It’s hard to get organized. We are naturally lazy and we would rather do other things, especially with all of the distractions we face in our daily lives.
That’s why our space always seems cluttered and cramped. Most of the time we can’t even find anything. However, with the right practices, you can easily organize your home and make it look good. Here are some of the tried-and-tested ways to organize:
Take everything out
For a start, take everything out of your shelves. Seeing what you have and how much space you have can really put things into perspective.
This is an important step if you really want to clear everything g out. Put everything from one room in one place and move on to the next step.
Throw away everything you don’t need
Now it’s time for editing. Most of us hold onto things we’ve had for ages and never use. This creates clutter and it makes us nervous.
Think about it, when are you ever going to use that old mug again or that ancient sweater?
Set up a box for things you’ll throw out, a box of things you’ll donate and keep the things you really utilize in your daily life.
Find the right place for everything
Once you throw out whatever it is you don’t use anymore, you should proceed to find a place for each item in your house. Find a logical place for everything.
Set it up so it’s easy to access and use. For instance, don’t put jars of food you often eat in the back because you will make a mess later when you are out of time and have to take something quickly. Make it look good as well. Your house should look appealing and it should be functional for you.
You should label items in your house, especially if they are closed in a box and you can’t see what’s inside.
“For example, you could store all of your sewing things in one box and then label it so that you know when you need it the next time. You can buy or print out good-looking labels and make your home look even better than it did before”, – says Franklin Gaus, a content writer from OriginWritings.
Use what you have
Some say that organizing is expensive. But this is mostly because of all the expensive containers, tapes and labels that exist on the market.
However, organization can be quite cheap – you just have to use what you already have at home. It could be shoe boxes, buckets or anything else that both looks good and is functional for your things. For example, you could decorate an old shoe box with a decorative tape or paper. It can look amazing and inspire you to be neat in the future.
Change the system
If your old system wasn’t working for you, it might be a good idea to change things a bit in your home. Open your mind and imagine where your things would play a better role than they used to.
If, once you are done organizing, you still don’t find the system working, don’t be afraid to change it and make it work the way you want and need it.
The key to being organized is maintaining neatness later, when a certain amount of time passes. You can train yourself to do this by reminding yourself that your aim is tidiness every time you start making a mess again.
“Make a point out of putting things back where they belong and focus on daily maintenance. Once you organize your home it shouldn’t be that hard or take up that much of your time.
With daily maintenance, you will have to organize far less often”, – says Ginny Wallasey, a home blogger with Writemyx and 1Day2Write.
Organizing your home is a difficult feat that you’ll likely have to do multiple times in a year. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult if you learn how to do it properly and effectively. These have been the simple steps to organize you can implement in your own house and make your space more functional.