By: Jeremiah Brent
Let’s be honest; it’s hard for the majority of people to stay well-organized between work, running families, and life in general. But one of the greatest and most important parts of creating a well-designed home is developing a system for a well-organized home.
I like to encourage people to make every moment or experience in their home special, and while organization may not be fun, if done properly, it has huge potential to add personality and a level of sophistication to your home.
One of the best ways to kickstart this change in your organization process is to use each season as a launching pad.
Curating and changing out your art seasonally is one of the most inexpensive ways to evolve your home. Decide to move one to two pieces of art in each room; you’ll be shocked at how quickly the energy of the space will shift.
My second suggestion is to get rid of those shampoo, mouthwash, soap, and other toiletry bottles. I love to decant everything. Not only will it look better aesthetically, but it also gives your bathroom a more refined feeling. Suddenly your bathroom counter feels expensive and looks cohesive.
And lastly, figure out where your organization “trouble spots” are. We all have them — that bowl, that tray, that shelf, or that closet that gets all of our unwanted items.
When we’re tidying up and don’t know what to do with a stack of papers or handful of loose change, we toss it there and forget about it.
If you’re throwing change in a bowl in your entry, put a beautiful apothecary jar in your bedroom closet where you can store your change until you take it to the bank. Your space will instantly feel less cluttered, and you won’t constantly be worried about hiding things away before people come over.
Living beautifully does not mean living expensively. Living beautifully is about creating a ceremony for everything you do in your home, and taking pleasure in the way you do those things. The organization of your home, and the attention to these little details, will help exhibit and re-engage your pride in your home.