Keeping your home organized is an ongoing process and takes work. There are several organizing tips that you can start using today to help keep your home organized, on a daily basis, without the added frustration that clutter can create.
1. Keep your counters and other surfaces cleaned off.
Visual clutter can be frustrating especially if it’s taking over the flat surfaces of your home such as your counters, table, desk, or dresser top. Keeping your surfaces cleaned off helps to alleviate that visual clutter and is less frustrating and stressful for you.
2. Create a home for all of your belongings.
Everything you own should have a permanent home where it belongs. Creating a space for each of your possessions helps to eliminate the clutter.
3. Put things away when you’ve finished with them.
When you have finished with an item, put it away. Leaving things lying around leads to stress and frustration as they start to pile up. Taking the time, when you’re done with an item, to put it away means that you won’t have to worry about dealing with it later.
4. Make the time to clean up the clutter each day.
Taking 10-15 minutes at the end of each day to clean up the clutter around your home will help you to stay on top of it. Make it a part of your daily routine. Taking the time each day helps with having to deal with the clutter all at once.
5. Use labels whenever possible.
Giving everything a permanent home is much easier to maintain if you use labels to mark where items go. You can use labels on shelving, drawers, or on each of your file folders to give them a uniform look.
You can help to keep your home organized by implementing the tips listed above. Utilizing the tips on a daily basis will help to alleviate the added frustration that clutter can create.
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