Tips on imposing order from the start?
With just a little reluctance, I'm getting ready to move from my 800 square foot apartment to a 2100 square foot house.
I won't say my apartment has been impeccably organized, but I've always been able to find everything I need when I need it, and either put it away if I can or put it "on display" when I can't. (Pots, utensils and small tools are part of the ddecor in the kitchen, for example.) But the organization I've achieved has been the result of neither discipline or virture, but simply because there's no place for anything to hide!
In this new house, I'll have a bedroom twice the size of my current one, an enormous craft room/study, a second floor sunroom, living room, dining rooom, sitting room and a kitchen nearly three times what I'm used to. and that's not to mention the basement, or the third floor, which is being rented by a friend of mine.
I know most of the posts here are people trying to re-establish order after they've lost control, so I'm curious if y'all have any advice for organizational tools and tricks that have worked for you, that I can put in place right away.
I'm excited to, at this stage in my life, have room to stretch out, but I don't want to let things go, or start to accumulate too much stuff simply because I've got room.
What would you do if you were starting with a clean slate?