Most of us are on a quest for better organization. We at Northland Closets and Garage sure are. Keeping your surrounding organized makes life more pleasant and can also save you time and money. Overhauling your entire organizational system can be overwhelming and difficult, but making a few changes in your daily routine can actually bring about better habits and a better way of structuring your entire day. Here are some small but potentially life-changing tips to achieving organizational bliss.
#1 Tackle Your Clutter Monster a Little Bit at a Time
You probably have areas of your home that tend to attract clutter. It might be a custom closet or garage, or it might be somewhere right out in the open, such as on the kitchen island or your coffee table. While the idea of getting the pile under control is an exciting one, it can also seem like too large of a job. Instead, try dedicating 10 or 15 minutes at a time to getting your items put away, thrown away or given away. If you know that you only have to work on it for a few minutes at a time, you might be surprised at how few sessions it takes to eliminate the mess! Make it a habit to do this every day and the result will be a cleaner, tidier home.
#2 In With the New, Out With the Old
If you tend to buy too many items and they are cluttering up your home, make it a new rule that if you buy something new (or used) to bring into your home, you need to get rid of something that you don’t use anymore. This can apply to just about anything: clothing, electronics, DVDs, books and even small kitchen appliances. Not only will this help you avoid making more clutter, but it might end up saving you money, as you may be less likely to buy that piece of wall art if you know you need to say goodbye to one you already have!
#3 Make To-Do Lists
Disorganization often stems from not know exactly what to do with your spare time. If you have five, ten or twenty minutes free, you might spend the time procrastinating, frittering away minutes playing with your phone, or wandering around aimlessly. If you have a list of household organization projects that need to get done, you can refer to it when you find yourself without something to do. When you make your list, include how long you expect a project to take. While you might be able to organize a shelf on your bookcase in 15 minutes, it’s unreasonable to start a major project when you have only a half-hour to spare.
Getting yourself organized is largely a matter of creating good habits. Of course, this is working on the assumption that you already have space for all of your items. If you don’t, investing in a home organization system (whether that’s a custom closet system in your master bedroom, a garage shelving unit or a custom kitchen pantry) will give you a place for everything so you can put everything in its place. If you are in any of our areas of services, click this link to set up a free consultation.