When we really think about it our homes our comprised of zones designated for specific activities. We have bedrooms for sleeping, kitchens for cooking and eating, bathrooms for bathing, etc. Therefore, I find organizing in zones specific to our activities is also beneficial to maintaining my home and my sanity.
After turning our entryway coat closet into our pantry we still needed a place to hang our coats, preferably near the front door. The new arrangement I installed in the laundry room is close to our entry way. Two simple handmade coat racks attached to a previously unused wall make a convenient area to hang up coats, sweaters, backpacks and my purse. It is my first stop when I get home and my last one on my way out the door.
As I've shared before, I keep all of my sewing and craft supplies in one area near my sewing table. Canning supplies are all stored together on a shelf in the garage. Same thing with our garden tools and supplies.
I try to keep relevant cleaning supplies in a plastic bin under the kitchen sink for general housekeeping. Laundry supplies are located on a rack next to the washing machine. Office supplies are all together in one drawer. Grouping like items together simplifies my ability to have what I need where I need it when I need it.
|Keeping these two knuckleheads organized and in the zone is a whole other story.|
I find storing items in a hodgepodge not only makes it difficult to ably complete my tasks but breeds discontent. Neatly organizing my things in relevant zones brings calm and gives me the added bonus completing my chores and projects easier and efficiently.
What's your take on this? How are some ways you set up zones in your home?