Last Update on August 29, 2017 // Written by Hank No Comments

Wanting to get your home into order is something that a lot of people set out to do but aren’t sure where to start. This is especially true for families that have moved into a new house or couples that are preparing their new home after their wedding. Knowing the right way to get started is the only thing holding you back between having an organized home which feels orderly and as if everything is in its right place. When your house is disorganized it doesn’t only affect how well you can find things but it affects your entire state of mind.  Feeling like you can’t find anything in your house can make you feel frustrated.  This lack of clear-headedness makes you feel like a stranger in your own home.  When you are organized, clear, and everything has it's placed, it gives you a sense of security and peace. Here are some of the best tips for getting your house organized and changing your life today.  

Start With Your Closets

  The first step towards having an organized home is beginning with the basics.  Try clearing out your closets so that your storage space has order.  By beginning here you can lay the foundation for having a place to start.  Your closets should be organized into sections which have specific areas for each type of item.   For example, your shoes shouldn’t be on the same shelf as your cereal, and your cleaning products shouldn’t be in the same place as your clothes.  Each shelf should be lined with things that are in its proper place.  Once your closets are organized then you can move on with the rest of the house.  

Donate or Purge What You Don’t Need

  Going through your house and deciding what you need or don’t need is crucial to getting through the mess.  Try to be honest with yourself about what you need or don’t need.  Rather than assuming that everything you need will someday come in handy, ask yourself when the last time you used something was.     When you keep things around simply because you think that maybe it might come in handy, then you are engaging in borderline hoarding behavior.  This will only lead to more and more mess and make it that much harder to clean up later.     Make a pile of things that you haven’t used in over a year and arrange to donate them to an organization or purge them if they can’t be used again.  

Stay Consistent

  Keeping your home organized is something that requires consistent effort.  After the initial organization, you will need to take steps every day to make sure that it stays organized.  This means putting things away and avoiding leaving things out on surfaces with no order.   It is much easier to make small daily consistent steps than having to go in every 6 months and do a huge cleanup.

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