Anyone who’s had to adjust household living spaces since last spring knows the importance of addressing all the things that get in the way of working, studying or enjoying leisure activities at home. Yet we often fail to realize how our busy schedules can be compromised by disorganization in our homes. Fortunately, efficiency experts offer simple solutions that can go a long way
towards improving productivity and freeing up leisure time. It starts with reducing clutter – not just in a workspace or family room, but throughout the home.

For example, consider the clothing, shoes and other unneeded items that haven’t been used in a year or more. By removing these items, you’ll create extra storage space in closets and cupboards for the things that get in the way of your day-to-day routines. You’ll also be better able to envision how you might repurpose a room for new priorities, such as a study area, work from home office or backdrop for conference calls. No matter how we use our homes, if we can create space for adjustment, we’ll be better prepared to meet changing needs.