5 Best Ways to Organize Your Home

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010 09:21 AM

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To organize your home is to organize your life. You spend a major part of your day at home doing a number of things and the last thing you want is a cluttered environment. Organized living is a process where you de-clutter your home and make optimum use of the space you have. Organizing tips for your home are the same as they are for anyone else's home! All you need to do is a bit of tweaking to ensure a unique look. Here are five of the best ideas to organize your home:
  1. Identify the problem – To initiate organized living, take a good look at your house, identify the areas that are cluttered, and categorize them under seven broad headings. You can then assign each list to one day of the week. So, by the end of the week, you can restart with the first set. This way, you can ensure an organized living space throughout the week.
  1. Identify reasons for the clutter- Before you start organizing your home, examine the reasons for the clutter. The reasons could be varied — laziness, children, a tight schedule at work, etc. De-clutter your home by tackling all reasons one at a time.
  1. Find easy solutions- Once you identify the problem, you can work on solutions to organize your home accordingly. The best organizing tip for your home is to have a huge basket or corner in every single room in the house. Use it for toys if you have children, or other stuff that you can do without. You could have other unique home organizers like a chalk board in the kitchen or a white board in the pantry to remind you about things-to-do such as getting groceries.
  1. Divide the labor- The amount of clutter is directly proportional to the number of people in the house. So, involving people in organizing your home can be helpful. Making beds, getting groceries, taking the dog for a walk, and managing the children are chores that should be divided between you and your spouse. This way you’ll motivate your kids to organize their lives too.
  1. De-clutter and dispose- A major step to organized living is to de-clutter your home and dispose off old stuff.  If you doubt the usefulness of items, throw them out. The less unwanted stuff that’s lying around, the less time you take to organize your home.
You are now armed with great ideas to organize your home. So, go ahead and become one of the greatest home organizers ever!

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