Lifestyle November 07 2019

Home Organization Tips to Spark Joy

There is a proven correlation between home clutter and stress. According to Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.” According to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), we spend one year of our lives looking for lost items. Organizing your abode is a quick and relatively easy way to bring more joy (and extra time) to your life. Here are some home organization tips to help you spark joy:

Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

Before you even begin the process of organizing your home, decide what items add to your life and which you can live without. NAPO reports that 80% of the items we keep are never used. Whether you decide to hold a garage sale or donate your unused items to those less fortunate, removing items you don’t use is a great first step to kick-start the decluttering process.

Start in One Place

Maybe only a couple of rooms need de-cluttering or maybe the whole home could use some TLC. Regardless, start organizing in one place in your home to make your chore list seem less daunting and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you choose the room that causes you the most stress, or the room guests see first upon entering.

Use Creative Storage Solutions

Look for wasted space that could be turned into a storage area, such as underneath beds or over doors. There are many storage solutions on the market to help you utilize this type of unused space. Additionally, with limited space, another great method is to build “up” by stacking shelves. Just ensure that items that are used often are not placed too high and out of reach.

Be Aware of Clutter Hotspots

Surfaces like entryway tables and kitchen counters tend to be clutter magnets, as are drawers. It’s ok to throw your keys on the counter after coming home from a long day but try to clear these hotspots on a regular basis before they take on a disorganized life of their own. Similarly, don’t treat drawers as a catch-all or before you know it, you may not be able to open them.

Arrange Items in Order of Frequency of Use

If you use an item every day, make sure it’s easily accessible and at eye level. Items you only use for special occasions can be placed on a higher shelf. Constantly grabbing things from the back of the closet may derail your organization plan.

Take Your Time

Don’t expect organization to happen overnight- it’s a marathon not a sprint. Expecting to take your home from messy to completely clutter free in one day might cause more stress than it alleviates. Take your time and keep in mind the amazing benefits of living in a clutter-free space!

Eagle Home Mortgage is simplifying the homebuying process with helpful tips like these. Remove the clutter from your life starting with your home!

Search Results for query

September 24 2020

Conforming vs. Nonconforming Loans

When financing your new home, there are just a few things you need to know about the types of loans you might be choosing from.

Read More

September 16 2020

Online Closing Options: Closing Faster, Smarter, Safer

Health concerns, purchasing out of state, or other life interruptions can make closing in person difficult — and that’s why we’ve created two new options for borrowers, our Eagle Express Close and Remote Digital Closing Experiences.

Read More

September 02 2020

6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Increase Your Home Value With Curb Appeal

There are several affordable, DIY curb appeal options to increase your home value that can get you some serious sweat equity.

Read More

August 25 2020

6 Pieces To Brighten Up Any Room

Lighting and fixtures we use in our homes can be utilized to reflect our mood and create ambiance. This can be done by understanding the types of lighting, how they can be used and what mediums they best compliment.

Read More

August 03 2020

Laura Escobar Named 2020 Woman of Influence

Eagle Home Mortgage President Laura Escobar has been named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence 2020.

Read More

July 28 2020

6 Surprising Ways to Spend Smarter for Back to School

This year, many of us have a different picture of back to school shopping. With some savvy financial planning, you can keep expenses in check and still help your kids be ready to learn.

Read More

July 21 2020

Plan Ahead When Buying Your Next Home

Thinking ahead will ensure your next home is one you can enjoy for years to come.

Read More

July 14 2020

Stop Making Your Landlord Rich!

Many renters don’t know how easy it may be to purchase a new home, nor realize their mortgage payments could actually be equal (or less) than what they’re spending monthly in rent.

Read More

July 07 2020

Start the Mortgage Process Early & Reduce Stress

Just because your home is not finished being built, doesn’t mean you should leave the mortgage process for the last minute.

Read More

12345Last

Mortgage Calculators

Crunch the Numbers With Our Helpful Mortgage Calculators

Payment Calculator

payment calculator

Payment
Calculator

Affordability Calculator

affordability calculator

Affordability
Calculator

Refinance Calculator

refinance calculator

Refinance
Calculator

The Modern Digital Mortgage with a Personal Touch

Paperless. Effortless. Awesomeness TM

Simplify the home financing process with our Digital Mortgage. We'll be here to help navigate you through the entire process.

Get Pre-qualifiedWhat is a Digital Mortgage?