5 Ways to Make Your Home More Organised
Do you want to make your home more organised? Then this is the article for you. Most of us lead very busy lives with hectic jobs, childcare responsibilities and active social lives to juggle. This can get pretty stressful, especially if our homes are not as organised as they could be.
When our homes are organised, life is just easier. We spend less time looking for the car keys we have misplaced, less time cleaning up the clutter we have accumulated, and more time on the things that really matter.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some things we can do to make our homes more organised right now:
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1. Get rid of any clutter
Step one to making your home more organised is getting rid of any unnecessary clutter you have. If you do not need it in your home, and you do not particularly care if it is there or not, then get rid of it whether you donate it, sell it, throw it in the trash or rent a storage unit to keep it all in. The less stuff you have in your home, the easier it will be to keep the place neat, tidy and ultimately, organised – it really is that simple.
2. Have a place for everything
Once you have gotten rid of anything you do not want or need in your home, the next thing you need to do is o assign a place for each item in your home. Make sure everyone knows where each item, from kids’ toys to that weird kitchen gadget, should live, and encourage them to put each item back in its place after each use and pretty soon it will be second nature, and not only will you have lots of mess piling up, but you will not need to spend an age looking for that thing you need at the last minute because you will always know where it is.
3. Assign a box to each child
If you have kids, you will know how messy and unorganised they can be at the best of times. Something that can help to keep them better organised is buying each of them a large plastic box. Or a basket if you prefer, in a different colour. Assign one box to each child and let them use it to store their toys, their school stuff, their books – anything there might need – so that they can immediately find their own things when heading off to school or playing with friends or whatever, It will make life so much easier for you as a parent when you don’t have to spend so much of your precious time tracking down the right book for the right child, etc. it will also help to keep you home much tidier too.
4. Invest in blackboard paint
Use blackboard paint to paint your own permanent blackboard in the hall or on the kitchen wall, for example, and then you can use chalk to write shopping lists, remind the family about important appointments and so on. That way, you can see what is on the agenda at a glance, andstandn a much better chance of not forgetting those important appointments because they will literally be written right before your eyes on the walls of a room you frequent a lot.
5. Use clear storage boxes
If you want to be organised, clear storage boxes are your best friend. You can use them to store the family’s shoes in, so you can see at a glance where the boots you need for hiking are or where your fanciest set of heels for the party are hiding, but you can also use them for toys, so the kids can see where their action man is without having to pull everything out, for herbs and spices in the kitchen, and just about anything else you can think of. It will keep the place tidy and also make locating what you need so much simpler than it was before, and it’s such a simple solution!
As you can see, making your home more organised is not all that difficult, and not particularly expensive to pull off. Yes, you will need to put some time and effort in now to get your home organised, but once you are done and your home is as organised as it can possibly be, you will save buckets of time and energy, not to mention, prevent your stress levels from soaring even higher than they are right now, so it is definitely worth it. Good luck.