to say that organization is my love language! When things are organized, I feel so content.

Since I can remember, as a little girl, my favorite thing to do was organize my room, my closet, my drawers – I know, I know! it’s not the normal kid’s favorite past time, but oh well!

I was able to carry my love for organizing into my marriage, and it worked really well when it was just my husband and me. But once we started having kids (we have seven now) organizing wasn’t as simple as it used to be.

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I found myself struggling with how to keep our house organized and managed. I still have the same love for organizing, but it’s not as easy to do with more people in the home.

So I started making up organization systems. That made all the difference! It was like a breath of fresh air on my unorganized home!

So Let’s Talk About Some of My Favorite Organizational Systems And Processes

I’m seriously so excited about this post, I can’t stop smiling!! It’s the little things!! Organization makes me so happy! These are literally the types of organizational systems I use to keep my house under control.

1. Nine-Hole Cubicles

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I use these nine-hole cubicles for everything! If you came to my house today, you would see them in our schoolroom, our pantry, in the basement, and the garage, in our kids’ closets, pretty much everywhere.

In the schoolroom, they hold all of our kids’ curriculum and extra books. In the pantry, they’re set up for my slow cookers, my juicer, of course, my Instant Pots, (Yes, I have more than one!! I actually have four, but that’s another story!) 🙂 and any other gadgets I don’t want on my countertops. (I try to keep my kitchen counter decluttered.)

In the basement, they are home to all of the kids’ scarves, hats, mittens and outdoor accessories. We live in the Great White North, where the winters are cooooold, so we have lots and lots of outside gear for the kids.

I gave up dressers many years ago and started using cubicles to store the kids clothes. I find it’s much easier for kids to keep things organized in a cubicle than in a dresser. The kids love it because they can actually find their things. No more stuff clothes in and trying to shove the drawer shut (I’ve pinched way too many fingers doing that!)

In the house we last lived in, I turned one room into a storage room for everyone’s clothes. We called it the family closet. My husband stacked nine-hole cubicles around the entire room (I love that man!) and the kids clothes were all stored in the family closet. It freed up their bedrooms from dressers that would get cluttered and gave them tons more space to play.

We use nine-hole cubicles to store books as well. It seems to be easier for the kids to put the books away since the dividers help the books stand up.

You can use nine-hole cubicle shelves for just about anything. Just use your imagination. The sky’s the limit!

2. Storage Bins

Storage bins or totes (everyone has a different name!) are my absolute favorite organization tool (and that’s saying a lot, considering how much I love nine-hole cubicles!) They come in all shapes and sizes and they can be stacked, stored under the bed, put in the attic, and used for just about anything.

Currently, I have a clothing system for all of the clothes that our kids are not wearing at this time. I often joke that I could run a consignment store out of my basement. I have kids clothes organized from 0-3 months all the way up to size 16-18 in both boys and girls sizes.

A large family like ours saves a ton of money when it’s time to switch over clothes for a season. First, we shop out of our basement, trying on all the clothes in a particular size for each child.

We always have fun reminiscing about who wore which article of clothing last and how much of a favorite it was. It’s fun for an older sibling to see a favorite sweatshirt on a younger child. And it’s fun for the younger siblings to wear something they know their older sibling treasured.

I also use bins to store curriculum we are not currently using. As soon as we’re done with the school year, I pack everything neatly into a bin and store it in the basement, safe for the next time we will need it.

Another favorite way to use bins is to store the kids’ toys. I’ve been very careful to keep toys organized since my oldest child was a baby. He’s now eighteen and my two-year-old is playing with toys his big brother played with almost decades ago! Not only does it preserve toys but it helps keep the house clean.

3. Chores System

I took time to organize all the kids chores into one system. The only question I have is why I didn’t do it sooner! When kids know what chores to do, the house runs like a well-oiled machine.

I’m able to oversee and manage the kids instead of feverishly trying to cover each responsibility myself while the kids are bored because I’m working so hard.

And before you think I don’t do anything, I help with all of the chores as I have time. But having a system in place for chores helps make sure that we’re all working on keeping the organized and under control.

This is the exact Chore System we use in our house. You should check it out! 😉

4. Laundry System

This is one of my absolute favorites! Because I feel like I could never really figure out how to keep up on laundry. I’ve also heard a lot of women say that laundry overwhelms them. I think it’s because no matter how hard you work, laundry is always gonna be there. Even if you’re completely caught up, at the end of the day when everyone changes their clothes to go to bed, you’re behind again.

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In order to fix this constant problem, my husband hung laundry baskets like these on the wall of our laundry room using some basic tools from the local hardware store. I used my Silhouette Cameo to label each of the baskets, towels, whites, and darks.

When my kids bring their hampers down in the morning (a chore they have on their chore cards), they sort their laundry into each of the baskets. Which means that I have laundry sorted and ready to throw into the wash at any time. It’s a self-sorting system.

Genius!! Then, each of the older kids have a chore card for laundry.

5. Home Organization Checklist

Sometimes you just need a checklist to help you stay on track. And if you’re anything like me, there’s a huge gratification in checking something off your list!

Ok, I’ll admit: I’ve even been guilty of writing things on my list – just so I could cross them off! Please tell me you do that too!

So to help you get your home organized, you can download the FREE Decluttering Binder Mini Pack. It includes two different checklists as well as a progress tracker.

To me, one of the best systems for organizing your home is simply having a way to keep track of everything. This will do the trick!

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6. Organization Notebook

Or you could purchase a notebook like this one and keep track of everything you want to organize. Of if you really wanted to get fancy, you could get one like this (that’s actually my favorite!) and make it more of a bullet journal organization notebook.

In your notebook, you’ll want to write all of the things you want to organized. Group them by category. Then use a calendar to decide which task you’ll complete on which day.

Things to organize can include:

  • Closet
  • Pantry
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Bedroom
  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Movies
  • Clothes
  • And so on….

You can organize your notebook several different ways, but I would write a category on each page and then list out what things need to be done to organize that part of your house.

Once you’ve written down all the things in your organization notebook, then the next thing is to just do it! Set a deadline and make it happen!

Keep your organization notebook nearby. It’s gonna guide you through the process of organizing your home!

 

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7. Home Organization Products

This one really gets my heart pumping because organizing things in one of my favorite things to do and having a good organization gadget to make the job easier is just…well…so…AWESOME!!

I get so excited about anything that will organize my home (and essentially my life) and make things streamlined.

In fact, one year for Christmas, my husband got me storage bins and totes and I was elated! I know! Maybe there’s something wrong with me!

At any rate, here are some organization gadgets to get you started on your way to an organized home:

9. Systems Are Essential

Having a good system to guide you through the process will take you farther than you can imagine.

I’ve tried to organize areas of our house (namely the basement and the garage) with no system and I’ve found it’s made me more than overwhelmed and I didn’t feel like continuing.

Additionally, when you organize a space without a system, you’re far more likely not to keep it organized over time.

Develop a system for how you will organize your home using the ideas in this post and then get ‘er done! Then keep it up and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!

 

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10. The Decluttering Binder

I like to organize when I’m excited about it. And let me tell you…the Decluttering Binder makes me super excited!

Why?

Because I love an organized system! It helps so much to keep me on track! In fact, when I have a checklist and an organized system, I find I get sooooo much more done than if I try to go at it without a plan.

Make sure you check out the Decluttering Binder! You’ll be glad you did!

What To Do If You’re Overwhelmed
  • Don’t be discouraged if you feel like your house is too unorganized. Just work in little chunks.
  • Follow the systems I’ve laid our for you and set small goals.
  • Make sure to use a tool like the Decluttering Binder to help guide you through the process.
  • And reward yourself for a job well done!
  • Remember…you can do it!!

Organizing Your House will Make Your Feel So Much Better!

When you organize your house, everything is more smooth and enjoyable. You won’t find yourself overwhelmed by piles of laundry every day, not knowing how to dig yourself out from under the mountain. Your house will only need maintenance and the occasional cleaning.

And in the case of your absence, everything won’t fall apart.

I don’t do these systems perfectly, but they have definitely helped bring more joy to our household. There are many times I’ve failed, but when I do, I get back up and start over right where I left off. That’s the beauty of an organized system.

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 What organization systems do you use to keep your house under control?  Comment below and let me know your favorite organization systems.

 

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