Organizing Your Home – Labelling and Sorting

Today’s post is from a lovely reader of Planning With Kids.  Christina responded to my decluttering newsletter with some progress of her own in the constant battle with clutter!

Christina is a mother or 3 young children, who lives in Tassie and works one day a week outside of the home.  Christina says she is determined to be more organised this year and has made a cracking start!

Christina has been using a number of  blogs including these for inspiration:

Christina has set in place some fabulous organisation systems in her household to help her control the clutter.  A big thanks to Christina for taking the time to photograph her new systems and sharing them with readers here on PWK.


[This year] I have basically gone through my house and sorted every drawer and cupboard and then gone nuts with my labelling machine!

The other thing that is really helping me to keep my phone/laptop/organising hub tidy is an organisation folder (it might sound over the top) but ‘clean mama’ has another post that has great ideas for cleaning and organisation.
Organizing Your Home - paperwork

Organizing Your Home - binder

Organizing Your Home - paperwork

Computer hub – love this idea I saw on pinterest–keeps our cords tidy… our laptops and printer sit on the top of this shelf and the kids drawing/craft stuff is underneath in baskets.
Organizing Your Home - cords

Organizing Your Home - stationary

Fridge – putting things in baskets grouped by what I often use all at the same time.
Organizing Your Home - fridge

Laundry – light and dark baskets (my kids and hubby now sort the washing for me when they put their items in… still working on solution for towels though… might get another light basket as they are nice and narrow.
Organizing Your Home - laundry

Handwashing basket – one blogger wrote that if organisation looks pretty you are more likely to use it and keep it clean! True in my case :).
Organizing Your Home -  kids

Also added a little shelf with jars for washing powder, napisan, and sard soaps – the stuff I use the most.
Organizing Your Home - pantry

Linen cupboard – have labelled shelves so that things get put in correct piles…hard to make a linnen cupboard look pretty but at least it is organised!
Organizing Your Home - linen press


If you are after more tips on decluttering, you can see last week’s post Drowning In Clutter – Tips From Readers.

Have you implemented any new organisation systems in your home this year?