Focusing on 3 tips to organizing your home, is a great start to creating lifelong habits that will make your home feel like the sanctuary it was always meant to be. Most of us are not born with an “organizing gene”. It’s something we have to cultivate over time. Doing so will net positive results that will help bring peace and serenity to your living space.
Here are the essential habits on how to organize your home:
Give Everything a Home
Keeping your home organized means keeping things in their proper place. Storing things properly and labeling is a great way to begin developing order in your home.
Make easy-to-access storage spaces for things you use all the time, and don’t allow your storage spaces to become cluttered. Be creative about finding places for things. As a side note, I recommend to NEVER label a storage space or container as “miscellaneous!”
An easy start is to choose one place in your home that you can re-organize. If there are scattered items, then group them together. Once you’ve sorted everything, find or make a “home” for similar items, label the “homes,” and put them in their proper places. For example, a cup holder for your pens and pencils should go in an easily accessible place, but the rarely used craft materials can be stored out of sight.
Find time each week to organize. Highly organized homeowners make sure they find time every week or more to organize their things. Stuff does not stay organized on its own; it needs to be reorganized continuously and consistently.
You can turn this idea into an action step by finding a time on your calendar to organize and make sure you keep that appointment with yourself weekly. This may be the most important tip I share!
Keep Only What You Need
More stuff means more clutter. People who have organized homes keep only what they need and what they really want. Having fewer things also means that you enjoy those things more and feel better about using everything you own, rather than letting half of what you own collect dust.
Have you ever felt like you don’t have the space to keep all the stuff you own? Instead of renting a storage unit or buying a larger home, get rid of some things. You can donate to thrift stores, sell on Craigslist or Facebook, or hold a garage sale. You’ll definitely want to know where your local recycling center is as well.
You can begin by choosing one space in your home to purge. Go through shelves, drawers, and boxes. Everything you find that you don’t need, set aside. Make a pile of things to maybe keep, which you can go through later, and a pile of things to discard now. Then find a way to kick those things out the door immediately.
Building new habits takes time and effort. I hope these 3 simple tips to organizing your home help you begin the process of creating healthy habits that will bring peace, positivity and order into your home life. Helping my clients achieve their real estate dreams is my passion. I would love to begin a conversation with you about anything related to your home! You can contact me here and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook.