Life is already hectic when we are moving so fast lately we don’t seem to catch a break, so the last thing you want to do is come back to a messy home! Making sure everything is in place can be a difficult task to tackle every single day, and by the end of the week, the clutter is probably overwhelming.
However, there’s no need to actually spend an entire Sunday fixing your house, if you tackle these 5 easy things you can to keep your home organized and have more time for yourself!
On a daily basis:
1. Plan ahead
The reason we are usually running around is because we leave everything to the very last minute. So, prep food the night before, pick out your outfit, do a mental run of your next day to see exactly what you need, leave your purse, wallet, and keys in a designated area so you don’t have to look for them in the morning, if you have a digital coffee maker, set up the time for coffee to start pouring the next morning, and so on. If you start doing this every day, you will immediately feel the urge to organize certain things, and after a few days, it will become part of your routine.
2. Start small
You don’t need to organize your entire house right away. Start with a small task like dressing your bed every morning, clearing up your nightstand, put back your dishes and maybe try to organize your bathroom cabinet.
3. It’s all about the details
Keeping certain details as a focus point in your living room, this will actually make everything look more cohesive and less cluttered.
4. Be smart about storage
Evaluate your current storage and set up specific areas to save stuff you have laying around the house for a quick fix. This is a great solution to have in mind when you have guests over. Every other week:
This is probably the #1 reason you always need a whole day to organize your house, you simply have too much. Pick a day and sort through every single room of your home and honestly ask yourself what do you truly need, and only keep those items, you can always donate the rest.
2. Deep clean
Here is where you take out your inner organizer-freak and go to the nitty gritty of every single inch of your home. Just be honest with what you have, don’t think too much about throwing something out, and take this day to organize everything the way you want it to be.
3. Work room by room
If you feel overwhelmed by attacking your entire house, start with a mini project, head to the bathroom first, move on to your closets, then your bedroom, later on tackle your living room and finally your kitchen.