No matter how long you have lived in your home, you will always find that mess, and clutter will quickly build up – especially if you do not have a system for organization set up, and in place. When you have piles of stuff lying around your home, you can find that organization can be one of the last things on your mind. When your home is disorganized or unorganized, you can find that it will have an impact on other areas of your life. So, what tips can you apply to help you organize your home and stay on top of it once and for all?
1. Start With One Area/Room at a Time
Before trying to tackle everywhere in your home, break down what you are facing. Do this by focusing on one area (or room) at a time. When you can turn your attention and effort onto one room, you can then ensure that you put the systems you want and need into place. If you try and spread yourself too thin (by doing too many areas at once), you may find that the results may not be as long-lasting as you have hoped. Look at organizing those key rooms and areas, such as the kitchen. Get on top of heavily used rooms, and then shift your attention to other spaces.
2. Focus on Organization Outdoors Too
Even though you may begin organizing inside your home, you must not overlook the outdoors too. There are many things you can do (and introduce) to make your outside spaces and areas much more organized and enjoyable. Tips on how to organize your shed will be useful, as they will allow you to utilize spaces that you already have. Also, focusing on how you store items such as kids’ toys and play equipment will be useful, as there are items that can look messy if left out in your garden or yard.
3. Regularly Focus on Cleaning and Decluttering
Once you have got on top of all existing spaces and areas, you need to keep up the momentum. It is important to regularly focus on both cleaning and decluttering as and where you can. You will find that even 15 minutes a week can make a huge difference in your life. When you adopt a mindset that focuses on regular cleaning and decluttering, you will find that you do not harbor clutter and mess in the first place.
4. Create a Schedule You Can Keep
When you have a busy lifestyle to maintain, you will find that you will have to schedule in time to organize your home. Creating a manageable and realistic schedule for organizing is going to be crucial moving forwards. For instance, on your schedule, you may want to focus on one room each week. When you have a schedule in place you can work towards. You will find that regular decluttering becomes second nature. You will also find that you are not afraid to have a regular purge every now and again (for example, when a big decluttering and organizing session is required).