Organizing Your Home — 5 Tips To Keep In Mind
When you’ve finally had enough of the stacks of junk and heaps of clutter in your life, you know it is time to begin organizing your house. With Spring around the corner, there’s no better time to get a head start on Spring Cleaning. A clean and clutter-free home will surely help you to reduce your stress and other tensions in the coming months. All you need is a little bit of planning and determination, and in no time you can have your house completely decluttered.
Here are a few tips which will help you organize your home quickly and quite easily as well.
Start with a Schedule
Before you jump into the “Let me clean the entire house today” phase, take time to plan out the task as you would any other important event in your life. You do not want to be rushed, cleaning your home when you have company coming in two hours. Schedule your de-cluttering on a day when you are free, with two or three hours to spare. You probably want a few more pairs of hands to help you declutter your home depending on how much you have planned to clean up on that day. Though the job might look quite easy to handle, it is always better if there are spouses, significant others, and even children to help out as well.
Where To Start?
When organizing your home, it is always better to start with the most overcrowded or the most cluttered place in the house. And that is bound to be your garage. From the smallest of tools to the unwanted chair from your last move, everything is bound to be stocked up in your garage.
To make the de-cluttering in your garage a lot easier, here are some simple inexpensive tips:
- Have a peg board with some hook tools for all of your tools.
- Do you really need that furniture stored in the garage? If it is not of any use, just get rid of it permanently.
- Make it a habit to not throw unwanted items into your garage. Determine if you can make use of it elsewhere, and if not, get rid of it!
- Reserve some room in your garage for donations. Make donating unwanted items to the Salvation Army, Goodwill or other charities part of your weekly errands.
When organizing your home, the next place you need to check out right after the garage is your closet. Bulging closets are nothing short of a nightmare. But cleaning out your closet is a very easy thing to do as once the entire space is cleared all you need to do is find what fits you and what doesn’t. And for all the clothes of your kids, a hanging shelving unit is your best option. Small labels for each day of the week, and picking out clothes for the following week on a weekend are some little perks which will help you in your Home Organization.
The Toy Story
Tripping on toy cars or stepping on Legos are universal annoyances. The best way to deal with this is to make the “put your toys away” task for your kids interesting and exciting. It is very important that you teach your kids the significance of an organized home, and you can do it the fun way.
One way you can do this is make use of various colored bins to hold different types of toys. Have a game with your children to find out who puts the most toys in their respective bins. The more interesting and playful it is for your kids, the more they will be keen on their personal “Home Organization” activity.
All the trouble that you take in organizing your new home goes down the drain if you do not maintain what you have organized. Most people find home organization difficult to maintain after a few weeks. It is very important to develop personal daily habits that allow you to remain organized. One such example is to take 10–20 minutes out of your busy day just to keep items off the floor, or to make your beds. This practice not only helps declutter your home on a regular basis, but also helps you maintain a decluttered home for a long time.
Decluttering your home is an easy task if you organize it well and make sure that you follow up on a regular basis. Keep in mind that regularly making time for home organization will save your hours of time in the long-run.
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