The first week of this month is National Simplify Your Life Week. And a better-organized home is a quick means to the unique gifts of a simpler, saner life.
Improve organization around your home and you’ll use your time more efficiently and gain more time to enjoy with your friends and family. To that end, today we’re featuring three simple ideas to help you begin to organize and simplify.
Start by banishing that pile of books, magazines and newspapers from the top of the coffee table. The Organized Reader’s End Table features four open shelves that keep reading materials organized and easily accessible. Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, the bookstand helps reduce clutter and holds enough printed matter to sate even the most voracious reader, in only 1.5 sq. ft. of floor space.
It’s easy enough to clean the bathroom, but do you clear away its clutter, too? With a narrow footprint and large capacity, this Tight Space Bathroom Organizer adds storage your smallest room. A Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive, this organizer is ideal for snug powder rooms or cabinet-starved washrooms with pedestal sinks. The 9″-wide organizer slips beside a toilet or tub to unobtrusively hold personal items and cleaning products in five separate compartments.
Keep yourself organized on the road, too. The Organized Traveler’s Carry On holds all your travel essentials but is not cumbersome. Another Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive, the supple leather bag features accessible pockets and tiered sleeves that keep tickets and credit cards at the ready, with a large inner compartment lined with nylon. Padding protects phones, cameras and other small electronics.
That old adage about “a place for everything, and everything in its place” is true. Once you conquer the clutter throughout your home, commit some time each evening to make sure everything gets put away. It’s a habit that needs to be cultivated, but once you do so, you will be rewarded with a home that provides the unique gift of a simpler life…and a less stressful environment.