Organize Rescue quoted in “Is Your Home Suffering From Wall Clutter?

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Christelle

Clutter can happen in any (and every) corner of your home. The most obvious places where it builds up are drawers, closets, garages and pretty much any other place considered a storage space.

But one big space cluttering your home may be less obvious.

Your walls.

Yes, your walls. Maybe you’ve acclimated to it. Maybe you’re choosing to ignore it. Either way, the vertical space in your home could be overrun and taking away from a more sleek appearance your living space could have.

Family photos, artwork, shelving, diplomas and wall accents can tend to pile up over the years, especially ones with sentimental value, and the hanging items could be giving your house a disorderly appearance.

Create a fresh and clean environment without giving up all of your treasures using these tips from professional organizers.

Go Big

Do you have dozens of 4×6 photos framed or a collection of tiny trinkets hung throughout your house? Though you may be able to treasure dozens of moments at once, those tiny treasures could be giving your home a messy look.

“When it comes to hanging things on walls many times less is more. Instead of lots of smaller family pictures, you can have a few of your favorites blown up on canvas and hang them for greater impact,” says Dawn Falcone a professional organizer and interior designer.

It may be hard to say goodbye to each little image, but if you actually notice your photos more, it’s worth clearing the space and creating a more eye catching look.

Go Digital

If you simply can’t part with each of the photos decking your halls, there is another solution.

“One thing I like to do is to mount an electric photo frame so the pictures can flip on a regular basis and you have the white space around it to allow you to enjoy what you are viewing. If the person has the funds and poorer eyesight mounting a flat panel TV can do the same thing, with a much larger size,” says Maria Spetalnik of Conquer the Clutter.

Digital photo frames are an affordable solution that will allow you to actually display more photos with a cleaner look.

One of the most chaotic elements of hanging multiple frames is keeping them all straightened. With a digital photo frame, you only have one piece to keep level.

Go Zoned

Sometimes the problem is the wall itself. You may have great items to hang, but are struggling with how and where to hang them. Angelica Holiday of Organize Rescue recommends a zoned approach.

“A large wall can be very intimidating. Break it into zones to create 3 intimate spaces. Grids with repeating patterns are a way to graphically set your frames in order. On the other hand, use smaller images and group them together in a cozy layout. People will be drawn to each area as a work of art,” says Holiday.

Instead of thinking of each little piece as individuals, break your wall into zones and feature collections in the different areas.

Instead of cleaning out drawers and clearing off shelves, take your organizing to the walls. Find the beauty in your home by reducing the clutter among your hung items.

Organize Rescue quoted in “Is Your Home Suffering From Wall Clutter?

I see you, you are just like me, but unorganized.

I see you. Right there, in your pajamas with a cup of cold coffee and mascara smeared under your eyes. You have been trying to find them for at least an hour and can’t for the life of you remember where you put it….where are they? You always put them in the same place, that pocket in your purse, but right now they are missing, gone, MIA. I know that feeling all too well. There is nothing like being out of sorts and not knowing where something vital is at the moment you need it. Why aren’t you better organized?

I see you, sitting there with a half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is poor the stand in for the chicken Cesar salad that you wished you had. You can’t get your shopping list together to have the ingredients in the house for moments just like this one. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s just not your gift to organize, you have better things to be doing.

It’s time to call in a pro Organizer. I know the secrets to transforming a mountain of stuff into an enlightened space and peace of mind. Yes, I do love being an Organizer. Over the years I have had the good fortune and delight of turning my client’s material world into homes and offices full of joy. Organization is my game, so call me the “Mary Poppins of Organizing.”

Let’s get to know one and other. I want to hear from you. Send me your questions and I will do my very best to turn your sour medicine into sweet tasting organized success.

I see you, you are just like me, but unorganized.