10 easy ways to organize your home by tomorrow

Tame your space with these tips from an interior designer.

byAudrey Goodson Kingo|
10 easy ways to organize your home by tomorrow
In addition to its straight-up eye-candy appeal, beautiful light fixtures brighten up a room and will inspire you to keep it clean. Havenly

If you’re pressed for time (and who isn’t?), there’s no need to tackle a total home reorganization right away. Just one or two small changes can tame clutter and help your home feel organized, refreshed and renewed, says Shelby Girard, the head of design for Havenly, an online interior design service. If you’re looking for fast and easy ways to organize your house by tomorrow, Girard’s easy, budget-friendly ideas are a great place to start. Tackle an item from the list tonight, and tomorrow enjoy the sense of peace that comes from knowing you’ve conquered the clutter in at least one corner of your home. Ask any working mom—that counts as quite the accomplishment.

Dining room
1. Create Clear Zones

Consider all of the activities you will want to do in the space, and designate certain areas for those things. Whether it’s eating, sleeping, lounging and so on, they should all take place in different areas of your home.

Nightstand accessories
2. Streamline Your Nightstand

Your bedroom should feel soothing, not cluttered and stressful. Limit your nightstand accessories to a jewelry dish, fresh flowers and a scented candle. Add a photo frame for a sentimental touch.

Lighting fixture
3. Illuminate Your Space

In addition to its straight-up eye-candy appeal, beautiful light fixtures brighten up a room and will inspire you to keep it clean.

Coffee table ottoman
4. Swap Out Your Coffee Table, ASAP

Instead of a traditional coffee table, use a tufted ottoman with available interior storage. You’re never wiping sticky fingers off a glass surface or worrying about kiddos bumping into corners, and it gives you the easy access to throw in toys or other items when a guest is on her way over.

5. Make Your Bed

It might sound simple, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of swapping out your bedding in the winter. There’s nothing better than a substantial comforter and cozy bedding to keep warm during the colder months, and you’ll be surprised how refreshing such a small change can be.

Coffe table tray
6. Tame Clutter With a Tray

Don’t allow drink coasters, a remote and coffee table books to just take up space. Use a tray to designate space for all those odds and ends—you’ll instantly feel better.

Bar cart
7. Mobilize Your Alcohol

Bar carts have become the new way to dress up your space while still streamlining your cabinet and countertop storage. With tiny options that are easy to tuck away or pull out while entertaining, we love the flexibility that a bar cart brings when organizing your space.

Play room shelving
8. Elevate Your Playroom Shelving

Add a playful and highly visual element—such as numbers, letters or shapes—to encourage organization skills in your wee ones.

going green
9. Go Green

Natural elements like a jute rug, bamboo shades or a wood vase foster an inner sense of calm and peace because of the ties to the great outdoors. Introducing a little greenery to your space will only make you feel better.

Bookcase knick knacks
10. Stop Hiding Your Knick Knacks

We’re big believers in the story that a well-styled bookcase can tell. Take twenty minutes to organize your bookcase with all those little tidbits that never seem to have a place to belong, and see what you create!