Keeping an organised home can be quite difficult sometimes, particularly if you have children, a large house, or a small house with no storage. I personally do not want to spend the bulk of my free time tidying up my home instead of relaxing, and I’m guessing that you feel the same way. This problem can be quite easily solved – if your home is currently a mess, do a revamp and remember to do a couple of things a day, and your clutter woes will be gone! Here are five easy tricks you should try out if you’re considering making your home a little more organised.
Keeping objects and spaces clean can help you out tremendously in terms of organisation. It will be easier for you to organise furniture and other assorted objects, and it will also let you know when you might need to re-organise particular spaces. If you think you might need some regular help in maintaining the cleanliness of your home, cleaning specialists such as Absolute Domestics can help take some of that stress off your shoulders.
Create a schedule for chores and other associated activities, and put it on the fridge, or somewhere extremely visible. This will keep you, as well as anyone who lives in the house, on track with their jobs, and will also make it easier for everyone to know when it would be appropriate for certain objects or items in the house to be moved.
If it is taking you longer than it should to find objects in your home, you might want to consider grouping them into easy to understand categories. Grab a label maker, some funky containers or drawers, and customise your categorisation system. This process will also let you know if there is anything you do not use and need to throw out.
Decluttering may be simple, because you just get rid of everything you don’t need. However, there will always be things left over that you do need. If your cupboards and wardrobes are all full, you may want to consider alternative forms of storing your belongings. Many types of furniture can also double as storage, conserving space and allowing you to keep your home free of clutter. Just remember to clean and keep an eye on these spaces as well – you don’t want all your hard work to be for nothing.
Lists are a good way of systematically organising your home, as they make great reminders, and you also get the satisfaction of crossing off a point on your list. Have a to do list on your desk, a shopping list on the inside of the pantry and maybe even one on the fridge – this way you will be less likely to forget anything important that you may need.
You will feel much more relaxed in an organised home, and you can make this a reality in just a few short steps. As with most things, the hardest part is getting started, so set aside a day to put everything in place and go from there.
What are your tricks for keeping your home organised? Are there any special tips you might want to pass on? Leave your advice in the comments section below.