July 19, 2015 2 min read
Organizing your entire home may sound impossible and overwhelming, but it can be done. Imagine walking into your home, empty surfaces, labels, and a pantry that looks like a grocery store.
Organizing your home and keeping it that way doesn’t have to be an impossible chore. In fact, it may be hard to imagine conquering that chaos often referred to as “clutter”. Yes, it will take work. Yes, it will take dedication. But that being said, the process can actually be very simple and relatively painless to do.
Instead of focusing on the big picture, focus on small areas. Concentrate your time and energy on the problem areas first. Looking around and planning to attack a whole room at a time may leave you feeling overwhelmed and agitated. Start small and keep moving. If you are working in the kitchen, only tackle a couple drawers at a time and keep working your way around. The key here is to keep the space organized once you are finished. Stay organized and keep moving. Working from small space to small space will eventually translate to an entire room.
Challenge yourself to change one habit at a time. Have a habit of tossing mail onto the nearest surface? Designate a spot for it and make an effort to always keep mail there. Once you’ve retrained yourself with one habit, move on to the next.
If you don’t have space for it, find a solution or get rid of it. This can be challenging, especially when you don’t have a lot of space to begin with. In order to keep excess from piling up and making organization impossible, try getting rid of items that you don’t need or use. If you really want to keep it, find a storage solution. You may need to be creative if you’re working with very little storage space, but it will help keep in perspective which items you really value.
The easiest and most effective way to achieve and maintain an organized home is to always put things away. It is easy to get something out and not put it back when you’re finished with it, but when things don’t get put away immediately after use, clutter quickly turns into chaos. Making a habit of putting things away immediately after use will save you from having to set aside time to tidy, and it will keep your home always looking like you just cleaned it!
Article by Amber Burkhart
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