"I'm getting my house organized!" - that is what I hear many people say as January rolls around. What are your goals for the New Year? While many people want to lose weight and earn more money, most people feel that getting their house organized is at the top of the list. Clutter and disorganization can weigh down on your psyche and even affect your physical health.
So getting your house organized should be one of your new year’s resolutions. Getting my house organized was not exactly easy but with a plan I was able to start and implement my plan. So how can you get your house organized? There are many organization techniques you can use.
For example, remove clutter from your home will free up space. You and your family can engage in annual fall and spring cleaning. At both of these times you should go through your closets and find any clothes that you no longer wear or want. You can donate them to charity. Have your children physically try on all their clothes so they know which clothes still fit and which ones you can donate.
If you donate the clothes you can enjoy a tax deduction. You can also take them to a resale shop if you want to earn extra money. This fall and spring cleaning also applies to your kitchen. Go through your food pantry and refrigerator. Look for any food that is out of date. Take all the food out of your pantry and refrigerator so you can clean the shelves.
Getting my house organized meant dealing with the daily clutter. On daily basis you can avoid clutter by having designated storage bins, shelves, and baskets for items. For example, you can have a small basket by the front door or door to the garage in which you place your car keys. You will avoid losing them your keys if you plop them in the basket the minute you walk in the door.
The influx of enormous paper piles was also a challenge in getting my house organized. So, have a basket, filing folder, or shelves for your mail. Don’t just throw it on the floor or on countertops in piles. You might lose an important documents this way. Each day open your mail and respond to bills and correspondence in a timely manner. Don’t let it back up because it can become overwhelming.
Don’t forget about keeping the clothes in your closet organized. If you live in a climate that has a warm summer and cold winter then you know you have “winter” clothes and “summer” clothes. Store the off-season clothes in durable plastic bins in the attic. This will free up space in your closet. You can also store off-season clothes under your bed in plastic bins with wheels.
Getting my house organzied was very rewarding and getting your house organized is an achievable goal. Be consistent and persistent and your house will be clutter free in no time.
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