The longer you live in the same house, the more it seems to get cluttered and disorganized. This is normal. It means that people are living in your home and that is a good thing. However, you will inevitably reach a point where the clutter will become too much. At this point, you need to pull out our tips for organizing your home.
1. Make a list
A list helps you to have a visual tracking system and it gives you a plan to work with. List the things you want to do in each room of the house Be very specific so you don’t forget something. Ticking completed tasks is very satisfying and will encourage you to keep going.
2. Make a list of simple projects
Highlight projects that will take 30 minutes or less. This will make the list less overwhelming. As you tick things off your list you will start feeling like there is progress. Smaller projects will make your list look less daunting and it will help you take care of the small things that have been bothering you for a long time.
3. Set realistic timeframes
You likely have quite a few projects on your list. Don’t try and do them all in one day or even one week. Prioritize them and spread them out. You can draw up a goals list to help you out. Set a timeframe by when you want to complete certain projects. If you try to do too many projects at once you will feel like a failure. It is unnecessary.
4. Plan your storage
Before buying any extra cabinets and containers, sort out and complete the project. Then you will know better what you will need. Try and find new ways of using what you have before spending a lot of money on new things. You might have unused space or containers that will be perfect.
The best way to not get overwhelmed and discouraged is to get started. Start with a smaller project to get into it and then just let the ball roll. Having a timeframe and specific tasks will make it much easier. Happy organizing!