How to Organise and De-clutter Your Home

How to Organise and De-clutter Your Home

The home is where people spend at least an eighth of their day. It is a space for relaxation for many but, for some, a place of productivity. Whether you simply eat your meals and spend your day off at home or you work there, having an organised and de cluttered home is important for productivity and peace of mind. Here are seven tips to get your home organised so you can relax.

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There’s No Time Like Now!

People spend so much time believing that they simply don’t have the time to do the housework. It starts to pile up as they think “oh, I’ll deal with that later”. The problem is that later never actually comes. Start your organisation now – even if it is five minutes while the ad breaks are on or while you’re waiting for dinner to cook.

Start with the Worst Area First

There’s always one area of the house that gets worse than the others. It could be a specific room, a drawer in the house or a corner of different rooms. It’s easy to put it off but it will always be there at the back of your mind. Start with that area first and everything else will seem like a piece of cake.

Get the Whole Family Involved

You didn’t make the mess yourself – not if there are others in the home – so why should you organise it yourself? Get everyone involved then they can have a say over what is kept and the items that are thrown out. This will make the whole process go quicker too.

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Do It on a Dull Day

If you still have a lot to go through, pick a day when nothing is happening and the weather is bad and get through it all – what else could you do? You will soon find that de cluttering your home was nothing to worry about and you won’t resent missing a day in the sun.

Buy Organisation Drawers

A lot of the time, you need to keep the stuff. It makes the rooms look messy but that’s just due to the poor organisation. Buy drawers or shelves for the home and use them for specific uses. It could be a folder for important paperwork that is organised in sections or a shelve of the books and DVDs you have instead of them being piled up by the TV.

Get Rid of the Stuff You Don’t Need

Be honest; do you really need your daughter’s clothes from when she was a newborn? If you’re not having any more children then the answer is no! Get rid of all the clothes and items that you don’t need. If you don’t want to see them go to waste, give them to a friend who you know will benefit or to the charity shop. Stop hoarding and start living!

Maintain the Organisation

Once you have de cluttered and organised your home, it is time to keep it that way. It’s easy to think that you’ll do it once a week but that doesn’t happen. Instead, focus on it once a day. Put the things you have used away and get rid of items you don’t need.

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