Many people wonder how to organize your home the best way possible. It is not as hard as it may seem at first glance. There are many simple tips that can make the job a lot easier. Here are 13 simple techniques to organize your home to make your daily life easier and your home more manageable. Get started!
First, organize the room you use the most
Start at the top with a simple system for organizing your entire house. First, check to see which rooms you use on a daily basis. If you are like most people, you have at least one room in your house that is rarely used. By organizing this room as frequently as possible, you will be able to maximize the space in this area of your house. This simple technique will give you more space to work with.
Once you have sorted through this one room that is used less than every day, take everything out of this room except for one thing. Then, arrange it in the order that you would like it in your daily routine. For example, if you start at the top with your washing machine and move down from there, you would probably do your dishes, fold your laundry, put away the clothes you want to keep, then grab your toothbrush and brush out the rest of the clutter. These simple ways to organize your home will help you be more organized from the moment you start.
Get rid of all the things you don’t use
Once you have done with the one room in the house that you can devote the majority of your time to organizing, you need to do the same with the remaining clutter. There is really nothing that says clutter like an untidy house! Get rid of any items that you know are not necessary or are an eyesore to you. Leave only the decor items that look nice. Also, throw away or give away anything you haven’t used in a year or two and definitely throw anything that is broken or damaged. By doing this, you are making the task of organizing your home a lot easier. Also, throwing away things you have already used will help you get rid of the clutter that is cluttering your house.
If you are still having trouble getting rid of the mess after going through this process, you may need to use some extra creativity to make things work. One great technique is to divide a room into three separate areas. Each area should have its own color so that it will be much easier to recognize where you are supposed to be putting your stuff. For instance, if you are dealing with a large mess, you may want to start in the middle and work your way out.
Don’t focus only on the visual clutter
Another great organizing tip for homes is to work on visual clutter only. Visual clutter is the non-physical clutter that you have in your house. This could include books, dishes, magazines, piles of clothes, toys that have been left out for months, and more. If you have never tried visual clutter before, you might be surprised at how much better you will feel when you do. Most people do not work on visual clutter because it is such a big task but once you are able to see what you have cluttered in your house, you will most likely feel a lot better about tackling the rest of the organizing job.
The first thing you should do to work on getting rid of all your clutter is to clean out your bathroom drawer. Every time you use the bathroom, throw away the trash, old toothpaste, or any other item you know is not necessary for your life. Then, remove all the objects from the bathroom drawer except for one small item. That item should be your toothbrush. Every time you brush your teeth in the morning, you should remove your toothbrush and put it in the bathroom drawer so that you can start brushing right away the next morning. You should do this every morning until you have a full drawer full of toothbrushes.
Consider starting an organizational system
If you find yourself trying to get rid of all the clutter first, you might need to consider starting an organizational system. There are many different ways you can go about organizing clutter but if you need help getting started, you can always consult a professional. There are plenty of books and websites out there that will help you get organized. That way you will be sure to finally have less stuff in your house and less mess around the house.