Imagine a living space where everything has a place. Easy and pleasant, right? Now imagine your living space. Yikes! That image might be a little more distressing.
Although each room in your home serves a different function, all of them will benefit from a few general guidelines. Keep these tips in mind as you read through this short article and start organizing your home.
Clutter is chaos. Humans accumulate lots of things: things that we need, things that we want, and things that we keep simply because they are ours. The de-cluttering process will require self-control and brutal honesty. But, it is a relatively quick process that will maximize your space and propel your forward in your organizing adventure.
If it makes sense to you, it works (within reason). Everyone has a different routine that makes them comfortable. You may prefer to keep your hair appliances in the bedroom instead of the bathroom. However, there are limits. A mini fridge in each room isn’t justifiable.
Everything has a place, and there is a place for everything. In other words, put stuff away! You will not benefit from a major organization overhaul unless you are committed to maintenance. If you find there truly is no place for your Chia collection, it is time to either get rid of it or make room by getting rid of something else.
Keep track of what you have accomplished. It will serve as motivation to move forward with more projects. It also prevents do-overs when you can’t remember if you checked all food expiration dates instead of only perishables in the refrigerator.
Be realistic. No amount of organization is going to turn your 400 square foot apartment into a multi-level mansion. It will, however, free up usable space and create a more peaceful environment.
Get rid of the junk. Don’t just move an item to a new place only to collect dust there as it did before. If you haven’t used something for years, get rid of it! Call a professional rubbish removal provider to collect and drive away the things you don’t need. However, consider donating some of your junk, at least those items that are still working, and are in good shape, to charity. You will feel much better when you know your former items are used by purpose, and not falling apart on the dump yard.
Organizing your home is essential to enjoying your home. You can live in an architectural masterpiece, but if you can’t see the floor, it is hard to appreciate it. Start organizing now, and enjoy your tidy home!