5 Ways to Organise Your Home And Feel More In Control

5 Ways to Organise Your Home And Feel More In Control

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Creating an organised home is a process, not a one-time event. It’s something that you have to work at consistently to continue seeing results. If you’re struggling with keeping your home organised, here are some simple ways to take control and feel more in control of your space. Keeping your home organised doesn’t have to be a daily struggle — especially if you follow these five easy tips for keeping things under control. 

Commit to decluttering

There is no point in trying to organise and tidy up a cluttered home. While some people enjoy decluttering to relax, others want to avoid it at all costs. If you are someone who dreads cleaning out their closets and drawers, you need to take a different approach and make a commitment to decluttering your home regularly. Set a schedule and stick to it so that you can make this a regular part of your routine and get it out of the way as quickly as possible. You can also enlist the help of friends and family members to declutter a particular area of your home that you can’t reach on your own. While you certainly don’t want to do this every day, it’s a good idea to declutter at least once a week. Some prefer to do it every two weeks or monthly — whatever works best for you.

Use organisation apps

Several apps can help you keep your home tidy, including those designed to help you declutter. If you are looking for a simple way to get your house in order and stay that way, an app might be the perfect solution. Try one of the following to help you declutter and organise your home.

  • Declutter Boss
  • FlyLady
  • Habitica
  • Tody
  • Homezada

Move infrequently used items to a storage unit.

If you have a large amount of stuff you don’t use regularly, move it to a storage unit rather than trying to keep it in your house. This is especially true if you have a limited amount of space. If you hate having to walk around all the stuff you don’t use regularly; it’s worth considering a storage unit. The good news is that you can rent a storage unit on a short-term basis. Think of seasonal items, old baby clothing, toys and equipment, gardening tools when out of season, etc. Look at storage website prices to get the best deals in your area.

Create a “home” for everything

If you have items you regularly use, such as cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils and so on, consider creating a special place in your home for those items. A small bin on a countertop or a cupboard near the kitchen might be the perfect place for these items. You can also create a home for items you regularly use, such as your car keys, phone, wallet, etc. If you have a designated place for these items, you can avoid them becoming misplaced. If you have to hunt for your things every day, it can be frustrating and take time away from other activities on your to-do list. So make sure you designate homes for everything and commit to ensuring you use these spaces.

Have a “clear surface” rule

You might have heard the phrase, “a clear surface attracts more clutter”. While that isn’t 100% true, it does make a good deal of sense. If you have a cabinet, countertop or other flat surfaces that are covered with items, it’s going to be challenging to keep your home tidy. If you have items you use regularly, you should have a designated place for those items like those mentioned above. Make sure you clear surfaces regularly to avoid things building up again.

Conclusion

Keeping a tidy, organised house can be challenging, but it can quickly become second nature if you implement the right strategies. 

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