New Year, New Space – Organizing Tips to Get You Ready for 2019

organizing tipsAs the new year rolls around, most of us make plans to start a list of new goals and look forward to a fresh beginning. Whether it’s losing weight, starting a new job, or taking up a new hobby, we typically identify January as a month to revitalize and start over. If you have plans to set new organizational goals for your home, then you came to the right place!

HGTV has some great ideas for home improvement and have even consulted the experts on the best ways to set goals and make resolutions for getting the home in order. If you are looking for a beautiful, organized and clean new living space, here are a few ideas we liked that will help you stay on course with your home improvement resolutions.

Make life easier and organize!

De-cluttering is one popular New Year’s resolution when trying to organize the home. When you go through your items this winter and begin to decide what is needed and what could be donated or given away to friends, you’ll realize you have a lot more space than you once thought existed! We all accumulate “stuff” throughout the year and it’s important to regularly purge, clearing drawers and cabinets and closets of items we simply don’t need anymore.

When de-cluttering, it’s best to take each room at a time. Not only is it a good way to organize, it’s something charitable you can do with your household, donating items that others may need or want in an organized fashion. Your daughter not wearing those winter boots or the snow suit from last season because they are a bit too tight? Have trinkets and photo frames stored in the closet you forgot existed? Take themto a re-sale shop ordonation drop off site. Start thinking about things you haven’t used in months (or even years) and begin removing the items from your home. Designers recommend filling the home with items that you love, surrounding yourself with things that energize you and make you feel good. Items that you are using and appreciating today.

Garage Décor and More has many organizational solutions for the rooms in your house that are not being used to their fullest potential. Once you begin to make room in your closet or start discarding items stored in the corner of the garage, you’ll be able to use that space for something necessary. We offer free consultations that is just a phone call away. If you want to make the most of your new, organized living space, we can help!

In the new year, have a weekly cleaning system in place.

One author wrote a book called Speed Cleaningto help navigate how to organize messes in your home.

In the book, he breaks down what to clean on a daily and a weekly basis. To stay organized, wash dishes or put in the dishwasher daily, hang-up jackets and place dirty clothes in the hamper every night. Need a better place to organize book bags, coats and shoes? We’ve created storage spaces in garages and laundry rooms to transform a once messy “catch-all” into an organized, clutter-free haven. Ask us about our Redline Cabinets (removed contour cabinets) which are high-quality and fully-customizable.

A weekly cleaning routine can include just a few basic tips to make the work easier. Keep all cleaning supplies in one space and in a portable container so it can move around the house as you work from room to room. It’s recommended that you work clockwise on the room you are cleaning, starting high (like dusting the cabinets) to finishing with the floors. When you focus on one kind of cleaning at a time, time will pass quickly. For instance, work on all of the windows at once before moving on to the appliances when cleaning the kitchen. Also, it’s always a lot easier to tackle the cleaning if your entire family helps out. Assign tasks to one person to either clean the bathroom, change the bed sheets or straighten the hall closet.

Once your place is clean and tidy, you’ll have a better idea what needs to be done to KEEP it looking amazing! Do you need a better storage solution for your cleaning supplies in your pantry? Have you always wanted better storage options in your laundry room for the hampers and the cleaning supplies? We have re-organized and re-designed mudrooms, laundry rooms and storage spaces to include better options for homeowners.

Make 2019 your best year yet!

If your plan for the new year includes being with friends and family more, it may be time to get your home “party-ready”. If it’s time for a little update to your house to better entertain your guests, you don’t need to break the bank. Things like adding fresh plants, moving furniture around to create conversational spaces when guests visit and using a new accent color freshens up rooms exponentially. When you contact us, we are able to create the perfect organizational solution for your unique space and budget, with many customized styles and features that complement any home.

Garage Décor and More designs and installs custom organization systems in St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois as well as the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer free consultations and personalized service so that your custom organizational system fits your space, needs and budget. Kick off the new year right and give Garage Décor and More a call at (618) 789-7969 or visit us online at