Organizing your home

Organizing your home does not have to be difficult. As you walk around your house and see the mess and clutter, do you feel overwhelmed? Every wonder how to start getting organized? It is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are 6 simple steps you can do today that will help you with organizing your home fast. It is not as hard as you might think to have an organized home. You just need to know how to go about it the right way. What follows here are 6 steps you can do today that will help you get your home organized. What you will find is that if you are going to have an organized home it will require 3 things:

  • There needs to be a catalyst-someone or something that starts the ball rolling. That person is you and by following these 6 steps you will be the person that sets everything in motion. Good for you!
  • There will need to be behavior changes with your family members. There is a good chance your house is filled with clutter because people do not put items in places where they belong when finished using them.
  • Finally, you will need to have a place for everything to be put when not in use. There are many tools and even pieces of furniture that can be used in your home that will help with decluttering and organizing.

Step 1

Get a pad of paper and pen and walk through each room of your home and write down what you see. Identify the areas of clutter and the objects that are making the mess. It is important not to be overwhelmed. You are going to take this step by step and you can do it. Try doing this systematically. Start with walking in the entrance of your home and then take each room one at a time. For example, here is what you might see in your home entry way: shoes, unopened newspapers, mail and circulars that are left at your door, keys, pet toys, coats, sweaters and more.

Step 2

After you have gone through your home and written down everything that is cluttering up each room, here is what you do. Now write down what can be done to eliminate this clutter. There is very likely a tool or piece of furniture that can provide a place for many items to be placed when not in use. For example, a wonderful tool for organizing shoes is a shoe storage bench. These are pieces of furniture often found in the entry way of a home where shoes can be placed. Shoes can often be the source of much clutter in the home and a furniture item like this can greatly help with organization, plus they look very attractive.

There are many tools like this that can help you organize and provide a storage place for items that are cluttering up your home. As you write down what needs to be done to eliminate the clutter, identify if there is a tool to place the items in or if it is simply a behavior change that is needed. In many cases it may requires members of your family to begin changing their lazy ways.

Step 3

Now it is time to get the tools you will need that will become home for all the items cluttering up your home. You may already have many of these in and around your home. What you want to do is decide where everything should be put when not in use.

Step 4

Once you have a place for everything it is time to begin the process of cleaning up and getting organized. Take each room one at a time. The idea is to do something with each item. You only have two choices: put it in a place for storage or throw it away.

Step 5

Have a meeting with your family. Gather all family members together and talk about what each person needs to do to help keep the house more organized. Everyone must agree to participate.

Step 6

Recognize that change does not come easy. It is a step by step process. Look at little successes and feel good about them. If there is a set back with family members not cooperating, talk to them again until the new sense or organization become a habit.