When you are overwhelmed with a messy cluttered home, instead of trying to declutter, clean and organize your home all at once, break your tasks up room by room and then specific areas of a room. This will break everything up into smaller tasks and you can start smaller areas depending on what time you have. Start with the areas that you consider to be the most important to tackle first. When you achieve just one small area you will become motivated to continue to declutter and organize your home.
When we do something new it is always harder and takes us longer than we think it will. But by staying focused and continuing the process of decluttering each area of objects that are broken, not used or you don’t need anymore will help you to maintain a clean organized home. The less clutter you have in your home the more organized your home will become.
Organizing and Decluttering Tips
- One of the easiest ways to keep your house organized, is by putting things away as soon as you have finished with them. So, if you finish reading a magazine instead of just leaving it on the coffee table, put it away where you keep all your magazines. Put clothes away when you take them off, either in the laundry basket or away in the wardrobe.
- If you find that you don’t have time to put everything away when you finish with it, an idea is to have a basket in the busy areas such as living room, kitchen and entry. When you have finished with something and don’t have time to put away, place it into the basket. Then at the end of each day collect up the baskets and return all the items to their rightful places.
- Try to simplify your home and have places for everything. Your home will remain clean and organized if your possessions all have a place, it will also make it easier for you to find things when you need them.
- To maintain an organized and clutter free home by cleaning your house and decluttering things that you don’t need on a regular basis. Create habits that will help you to stay on top of things, such as doing a load of washing each day, washing the dishes and maintaining a clutter free kitchen bench.
- Clean up the house before going to bed every night. Instead of waking up in the morning to dirty dishes in the sink, toys all over the living room floor and clothes over the back of chairs. Get every member of the family to spend 5-10 minutes before going to bed to pack their things away where they belong. This will allow you to start the next day with an organized home and helps to start the day happy and in a good mood.
- We all have areas in our house that seem to attract clutter. These are usually flat surfaces, such as bench tops, coffee tables and dining room table. If there are already things on these surfaces it is easy just to add to it, instead of putting things away. But if you have an organizational system in place for these things you are less likely to put things there and put them away in their designated place.
You can reduce your clutter build up by limiting what comes into your home, thus reducing what needs to be taken out again. By reducing what you bring into your house will save you money and because your house remains organized it reduces stress and gives you a more relaxed environment.