Between demanding jobs and managing a household, it’s no wonder the paperwork piles up, laundry spends one too many days in the dryer, and there always seems to be a sea of toys covering the floor! “There’s not enough time in the day” may be a frequent daily thought. Spoiler alert: keeping your home organized does not mean you have to clean and maintain it all day every day. Quite the opposite, in fact! By implementing the right systems and creating new habits, your space can be transformed into a clutter-free haven that promotes relaxation and is easy to maintain.
Like most, you’ve probably tried to start organizing a space and then quickly become discouraged and overwhelmed. Maybe the things weren’t fitting quite right, the products you purchased weren’t containing everything, or you became paralyzed by the amount of “stuff” that was in front of you. Oftentimes, the problem is that you’re trying to organize accumulated clutter that no longer serves you. Decluttering and purging is the first and most crucial step in creating a peaceful living space and keeping your home organized. The more intentional you are about the items you bring into your home, the easier your home is to manage.
The items that you declutter can be donated, sold, recycled, or gifted. By reducing excess possessions, you’ll create more physical and mental space for the things that matter most.
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Assigning a dedicated spot for each item makes tidying a breeze! (Decluttering beforehand makes it even easier! 😉) When everything has a home, it’s simple for the whole family to keep your home organized, too. This practice not only maintains order but also minimizes the time spent searching for misplaced items. There’s way less guessing as to where something belongs, or where it could have ended up. Looking for batteries? After creating a designated space for them, chances are they’re in the beautifully organized battery drawer!
Investing in storage solutions such as bins, baskets, drawer dividers, and labels to keep belongings neatly organized will make it even easier. Here are our favorite organizing products from The Container Store to get you started!
Creating organization systems that align with your lifestyle is crucial for long-term success. Complex systems that are difficult to maintain may quickly fall by the wayside. Choose simple and intuitive solutions that suit your habits so you can continue to keep your home organized.
For instance, if you absolutely despise folding your laundry, implementing a system where you hang the majority of your clothes may be more suitable for you. Consistency is key; the more seamlessly these systems integrate into your routine, the more effective they’ll be.
Before welcoming new items into your home, pause and reflect on their value and purpose. Impulse purchases and acquiring unnecessary items can quickly reverse your organizing efforts. Ask yourself: Do I really need this? Will it enhance my life? What does purchasing this accomplish? By adopting a more intentional approach to shopping, you’ll not only reduce clutter but also create a space filled with belongings that truly resonate with you.
With these simple organizing tips, you can create a home that is a relaxing oasis instead of another source of stress. Remember, organization is a journey, not a destination, so be patient with yourself as you work towards achieving your ideal organized home. But if you’d like a jumpstart to your organizing journey, or you simply don’t have the time to organize yourself, our team of Organizers is just a free consult away!
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