By Anjelica Michael
Brandon Hayes of Hayes Organization Solutions in Fairfax gives us his best tips to help organization situations in your home.
1. With children, keep things at their level within their space
“If you put things at your level and not theirs, they’ll never use it,” Hayes said. Make everything at easy reach for your children, then they can help with clean up as well.
2. Use a shoe organizer in your pantry
“These are good for planning out weekly lunches and putting snacks aside for kids when they come home.” This could save time and possibly prevent a mess.
“Hangers can change your life,” Hayes said. Different types of hangers can save space and make things more accessible. This is also important to save your clothes. Hayes recommends phasing out plastic hangers that can damage your clothing and cause stretching.
Don’t buy something help with organization because it seems functional. You need to know that you will utilize it daily. “It’s easy to go to The Container Store and freak out, but this can waste a lot of time and money.” Know ahead of time what you need and visualize it in your space. If you see it collecting dust, it isn’t a smart purchase.
To learn more about Brandon Hayes and his home organizing business, visit www.hayesorganizationsolution.squarespace.com/