Keeping your home clean and clutter-free can be a challenging task, to say the least.
In fact, organizing your home can sometimes feel like a scene out of the movie Groundhog Day.
You get up in the morning, and you diligently clean, tidy and organize, only to go to bed and wake up to the same amount of mess as before you started.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Even if you have small children that are dedicated to wreaking havoc in your tidy home.
Within the below blog, you will discover the ultimate guide to organizing your home so that it stays looking good day in and day out.
Ready to get started?
Step 1: Take inventory
The first step and arguably the most important, while this may seem a bit over the top, you will be shocked at what a difference it can make in how efficiently you can organize your home.
When it comes to taking inventory, you need to go through everything that you own and make the decision to Keep it, Toss it or Donate it. And you need to be ruthless.
For example, some women often find the process of decluttering their wardrobe the hardest part as they hate the thought of getting rid of any of their clothes. Navigate this by tossing or donating anything you haven’t worn in the last 12 months.
Step 2: Invest in storage
Storage is the key to home organization as it allows you to keep things out of sight but within easy reach.
There are several types of storage solutions that you can utilize. For example, if you have a large number of seasonal clothes, tools, or sporting equipment, you might want to consider placing these in your local storage area facility during times of the year when they are not needed.
For items that you need throughout the year, look to space-saving storage solutions such as vertical organizers in the bathroom, multi-purpose furniture, and bespoke shelving.
Step 3: Change your habits
Are you the type of person who comes home from work and throws your bag, laptop and coat on the nearest available space? Or do you take the time to hang up your coat, put your laptop away in a drawer and place your bag on your bedside table?
If you are the former, then you are doing yourself no favors when it comes to keeping your home organized. In fact, even if you spend all weekend, every weekend, tidying and organizing your home if you don’t practice good housekeeping habits the rest of the time, your home will never be clutter-free.
Step 4: Get the family involved
If you tend to take on the lion’s share of the cleaning and tidying of your home yourself, then it is no wonder that you are struggling.
You didn’t make all the mess, so why should you be the one to clean it all up?
By assigning daily or weekly tasks to other members of your household, not only will you feel less frustrated with organizing your home, but you will also find that jobs get done a lot quicker and that your family will be less inclined to make a further mess.