These little adjustments may seem obvious when spelled out, yet it’s still helpful to hear them again. So here are 10 straightforward ideas for improving your home that are as easy as one, two, three.
Try color-coding them or creating a rail for each person, perhaps one above the other. And invest in good hangers to keep the clothes lined up neatly and in a uniform style. Wooden hangers support clothes well and last for years, while flat, velvet-covered hangers take up less space and, unlike wire ones, won’t stretch clothes.
Work this idea into your children’s closets too. Kids grow out of their clothes fast, and the hanging space can quickly become clogged with too-small pieces.
The solution is a compromise. Keep those much-used materials at hand, but be sure to display them creatively. Heap makeup into pretty bowls, organize craft materials on a wall of pegboard, and find vintage storage tins and boxes that you can leave out on a countertop to hide things when they aren’t in use.
It’s far simpler to keep those products in the space where they’re needed. So store laundry detergent by the washing machine, and equip each bathroom, powder room and kitchen with its own set of cleaning products. It makes doing a quick touch-up much easier.
Either pick up, wash and store the bowl after each meal or think about feeding your pet in a less public space. A utility room, porch or hallway could work as a better location, with just a small water bowl on hand in the kitchen, where you can easily check its level.