It seems like in no time flat, the house is a wreck again.
You just organized it what feels like the other day.
So why does this keep happening, why can’t everything stay where it should?
With your hand to your head, you sigh in defeat and begin to clean the house. Again.
Let’s take a closer look at some ways to get a handle on the house again.
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Designate areas for specific items
If everything doesn’t have a home, how is it supposed to stay organized?
Designating a home for everything will make it easier for everyone to put things back.
Some examples are:
- remote basket
- pencil cup
- stationary area
- play area (not more than one)
- book and magazine shelf
- plastic and reusable bags
- shoe bin
It’s easy for things like shoes and stationery items to get everywhere.
Get rid of items that are not needed
The same five things being moved out of the way, they aren’t necessarily important and they are just getting in the way.
Things like these are better off being disposed of in the trash.
If it’s something like clothing or something donatable throw it in a bin for donations.
In my house, I keep a bag or container specifically for donations.
Only have one area for toys(other than their bedroom)
One of the best ways to keep the house organized is starting with getting a handle on the toys.
Trying to keep the toys limited to one area outside of their bedroom is a great way to keep things organized.
The small toy box in the bedroom is usually a catch-all since my oldest and toddler share a room.
Designate a basket for cleaning supplies
There are cleaning products for just about everything. the bathroom, the kitchen, floors, and others.
Having a designated container to hold these products rather than just having a bottle here, a container there can make it easier to find the products later.
Get a storage shelf
Having a shelf to place things can be helpful when you have more than a pantry or cupboard can hold.
Whenever you look at your home and feel overwhelmed by the mess or just plain out disorganization, start with one area and work on it.
Never try to do everything all at once, this is when overwhelm goes full force.
Declutter and get rid of as much as you can.
Honestly if its paper, it should be gone within a week if it’s not a bill or filed.
Clothing should be gone within a year if you don’t wear it. Same with shoes.
Sometimes it can be difficult if it has sentimental value if you aren’t using something in your closet it needs to go.
The only exception I try to make is knick knacks and photos. I’m also a major card hoarder (birthday cards, etc.)
What are some things you struggle to keep organized in your home?
I want to hear from you! 🙂
Have a great week!