In this article I will teach you how easy it can be to organize your house. Once you follow my tips, your life and house will be much less hectic!
All too often we get caught up in our daily lives. We tend to walk through the door and throw our shoes, keys and whatever else wherever it lands. It becomes easier to say “I’ll put it away later” than just get up and do it then. Unfortunately ”later” always seems to come too late and before we know it, every room in the house is a wreck. When we finally find the energy and time to organize, we can and usually find ourselves overwhelmed. Thankfully I’ve managed to find the time to organize a list of ways to get and stay organized. Hopefully these tips help get your house in order!
1. Everything Has a Place:
Having a set place for everything can be a challenge for some people, especially with small spaces but if you can find a way to do this, you will find it actually makes the space easier to maintain. Can you imagine a medicine cabinet with just medicine in it, or only cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink? Going through your rooms and designating a space for a specific type of thing sounds easy enough, so get to it. You will find once everything has a place, that isn’t cluttered with other things, putting things away such as groceries will be much easier.
2. Haul Away:
Sometimes this is the hardest step to becoming organized. Bathroom and kitchens alike always seem to get over- run with unnecessary tings or expired items. Going through your cupboards, drawers and closets and getting rid of old, outdated or useless items can free up some space and quite possibly make you a little extra cash.
3. Finish What You Start:
Don’t open a new tube of toothpaste while leaving the old tube with just a tiny bit in it. If you honestly won’t finish those crumbs at the end of that chip bag or that last sip of soda, throw it out! Don’t let things that won’t or aren’t getting used, take up useless space. Do the same for leftovers, make only what you will eat and if there is a tiny bit left that you know full-well no one is going to eat, trash it.
4. Put it Back:
When you take something out and use it, put it back when you are done. It’s a simple rule but not always the easiest to follow. Don’t get into the habit of putting things just anywhere when you are done with them. It may be hard to get up after a long day and take care of the magazine, food, or whatever but try to make sure even if you have to wait until you get up to use the restroom, make sure it’s taken care of right away.
5. Have a cleaning day:
It doesn’t have to be once a week if you keep up with things well, however once a month is a great idea for anyone to stay organized. Try to get everyone involved, even little ones.
The wonderful thing about having an organized house is more convenience in everyday life. You will find when your house is less cluttered, your mind will follow suit. I truly hope my article has helped you. Good luck to you and happy organizing!
Published in: Personal Organization