How To Be Organized At Home (and STAY organized!)
How To Get Organized and STAY Organized!
Hi, My name is Sara (pronounced Sarah) and I have struggled for some time to become organized and I would love to help others with some of the tips that I found helped me to finally call myself ORGANIZED!
I completely understand how hard it is to find the time to sort through the clutter and organize your home, but trust me once it is done you must make a conscious effort to keep it that way. I found that after a few months that it became habit and it didn't feel like so much of an effort. I will admit that it was (and still is) much harder to get the kids to stay organized, but we are still working on that.
ONE ROOM AT A TIME! - Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!
To get your whole house organised you need to work through one room at a time - this is the process I went through for each and every room in my house. It took me some time, but I made sure that I did AT LEAST one room every week until it was finished.
- EMPTY it right down to the bare bones.
That means get EVERY little thing out of the room.
This is good time to scrub and get in to all of the nooks and crannies.
At the same time a fantastic chance to decorate!
Go through every little thing that you removed of the space and make a decision if you get rid of it or retain it.
My mantra was "Love It" , "Use It" or "LOSE IT"
Unfortunately my husbands mantra is "It might come in handy one day"
Evaluate and sort out your needs
Recognize your own space restrictions. You can not have every little thing in the limited area that you have!
You may want a huge plasma TV but will it really fit in your lounge room?
Exactly what activities will take place in this space? Is it adult or child focused?
Just what kind of storage will most effectively satisfy your requirements?
Keep quality! Get rid of quantity!
Clutter will eventually make you feel so worn out and tired, it will keep you in the past and also distract you from important things!
Everything needs to have a place & everything should stay in its place.
Clutter is simply an extension of what is going on inside you - cluttered home = cluttered life!
I Highly Recommend That You Grab a Copy of This Book
Kathryn Bechen's "Small Space Organizing" is filled with ideas and tips for decorating and organizing rooms, closets and every other area of your home! ”
Just reading this book will help you find the motivation that you will need to finally get rid of things you no longer want or need. ”
Take Time To Declutter
Some More Great Home Organization Ideas From Amazon - Tame the clutter monster and get rid of clutter for good!
Get some inspiration for organizing your home
Nicely Organized - Some ideas and inspirationClick thumbnail to view full-size
Home Organization Videos - Get A Visual On How To Get Organized At Home
There are some great videos listed below, these will help you find the inspiration (and motivation) to get organized .... and .... you guessed it ... stay organized.
Does This Sound Like You? - This Was My Family Not So Long Ago!
In most family environments, the mess piles up for a multitude of reasons. The grownups leave papers and personal things all over the place. The kids clutter with toys, school work, games and books. Unfortunately Inadequate housekeeping habits end up with clean clothes in piles on the sofa, mail is sitting in piles on the kitchen bench and everyone is running around looking for their "stuff".
Mornings are hectic and stressful because everybody is looking for what they need for the day, but of course they can't remember where they left it
My main catchphrase is now ....
"Everything in its place and .... a place for everything"
I have said the word organize in my head so many times
Now it sound odd when I say it .... organize ...