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House Always a Mess? 4 Hacks to Help You Get Things Picked Up

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Fri, May 19, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

A messy home can generate stress. The stress may evolve from frantic searches that occur too often because keys, remotes and a myriad of other items get lost in the mess. Stress may occur when guests arrive and your home doesn’t have the neat appearance you’d like for it to. You may feel a sense of frustration when you try to find time in your busy schedule to clean house. Your frustration may accelerate when you realize how quickly your clean house gets messy again.


Organization is an excellent way to avoid living in a messy home. Here are some things that you can do to help pick things up:

Organize the Family Room

Comfortable furniture is a must for a family room. Choosing multi-purpose furniture such as storage benches and ottomans will provide space for storing games and other items that are used sporadically. Accent tables with a bottom shelf offer storage space. Decorative baskets can be placed under open-base accent tables and used as storage containers. Bookcases and storage ladders provide organizational space that keeps a family room uncluttered. Don’t overlook small organizational items that can go a long way toward controlling the chaos in a family room. Baskets, decorative boxes and chair arm organizers are great clutter-control accessories. A great stress saving tip is to keep a few empty baskets in your family room to stash items in when those unexpected guests show up.

Get Control of Bathroom Clutter

It’s amazing how many things can end up on a bathroom counter. The first step to gaining control of the messiness in a bathroom is to remove the non-essentials from the counter top, drawers and cabinets. Once you’ve reduced the items in the bathroom to the essentials, purchase some attractive and functional organizational products that will keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy. With the mess removed from the counter top, you might see that replacing the counter top would enhance the appearance of your bathroom. You can get some tips for choosing the counter top that best fits your lifestyle and budget at Interior Design4.

Make Your Garage Work for You

Sometimes, a house is messy because there are a lot of things in the house that don’t belong there so here are some garage organization ideas so that you can store things in there. You can utilize garage space to store sports equipment, seasonal items and other seldom used items rather than have them take up space inside your home. If you just rolled your eyes at that idea, you probably have a garage that is stuffed to overflowing with absolutely no sense of order to it. In a situation like that, you’ll need to devote some time to getting the garage organized so that you can get the maximum benefit from the extra space in the garage. Visualizing your garage as a well-organized space may be difficult. You can also acquire inspiration and ideas from experts. Seeing what the end result can look like can serve as motivation for beginning a garage organizational project.

Eliminate Entryway Clutter

Does it seem like everyone in the family deposits something just inside the door when they come home? The entryway could easily become one of the messiest areas of a home if the area is not carefully monitored. Placing personalized baskets in the entryway will give everyone a place to put the items they plan to take on their next trip out the door. A trash can to collect junk mail or other items can eliminate the pile of papers ending up on the nearest table. Hooks for coats, umbrellas, dog leashes, book bags and other items can eliminate a messy pile of miscellaneous stuff accumulating in the corner of the entryway.

Getting your house organized is the first step to winning the battle over constant messiness. An organized house is easy to clean which leaves you with more free time to do something more enjoyable than cleaning house.

Author Bio: Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.

Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

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