Before Netflix subscribers learned what The Home Edit was, I was following them on Instagram.
I have implemented many of their tips and tricks multiple times.
Why so much? Because I’m the only one in my household who loves being organized, so maintaining what I organize isn’t always the easiest.
The Home Edit on Netflix
This is the start of many blog posts dedicated to organization because I’ve made viewing The Home Edit a family affair in hopes that the love of organization will rub off on all the slightly messy people I live with.
If you’re new to this, check out The Home Edit on Netflix by clicking here.
In this blog post, you’ll get a crash course in my favorite organizing tips from The Home Edit on Netflix.
5 Organizing Tips I Learned From The Home Edit on Netflix
1. Use Storage Bins and Containers
In our house, we use storage bins for a variety of things.
Sometimes the bins are clear and other times they are not.
What you use depends on size as well as what you put inside them.
Sometimes, it’s helpful to see what’s in the bin.
If you don’t see it, you could forget what’s in there.
Out of sight, out of mind is a very real thing.
But sometimes, you don’t want to see things but you still want your things to look nice.
Storage bins make things look nice and organized while saving space.
In the pantry, these should be transparent because you want to see your food!
2. Organize by Category
This is my favorite way to organize things – by category.
It’s not as visually appealing, but if you know how it’s organized, it makes finding things so much easier.
On my phone, my apps are organized by category – social media, photos, etc.
On my bookshelf, my books are organized by category – topic, author, etc.
My kid’s toys are put away on their shelves by category – puzzles, crafts, etc.
In my closet, my clothes are organized by category – dresses, workout, etc. Within that category, my clothes are organized by color.
3. Organize by Color
While my clothes are organized by both category and color, somethings in my house are organized only by color.
This makes things look so much better when you glance at them.
For example, my son’s LEGO are organized by color.
My kid’s bookshelves are also organized by color.
4. Label Everything
While using clear bins are great for storage, sometimes you can’t or you have some great looking cloth storage boxes.
Regardless, labeling everything makes it easier to see what’s inside.
Plus, it gives an extra touch of organization.
For my kids, it lets them know exactly where to put things back. (Actually getting them to do it is a different story.)
5. Use the Same Hangers
Just like you organize by color to make things look better, the same thing is true for hangers in your closet.
Throw out all those mismatched hangers and stick with one style.
Most people like the velvet ones, but I have a thing about texture and the feeling of those hangers gives me goosebumps, so I stick with white plastic ones.
In my drawers, I fold everything the way Marie Kondo suggests.
With this style, you can see everything you own at a glace and you get more space.