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How to Organize Your New Home

Did you recently purchase your dream home here at Stepping Stone? Perhaps you bought a modern craftsman house in the Discovery Collection, or a classic ranch home in the Watercolor Collection, or a 5-bedroom manor in the Stonewalk Collection. Whatever style house you’ve chosen, you’ve chosen well because you’ve become a member of the Shea Homes community in Parker.

Now that the papers are signed, the keys are passed over, and the movers have come and gone, it’s time to start “nesting.” Place the heavy furniture where it needs to go and THEN start unpacking your boxes. You’ll want to take inventory at this point to make sure nothing has been lost. Once you begin unpacking, go one room at a time, starting with the kitchen.

Kitchen organization tips

This is the most popular room in the house, so get this one up and running first. Unpack the cleaning supplies and wipe off all the counters and other surfaces. Line your cabinets and drawers with shelf paper, then place the dishes inside. Make a list of items you’ll need from the grocery store.

If you’re having a hard time making everything fit, we found this list of 65 ingenious kitchen organization tips and storage ideas. Maybe you’ll find a little inspiration here.

Bathroom organization tips

First things first, get out the toilet paper. That’s the one thing you truly can’t live without! Then unpack the shower curtain, towels, soap, and shampoo. Check the faucets to make sure the water is running, especially the hot water.

If you need additional storage in your master bathroom or in the kids’ bathroom, set an additional storage unit on your countertop between dual sinks. You can also use wall-mounted kitchen utensil holders to free up counter space.

Closet organization tips

Everyone has their own way of organizing their clothes, accessories, and shoes. Some people line their clothes along the rack by sleeve length. Other people group items by color. But if you’re like most Americans, you need more organization and room for your wardrobe!

If you have any blank wall space in your closet, mount simple wall brackets to add more hanging space. You can use a kitchen lid rack as a purse organizer and hang tank tops and belts from a tie hanger. Inexpensive IKEA bookcases make for a handy shoe and sweater rack. And towel bars are perfect for organizing and hanging scarves.

Organizing your new home is a daunting task. But it’s also the chance to make your house your own. Once you clear out the clutter, the moving boxes, and the balled-up packing tape, you can begin your life in your new abode, just the way you want it. And if you have any questions about your new neighborhood, don’t hesitate to contact your friends at Stepping Stone. We’re here if you need us.  

December 11, 2017