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A Room-by-Room Guide to Organizing Your Home and Simplifying Your Life

Published March 7 2023 by Green Kleaning Services, LLC

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter? Our room-by-room guide to organizing your home will help you create more space and simplify your life.

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Feeling overwhelmed or disordered by the clutter in your Marlborough home

Life can feel so busy at the best of times, leaving many of us wishing we could simplify our lives and enjoy a more organized living space.

Whether you're a couple, have kids, work from home, or just want to fall in love with your space again, having a clean and organized home is essential for making sure life runs smoothly, but so many of us rarely have the time.

Fortunately, the good news is that tackling the chaos doesn't have to be daunting, scary, or time-consuming when you know how.

In this guide, we'll provide practical tips and suggestions for decluttering and organizing each room in your home, helping you to create a functional and welcoming space that you'll be proud to call your own.

Why is it essential to organize your home?

A cluttered home can negatively affect your physical and mental health, making it difficult to focus, relax, and enjoy your surroundings. 

By contrast, an organized home can help to reduce stress, increase productivity, and create a more positive living environment.

This means while you're going about your life and trying to make the most of your days, you don't have to feel the stresses of having a messy and cluttered space, and you can be productive while focusing on what matters to you.

Before you begin your organizing and decluttering journey, it's important to have a plan in place. 

This will help you stay focused and motivated as you work your way through each room in your home.

That's precisely what we're talking about today.

Start with your entryway


The entryway is the first place you see when you enter your home, and it's also the place where clutter tends to accumulate.

Walk into a messy entrance any time you've been out of the house, and your stress levels will be sky-high before settling in.

To start decluttering this space, remove any items that don't belong in the entryway, such as mail, shoes, or backpacks. 

You may even consider adding a storage bench or a wall-mounted organizer to help corral shoes and coats. Get your

family on board by giving everyone their own hook and space for their shoes, keeping every a proper home.

If you have a closet in your entryway, use it to store items that you don't need on a daily basis. 

Finally, add a personal touch to your entryway by displaying family photos or artwork.

Organizing the living room

The living room is a place where you want to relax and unwind, but it can be difficult to do so when it's cluttered and disorganized. 

To declutter your living room, again, start by removing any items that don't belong, such as toys, magazines, or old newspapers. 

Then, consider rearranging your furniture to maximize space and create a more open feel. You may want to play around until you find the optimal layout for everything.

Then, use or add storage solutions for media equipment, such as a media console or a wall-mounted shelf. 

Diving into the kitchen


The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, but it's because of this that it's also a place that can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. Every household member uses this room, and if left unchecked, there's a high chance of this space becoming a health hazard.

After you've got rid of items that don't belong or you no longer want or need, clear out your cupboards, remove anything that's out of date, and take the time to organize your pantry, refrigerator, and cabinets. 

You can make the most of your cabinet space by installing

pull-out organizers or stacking shelves. Labeling your pantry items can also help you find what you need quickly, making meal prep and cooking much easier.

From here, create efficient workspaces for meal prep and cooking by organizing your utensils, pots, and pans in a way that makes sense for you. 

Consider hanging pots and pans from a pot rack or using a magnetic strip to hang knives on the wall. If you have limited counter space, a rolling cart can provide extra space for food prep and be tucked away when not used.

Now, you don't have to make all these changes at once. 

Instead, make them slowly over time so the household can get used to the changes and you can see what works. 

For example, if everyone gets in each other's way in the morning rush, you might want to move the kettle to a more optimal place. From here, you might want to move the mugs to a nearer cupboard. 

Allow your space to evolve and grow to suit your needs over time in this way for the best results without trying to force a result. 

Moving into the bedrooms

The bedroom is the place where you go to rest and recharge, but when the space and your belongings don't feel right, your space won't serve you. However, this is another space that benefits from a more relaxed and gentle approach, although big clear-outs are necessary from time to time.

Start by removing any clothes, shoes, or accessories you no longer wear or need. Either sell them, donate them, or throw them out, whatever works best, but it is very fulfilling to be as sustainable and as conscious as possible with your choice.

When your space is cleared, start working on storage. Make use of under-bed storage or invest in a bed frame with built-in storage to maximize space.

If you have a small bedroom, consider using multi-functional furniture like a bed with built-in drawers or a nightstand with extra storage. Make the most of your closet space by using organizers and hangers to keep your clothes and accessories neat and tidy.

Personal touches are also essential in the bedroom, as your personal space should represent you. Therefore, you want it to be comfortable and restful. 

Choose bedding and decor that makes you happy and relaxed, and add some soft lighting for a cozy atmosphere.

Creating the ideal bathroom


The bathroom is undoubtedly a tricky place to get right. 

If you have your own individual bathrooms or en-suites, it's typically easier to keep everything organized in a way that works for you and much harder when the space is shared among multiple people.

However, it's not impossible and just requires a bit of savvy.

This involves setting people up for success, so putting bins and cleaning products in the bathroom can be a great way to stop the mess from building up and keep the bathroom clean and tidy.

Storage is your friend here, so get creative by using things like hanging organizers or over-the-toilet shelves to keep your bathroom essentials organized and easy to find. 

If you're interested in adding your personal touch, You can also add a few luxuries, like a plush bath mat or scented candles, to create a spa-like atmosphere.

Sorting out your home office

Whether you work from home or just need a space to pay bills and keep important papers organized, a streamlined home office is essential to any organized home. 

Have a clear-out of gadgets and things you don't need, and then be proactive in creating an efficient workspace. 

Choose a comfortable and functional desk and chair step-up. Use organizers like trays and file folders to keep papers and supplies neatly sorted and labeled.


Organizing your home can be a daunting task, but taking it one room at a time can make it more manageable. 

By following these strategies and tips, you can create a simplified and organized home that will make your daily life easier and more enjoyable. 

Don't have the time to create a plan or tackle it yourself?

Here at Green Kleaning Services, we offer a full range of cleaning and decluttering services that help you get your space back to both a place you love and work for you and your family.

We offer one-off decluttering and cleaning services, or you can keep your house in tip-top condition on a regular basis, meaning you never have to worry about doing it yourself, and you have so much more time to focus on the things you love and have to get done.

We serve Marlborough, MA, and the surrounding area, helping you organize your home to help manage the stress of everyday life.

Contact us today and see what we can do for you and your home! We look forward to hearing from you!


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