How to Organize Your Home & Life
Do you look around your home and your life and feel like you need to be more organized? Does disorganization overwhelm you? You know you need a plan for home organization. If you are ready to organize your home and life, you have come to the right place. You will find tips and ideas to systematically remove clutter and organize every room, closet, drawer and more in your life.
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As we discover how to be more organized at home as you learn to declutter and organize each room, closet, pantry, desk and so much more, we must train ourselves to continually remove clutter so we stay organized. Even after you declutter and organize each room, if you are not careful it’s easy to let old cluttering and disorganized habits to come back.
Getting Started with Home Organization
Always put things away in the right place
When you come home, do you drop things on the counter or leave your shoes by the door? As we complete the home declutter and home organization challenge, it’s important to put things in the right place the first time. It’s so easy to just put things down and then a big pile of junk grows on the counter in the kitchen, on the table by the front door or on your desk.
As you start today to declutter and organize each room, closet, and drawer make it your habit to put everything in the right place the first time.
If you don’t need it, trash it
If you know you don’t need it, throw it in the trash right away. Open your mail every day and file the bills to be paid, save anything important, and trash any junk mail.
Train yourself that every time you pick up something to only touch it one time. If you need it, put in the right place. If you don’t need it, then throw it in the trash right away.
Keep a donation box
We always have items that we no longer use, but can still be donated to others for their use. Don’t hide those items in a closet or cabinet. Donate them now. Keep a donation box centrally located in your home and when you find an item you can no longer use or don’t need, add it to the donation box.
Items for the donation box include clothes your children have outgrown, small appliances you no longer use or have replaced (but still work), toys your children no longer play with, and books you longer read. As you look around, you will see many items you can add to the donation box.
How to Organize Your Home & Life Step-by-Step
I have found that home organization is a process. It’s not usually a task I can complete in just a few hours or even day.
Home organization is most successful when you tackle it in small portions or sections. That’s why I have separate posts on how to organize the different rooms and spaces in your home. Today, you might work on your master bedroom, next week you might work on your kids closet.
Be sure and bookmark this page so you can recheck it when needed for different rooms and spaces.
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