Getting organized doesn’t have to be a chore!
Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Below are a few simple steps you can initiate right now that will get you started on your home organizing journey.
Begin with the messes and clutter that you see every day at home. Start with more visible areas like kitchen countertops, a family room or a home office. Once you notice the difference in these spots, you will want to work in more hidden areas.
Use drawer dividers for socks, underwear, lingerie and tiny items to keep them separated and organized. This works well for both kitchen items and office supplies.
Give everything in your house a place of its own. If there were a ten commandments of organizing, this would be at the top! This way you and all family members at home will know exactly where to find something …. And where to put it away! It may take some time to adjust…. But HOMING works wonders!
Families with school aged children: Establish a defined place in your house for storing library books and end a house-wide hunt when it’s time to return them.
In the entry way, use hooks (the more decorative the better, but any will do!) for keys, purses, backpacks, and dog leashes so each time you walk in, you can hang these up.
Keep all vital records, such as birth certificates, passports, and social security cards together either in a locked safe or in a filing folder in a home office.
Get rid of things that are no longer needed like expired coupons, old magazines and catalogs. All of these piling up around the house detract from the space you could be using for items you do need and use --- or better yet, open space for breathing room!
As you take the first steps and commit to becoming more organized at home, your mind will be clearer and stress levels will decrease! You will gain more focus and will notice how much easier it is to remember important things like appointments and birthdays when you’re organized. Be attentive and remain intentional about thoroughly maintaining the areas where you’ve put in the effort. It gets easier week by week.