boot basket - Square Cow Moovers

Have you ever noticed that there is a difference between pretty and organized?  You may have the most beautifully decorated and color-coordinated home, but is it functional?  When you move into a new home, you have the opportunity to organize your new space around your life. We aren’t talking about having new furniture and drapes that match, but whether the layout of your home and objects match your lifestyle.  Before you finalize what goes where, take note of your crazy, busy life for a week.  Is getting out the door a big struggle in the morning?  If you keep a little basket with keys, sun glasses and mints by the door, will this cut down on time running back in for the little thing you forgot?  Perhaps you can streamline walking the dog by keeping the leash and doggie bags in a jar by the door.  Instead of keeping your spare set of sheets in the guest bathroom linen close, why not in a trunk at the foot of your bed.  Think about how you load or unload a dishwasher, silverware could go in the closest drawer.  Glasses could be placed in a cabinet next to the refrigerator or sink for easy access to water.  How do you organize your home?