4 tips for a better organized livingroom

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  1. Decide what your livingroom will be used for and create areas for each activity – watching TV, listening to music, reading, entertaining, office/desk work, or relaxing. Start with a quick declutter of the room.
View from living room out onto patio with outdoor kitchen and barbecue.  Stylish modern living.

2. Use task lighting as needed for each activity.  Floor lamps, table lamps, wall-mounted or ceiling lights help to make the room perfect for any task.

Graphis of differeent types of lights, ceiling, floor lamps , desk lamps

3. Additional hidden storage can be added to the room, such as an ottoman or footstool with storage, a chest, or a coffee table with shelves or drawers.  The space behind a couch is great for storing flat items such as pictures or dining room table leaves.  Bookcases or floor-to-ceiling shelves can be used to decorate a wall and store items.

A  square orange ottoman  with a removable lid.

4. Too many pictures?  Instead of trying to hang them all, rotate them each season.  It will give your walls a facelift.  Storing your pictures behind your couch is a great way to keep them handy but out of sight.

Pictures in frames hanging on an old wall

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situations. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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