It’s Time to Get Organized: 5 Ways to Get Your Home in Order

Any time of year can be a great time to deep clean your home. Not only does it feel great to get rid of needless clutter, but by making your most important items easily accessible, you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Here’s five ideas for getting your home in order:

1. One Room a Day

It may seem daunting when every room of the house is in need of a purge, but dividing the work over several days can help you get through it. Set aside a week or two and designate one room for each day. Some high traffic areas, like the kitchen, might require two days. Be sure to just focus on the room of the day without getting sidetracked by other rooms and you’ll see real progress!

2. Invest in Storage Pieces

While it may seem counterintuitive to start buying more when you’re trying to remove clutter from your home, a few smart storage pieces can make a big difference in clearing out rooms. Clear plastic storage containers that can be slid under your bed are a great way to store off season clothing or other linens. A stylish storage ottoman or chair can serve double duty by brightening your existing décor and stowing toys or other magazines.

3. Purge Closets & Junk Drawers

Over time, clutter takes over floor and shelf space. Many items, such as off season shoes or rarely used appliances, should be stored out of sight. To accomplish this, you’ll need to purge your closets and junk drawers of things you no longer need. Allocate two bins or boxes as you clear out a storage space. Place items you intend to keep in one box and duplicates or items you no longer need in the second. Restock your storage areas with the original items and other items that had been lingering out in the open.

4. Consolidate & Donate

While the most effective way to get rid of clutter is often to throw away items that might sneak their way back into your home, you may find that some items, such as clothing or extra kitchen gadgets, can find a second life as a donation to your local charity or thrift store. During your cleaning spree, place donated items in your trunk to get them out of the way as you continue cleaning. Donate items all at once and enjoy the open space you create.

5. Get Home Finances in Order

Another aspect of getting your home in order is dealing with your finances. Take this time of purging to write up a new budget and balance your checkbook. If you find your checkbook empty and your register full, you can buy new checks online. A banking website can help you with this task. After the time consuming task of getting your home in order, reviewing your budget can help you maintain that order by eliminating unnecessary purchases.

One Response to “It’s Time to Get Organized: 5 Ways to Get Your Home in Order”

  1. Mike Anderson Says:

    Great tips, it’s crazy how stressful your life can be from stupid things like not being organized.

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