We all need to do it. Organizing your home can seem like a massive project but it does not have to be. Something that we probably all should think about is throwing away the unnecessary. Go threw your closets, kitchen, and bedrooms and look for things that you and your family have not used in months or even years. If that is the case then you should probably get rid of whatever it is.
We all love freebies but just because something is free and it was given to you does not mean that you have to hold on to it. Hand-me-downs, clothes or home decorations are all things that can potentially clutter our homes if we are not careful. It’s ok to say no to something if you do not need or really want it for that matter. If it is hard to say no then give stuff away to someone or…throw it away! The first step to organizing your home is to get rid of things that you just do not need or want. Declutter!
Another step for organizing is making sure that everything has a place. You will start to see that if something does not have a place to go then it may not belong in your home. The important things that you want to keep will always have a “home”. Sometimes people think that buying those big plastic containers to put large items in is the key to organizing but it is not. You should do this after you have decluttered your home and are finished throwing or giving un-needed and unwanted items away.
Small things like opening your mail immediately and throwing away the enveloped or junk mail are small fixes to staying organized. Keep your bills in a designated area. When it comes to organizing your closet, put your jeans in one area, group your sweaters together and if it helps color code your clothes so you can find things as quick as possible. The point of being organized is not just to be neat and tidy but also to be able to find what you are looking for with quickness because you know exactly where it is. Try your best to keep it there all of the time. Like I said earlier, everything should have a “home”. Everyone has busy lives but you do not have to have a cluttered life. Staying organized, at home, at school or at work, will help keep you happy, healthy and productive.