I remember how easy it was to let things pile up at home because I was too busy with life to take the time to stop and organize. It is the same story I hear so many others telling me daily that life is just simply too busy. Unfortunately, those same people aren’t satisfied with the disorganization in their homes and they are looking for help. This inspired me to create home organization hacks to help weave into your busy lives.
It’s also important to mention that home organization isn’t just about having a nice home to host others. It’s also about the peace and calm that an organized home can bring to your mental health. Most people don’t consider how their mind reacts when they see a mess or feel like their home is unkempt.
If you are ready to take action against a chaotic living environment, then you will be happy to know there are simple strategies you can implement throughout your week to keep your home organized. It will take a few minutes of your time to complete, but the reward will be worth it.
6 Home Organization Hacks
The following six home organization hacks are designed to jump-start your organizing progress. The organization process is much more than shoving things into a closet or under the bed to keep them out of sight.
Create a Schedule
The best thing you can do for yourself is to create a weekly schedule that dictates your organization for the week. When you have a playbook ready, you know exactly where to start and what to do versus not knowing where to start. This frustration causes frustration, loss of time, and no progress.
Start with a clean slate every Sunday and create a schedule for the week. For example, you can focus on bathrooms on Mondays, the kitchen on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the living room on Wednesdays, and bedrooms on Fridays. Whatever schedule works best for you is the right one. During those days, take time to clean and pick up any messes in those designated spaces. Put things away and get rid of any trash.
If you are starting your home organization with a bunch of clutter, it’s best to focus on those areas to reduce clutter first. This will help you keep those areas organized when you have fewer things taking up space. Go through clutter each day so that it doesn’t have time to pile up, creating more of a mess. Use daily habits to declutter your home.
Invest in Bins
Bins can be miracle workers, especially if you label them with their intended use. Bins can be used anywhere in your home, including the pantry, bathrooms, living room, and even bedrooms. You just need to remember to use the bins for their specific needs instead of cramming items in there with no organization.
Bins can keep things in order and in their rightful place. If you label the bin “pens and paper”, you shouldn’t find snacks and extra toothbrushes in there. Look for ways to incorporate bins in your home. You can find themed bins online or in-stores. Make it feel like part of your home so that you are excited to use them.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Handy
Cleaning supplies should be kept in easy-to-grab spaces for when a quick cleanup needs to happen. Unfortunately, in busy lives, spills can go left on counters or floors if the cleaning items aren’t within grabbing distance. The same thing can go for vacuuming carpets and rugs.
For example, you likely won’t want to trek all the way upstairs to the master bathroom for disinfecting wipes if there is a spill in the kitchen. For many busy individuals, that spill might stay there until they find time later in the day to clean it. This is less likely to happen if the wipes were nearer to the kitchen in the first place. It’s all about simple strategies in home organization hacks.
The worst thing you can do when you are organizing is set up effective strategies and then let them go after a couple of weeks. You have to stay consistent if you want real results. It is the same mindset as if you are trying to lose weight; you can’t just eat healthy for a week, step on the scale to see you’ve lost weight, and then stop eating healthy. Everything would essentially go back to the way they were before.
This same idea applies to home organization. Stay consistent with your strategies. Keep them simple, dedicate time to making them a priority, and keep up with what works.
Hire a Home Organization Professional
If you find you are overwhelmed with home organization hacks and you want to establish real, lifelong change, then it is time for you to hire a home organization professional like me. As a professional organizer, I help people reclaim their space by implementing organizing strategies that are specific to their lifestyle. People who work with me are transformed by my services, which leads them to live a life with less clutter, less stress, and better mental health.
Home Organization Hacks are a Great Start
If your home or office space is causing you any sort of grief, then it is time to start implementing home organization hacks to get started with the change. You can’t wish away the clutter, unfortunately. You do have to take action. Implementing these hacks is a great way to see where improvements can be made in your space.
Once you begin implementing home organization hacks, you will quickly see how productive you feel and how there is less stress in your mind around your home. When you are ready for a complete organizational overhaul, set up your complimentary consultation with me. Let’s make a plan together that calls for planning and action to help you find joy again in your home.