How to Organize for Your New Year Design


When you're getting ready to redesign a space, it's better to not have a bunch of clutter and chaos in your way interfering with your creativity. John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you get ready for your upcoming interior design. In today's blog, we are talking about how to get ready before your design with proper organization. Keep reading to learn more! 

Organize in Order

If you try to organize things in the wrong order, you could end up getting frustrated too early and give up. According to the proven KonMari Method, it's best to start with your clothing. Typically, clothing is not sentimental and is therefore easier to get rid of. After all, you know if you haven't worn something in a year or more, you probably won't wear it again. Next, go through your books, then papers, then miscellaneous items. You should save sentimental items for last. These can be really hard to sort through and let go of, so it's best to save it for the end when you've been able to refine your ability to sort through your belongings and decide what you need and what brings you joy. 

Let Things Go

If you have furniture or home décor that works with your upcoming interior design, make sure those pieces are in the rooms where they belong. As for all of the things you no longer need, it's time to let them go. Don't try to make something fit where it doesn't make sense and don't fill your garage with things you won't be using or displaying just because you "might need it someday." In that case, all you're doing is wasting space, storing things you no longer use.

Have a Disposal Plan

The best way to organize the things you will be getting rid of is to have three categories: trash, recycle, and donate. The "trash" items are easy to get rid of. Simply bag them up and put them out with the rest of your garbage. For large items that are too big for regular pickup, contact your trash company to arrange for a special pickup. The "recycle" items are easy also if you have curbside pickup. If not, find a local spot that accepts recycling items. If you have no accessible place near you that does this, then you'll have to add your recyclables to the trash category.

Your "donate" pile will sit in your home indefinitely if you don't make plans to get it out of the house. Find a local thrift store or shelter that accepts the things you have to donate and plan a definite date when you will deliver your stuff to them. Write it down on your calendar. Sometimes the simple act of giving yourself a deadline will inspire you to act. If you can find a place that offers pickup service for donations, even better!

Decide Each Room's Purpose

Decide what each room's purpose should be and then imagine how you can best make that happen. Notice if rooms are "bleeding into" each other, meaning that certain items are out of place. For example, a home office is probably not the space where a treadmill should be placed, and a work desk in your bedroom can take away from the relaxing feeling that room should give you.

Once you decide what each room's purpose should be, evaluate whether or not the items in each room are fulfilling that purpose. When you find things that don't belong, either move them to a room that makes more sense or plan to get rid of the unnecessary items.

Time for Your Design

Once you have imagined exactly what you want each room to be and removed everything that does not fit that vision, it's time for the fun to begin! Now you'll have a clean slate to start your redesign with John Elliott Interiors! Visit our home interiors store at the Lake of the Ozarks to pick out the new furniture and home décor that will bring your dream rooms to life. Our skilled and knowledgeable interior designers are here to guide you, answer questions, and give advice. From beginning to end, the overall process may take a little time, but it will be well worth it when you are enjoying your newly designed home!

Design at the Lake of the Ozarks

Once you've been able to declutter and tidy your home, it's the perfect time to consider a redesign! Redesigning your home can make it a better place for you and your family to enjoy. it can also make your house feel more like the home you always imagined, designed with the lifestyle you have in mind. John Elliott Interiors can help! We're the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have the skills and expertise to create the design of your dreams. We can't wait to help you. 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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