Do you want to organize your home? Of course, who doesn’t? An organized home settles the mind and makes you feel clean, comfortable, and productive. The question is how do you do this? The answer is there are several ways to start organizing your home today. There are so many organization and cleaning tips that enable anyone to become more organized.
The tips and tricks you use depend on your resources, amount of disorganization, and effort level. Let’s look at a few tips.
Organize your home Tip #1: Shred, shred, shred. Take time to sift through your papers, documents, and piles of mail. If you have documents you no longer need then recycle them. Be careful, though. If the documents have any personal information on them make sure to shred them. You don’t want identity thieves to snatch your data.
Organize your home Tip #2: Donation, donation, donation. Go through your clothes, technological gadgets, and children’s toys to see if you can get rid of any of the clutter. Do you have a computer monitor that you no longer need? You can donate it to a charity or school. You can even sell items on eBay.
Note that I said computer “monitor”. Be cautious when getting rid of a computer hard drive. Deleting and “frying” the hard drive is not enough. Savvy computer people can still gather personal information from the hard drive. The best way to avoid this is to physically smash the hard drive with a baseball bat or hammer. Then recycle the parts.
Organize your home Tip #3: Storage shelves, organizers, and bins are your new best friend. You can find inexpensive, light plastic shelve, organizers, and bins at places like Walmart, Staples, and Home Depot. These plastic contraptions enable you to organize your paper, clothes, shoes, books, garage tools, you name it! New organization products come on the market every day. Use these innovation tools to your advantage.
Organize your home Tip #4: Technology, technology, technology. Personal computers and home printers have become powerful and less expensive in recent years. You can use financial software programs such as Quicken and Microsoft Money to keep track of your finances. TurboTax is also a great way to do your own taxes.
Your bank may have online banking available. This is a great feature because you can easily check your daily account balance and download your account data into programs such as Quicken or Microsoft Money. Downloading this financial activity will organize your home finances quickly with no extra effort on your part. Use these four tips to get started on organizing your home. If you do you will enjoy less stress and more productivity.
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