It is so easy to let disorganization and clutter to creep up. But when you finally realize it’s taken control, it can be overwhelming. This post will give you some helpful tips on how to kick overwhelm to the curb and finally get your house organized.
Do a walk-through of the house
As you walk through the house, make notes on what needs to be done in each room. Once you have a list, make a goal to complete at least one thing off the list each day. Keep the list where you can see it every day.
Start with small projects, things you can see improvement in quickly. Try organizing a closet. Sort through it and get rid of things you don’t need anymore.
You can donate them, get them ready for a yard sale or just throw them away. As you make more room in your closet, think about ways to maximize your storage space. You can add shelves and other closet organizers.
Set your timer for 30 minutes
That way you know that it’s only for 30 minutes and once the time is up, your finished for the day. If you have time available, you can work longer.
As you move through the list, some projects may take more than a day. That is ok. You just have to make sure you keep working on it till it is done. Before you know it, you’ve gone through the entire house and organized it. The trick now is to keep it organized.
How to Keep Your House Organized
The key to keeping your house organized is to not get into the “I’ll do it later” mindset. If you have something that is in the wrong place, take the time to either put it away right then, or have a designated area on each floor, like a box, to put things that need to go to another floor. Then at the end of the day, everything in the box gets put away. Here are some more tips…
Set up a weekly cleaning schedule
Another idea to help keep the house organized is to establish a schedule where each room of the house gets a thorough cleaning one day each week.
It may take awhile to get used to this new routine, but if the family works together, it will be easier. If people remember to put their own things away, that will also help. Try not to be too impatient when people forget at first. Be sure to remind them gently, without nagging.
Keeping organized requires team effort
Why not assign each family a specific area of the house to help keep organized. They simply have to go through the room and make sure that everything is in its place. While it takes time and a bit of effort, it will be worth it once the house is clean, neat and organized.
The good news is that just taking it one step at a time, you can get your house organized and clutter under control in less time than your think.