8 Tips to Organize Your Home
1. Set aside one day a week to do all your laundry. Wash, dry, and put away all your clothes for the entire week. It’s the only way to get through it in a timely manner.
2. Find an old storage box or basket and label it “donate.” Set it on your bed or in your closet and when you come across something that doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn in over a year, put it in the box to donate to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
Don’t even give yourself a chance to look at the items again; once they are out of sight, they are out of mind!
3. Try using storage boxes as decorative pieces around your home rather than leaving them empty on the floor of your garage or basement. If you use them as décor , you will be more likely to keep them neat and tidy.
4. Clean out your closet once a year. Get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in the past year and donate it to charity. If you can’t remember if you wore it, chances are you haven’t worn it!
5. Use the trash can as a storage place for items that don’t have a permanent home. If something doesn’t have a place in your home, but you want to keep it (maybe for an upcoming vacation), put it in the trash can so you don’t forget about it.
6. Instead of using cardboard boxes to store things in your garage or basement, try using plastic storage totes instead. It will make it easier to find what you are looking for and will be much easier to stack neatly against the wall when not in use.
7. Use hangers with clips on them rather than hangers with no clips on them; this way, if you do need to hang something up that is too big for the closet rod, all you have to do is clip one end of the hanger onto the rod and then clip the other end onto another hanger so that both items hang together.
8. Keep all your extension cords in one place so that you don’t have to look for them when you need them. Try wrapping them around a cardboard tube and then storing the tubes in a basket or on a shelf.
In conclusion, it is important to note that, as with all other areas of your life, you must learn to give yourself grace. No one is perfect, and it is unrealistic to expect yourself to be.
If you are working on decluttering your home and things are not going as quickly as you would like, give yourself a break. Don’t beat yourself up; just keep on keeping on!