No one likes a messy living area, let alone a bedroom. Every corner of your home has to be clean, tidy, and well-organized. This is not just a reflection of your physical manners but your mental and emotional organization and balance as well. When you are confused and messy as a person, it shows from your outer manners and ways of living which reflect that lack of organization as well.
But some people struggle to keep their place organized despite wanting to do so. They try hard to keep things at their place but they can’t manage their things for more than a few days after cleaning. This is because they don’t know the basic organizing tips and tricks which make your job a lot easier than it appears to be. Here are some of the tips to keep your homes stuff organized impressively:
- Learn to declutter before learning to organize
People think organizing is just about keeping things at particular places and not moving them. This is not how you organize. The basic step is to learn to declutter the unnecessary stuff before organizing it in its place. For instance, you might want to organize your study table but if you don’t discard the unnecessary stuff from the drawers and the top, it will just be a messy setting that will not last for long.
- Less stuff is easier to manage
A minimalist approach is what makes your life easier when it comes to organizing home décor stuff. Buying unnecessary stuff just because you can afford it not only is a waste of money but a headache when it comes to managing that stuff. Experts suggest buying less stuff, only which is necessary, if you struggle to keep your things organized because more stuff will only lead to throwing things into the boxes and shelves without any purpose or actual usage.
- Weigh and measure everything
While decluttering and then putting things back in an organized way, weigh and measure the sizes. This is will help you decide where to put what things without giving a messy look. Measuring is also good while packing things up while moving and this is the basic technique of keeping the things safe in the boxes/ shelves/ drawers, etc.
- Focus on the accessibility, not the look
Being too inspired by the Instagram photos of the organized stuff can lead to confusion as to the spatial capacity, area, length, width, etc., which is different from those places. Therefore, always see what you need the most and how frequently rather than how it will look at a particular place. For instance, if that big pretty vase seems to be blocking the whole look of your tiny living room, remove it even if the same one looked awesome in someone else’s living room. Similarly, if you don’t require that pretty tea set resting on the kitchen counter every day, keep it inside. In the same way, don’t store everyday-use items in an inconvenient place which makes it difficult for you to pick them up.
- Don’t dump things mindlessly
When you finally plan to organize, don’t just dump everything at once out on the floors. This will take you longer to do the cleaning and organizing job. Take one room a day, maybe, and see things go. Your organizing skills will be gradually honed every day with a new set of things. Be patient with this and it works as a therapy!
- Label it
Labeling is a good way of making things easier to find. For instance, you can label the spice jar with their names for the kids to read them instead of throwing every jar out to check them. Also, the stuff in kids’ rooms can be labeled so that they should know which thing belongs to who without having that sibling fight every time someone loses a sock!
- Keep regular intervals between every organizing session
Make sure to not allow too much time between the cleaning sessions as it will again make your spaces cluttered with unnecessary stuff. Ideally, a monthly cleaning session would be enough to maintain a tidy and organize home space.
Cleaning and organizing is an art that needs to be learned gradually. One can always seek help from others’ experiences and guidance if it is difficult for them to manage. Despite every reason, there must never be an excuse for not cleaning or organizing your stuff and home as it is the reflection of your personality and balanced life.