Even if your home is immaculate in terms of cleanliness, there are still a number of organizational mistakes that can make your home and belongings look messy. After you’ve devoted lots of time and resources to a remodel of your home, it would be a shame to let clutter get in the way of everything looking its best, so be sure to avoid these practices that will distract from the luxurious feel you’ve worked so hard to create.
Mistake #1—A Busy Refrigerator
The kitchen is typically one of the busiest rooms in the house, and many people treat their refrigerator as a giant message board—covered with schedules, bills, magnets, and everything in between. However, these things can get out of hand quickly and make your kitchen as a whole look cluttered and unorganized. Instead, try keeping all of your important documents arranged on a clipboard. Your family will still have access to all the information they need but without the unnecessary mess on the refrigerator.
Mistake #2—Unorganized Cabinets
A popular trend in Tampa kitchen remodels is open shelving or cabinets with glass fronts. While these provide your home with a sleek, modern look, they also open up the contents of your shelves to the whole world. Dishes and appliances put away haphazardly can detract from the look you’re going for. Always make sure things are stacked neatly in your cabinets or shelves, and if you’d really like to make things pop add some colorful drawer liners to the mix.
Mistake #3—A Disordered Entryway
The entryway is the first place your family passes through in your home, so it’s understandable that it has a tendency to get cluttered quickly. However, this clutter is not unavoidable. By adding a coat rack with plenty of room for everything—clothing, backpacks, purses, etc.—your family will be more inclined to keep the entryway looking nice.
Mistake #4—Unsorted Mail
Many people have no designated spot for their mail—it’s stored anywhere from a coffee table in the living room to the kitchen counter. This is not only a surefire way to make your house look cluttered but also a good way to lose important bills! By keeping your mail organized with a wire holder in only one spot in your home you cut down on the mess and ensure that everything is where you need it to be.