Quick And Dirty Home Organization Tips
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Is your home a restful haven where you can escape from the pressures of the day or does your blood pressure rise as you realize that you can't find your car keys or that important client proposal yet again? If your home feels more chaotic than restful, it may be time to bring a little order to the disorder. Getting organized doesn't have to take a lot of time, especially when you try out one of these tips.

Make Your Home Office a Room You're Proud to Show Off
Working from home is convenient, but it isn't always simple to make a home office reflect the polished, professional person who works there. In fact, it's really easy to allow a home office to fall into disarray. Most of the time, the clutter isn't bothersome, but what happens if major investors are dropping by this weekend? Don't panic, because there are quick ways to transform a home office.

Install wall hooks
One suggestion for organizing your home office and making visitors feel more welcome is to install wall hooks where visitors can place coats, bags and umbrellas. Reserve one or two hooks for yourself where you can hang a jacket that you can put on for a more formal look when company is expected or an umbrella for those times when you have to go outside to escort a client in the rain.

Keep the floor and desktop clutter free
Most offices are littered with piles of paper. They build up on chairs, desktops, the floor and every other horizontal surface.

  • Tame the mess by investing in colorful paper organizers. They can be found at office or home goods stores, and they make an attractive addition.
  • Clean up files and books by installing a wall organization system. Whether it's simple shelves or has a more complex design, a wall unit is the perfect remedy for getting clutter off of the floor and chairs and putting it where it belongs.

Lighten and Brighten the Kitchen
No room in the house sees more use than the kitchen. It's not just the place where the cooking gets done. It's where the family gathers and guests are entertained. It's the place for doing homework and crafts projects, and spending lazy Saturday mornings.

Considering how busy the kitchen is, it's no surprise that it's often the first room in the house to get a worn out, scuffed up appearance.

Don't lose heart if you don't have the time or budget to do a full kitchen remodel. Try one of these tips to spruce up your hardworking kitchen:
Paint the Walls - It's a relatively quick project that provides a serious update. Try a cheery yellow or a bold red.

  • Install a New Faucet - This is a great project for the do-it-yourself, and it can completely revolutionize the look of the room.
  • Choose New Hardware - Anyone can do this in a jiffy, and you'll be surprised how much simply changing drawer pulls and cabinet handles can update your kitchen.
  • Paint the Cabinets - Not for the faint of heart, but it's certainly easier than installing new cabinets. Experiment with painting just the doors or just the frames. Alternatively, paint the doors one color and the frames another.

If your family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, it should be the most welcoming room in the house. Try any of these ideas to freshen it up in a hurry.

Make the Living Room More Livable
Whether it's a formal space used for company or the place where the family gathers to watch television every night, it's pretty easy for the living room to get a look that's a little too lived in. Try one of these ideas the next time you want to organize quickly:

  • Corral Paper - Books, magazines and newspapers should all have a place. Establish baskets or other bins for periodicals and reserve shelves or a side table for books.
  • Create a Toy Zone - This space is just for the kids. Don't let the toys spill beyond this area so there will always be uncluttered spaces for adults to enjoy.
  • Use that Coffee Table - Consider getting a coffee table that has hidden storage space to keep remotes, reading material, blankets and other items out of sight.

Home organization projects are typically great ideas for the do-it-your-selfer. Let your imagination run wild, but recognize your limits too. If the project will involve demolition, structural changes or lots of wiring or plumbing, it may be best to call a professional.

Author Bio;
Richard Campen has over 30 years of experience helping people create their dream homes. At Archway Press, Inc. you'll find a premium collection of house plans and custom made garage plans created by country's leading designers.

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