Home organization can be an overwhelming task, especially if you have multiple problems in every area of your home. It could the pile of dishes in the sink. Maybe it’s the pile of cans and cereal boxes in the pantry. Maybe the kids’ school projects are all over the house. Or maybe it’s all of these things. Whatever your challenge or challenges are, there are few simple tips that can help you in your journey to creating an organized home.
1. Take Small Steps
Trying to tackle every room all at once is a recipe for disaster. You’ll likely get a little bit done everywhere but not make significant progress in any area. This can lead to frustration and wanting to give up. It is best to start small and take small steps each day. Try starting with a room or an issue that is not major. If the bathroom is pretty much in order except for the mess in the cabinets, starting by organizing them can be a good first step. Writing down what you need to do in each room can help you figure out what steps you’ll need to take.
2. Break Down The Big Projects
If there are several different areas in one room of your home that need help, break them down into small steps. If you have problems with the cabinets, papers, and dishes piling up in your kitchen, break down each of those areas. If you have 30 cabinets in your kitchen that are in need of organizing, breaking that down into 30 smaller tasks can help make it seem less overwhelming.
3. Schedule The Time For Your Day
Set aside time every day for creating an organized home. Schedule that time into your day like you would an appointment. It does not have to be a big block of time each day, for example I started off with 15 minutes when I started my minimalism journey. Do what you can each day but try to be sure to finish at least one task every day. This is a good habit to get into because the home organization is not a one-time project. It is ongoing.
4. Create Organizing Routines
There are some things with a home organization that will require routines. Mail and papers come into your home every day. You will need to create an organizing routine for them. You will have to decide if you want to immediately open and sort your mail each day or if you want to put it in a specific area and then sort through it once or twice a week. The same thing with your dishes. Do you want to just pile them up in the sink for a day or so and then wash them, or do you want to do it after every meal?
5. Commit To A Timeline
As with many things in life, creating an organized home will not happen unless you make a commitment to it. Get specific with your goals and create a certain timeframe that you are going to commit to getting them done. If you want to get your kitchen organized, commit to what you are going to do every day to make that happen and give yourself a deadline of when you are going to make it happen. The more specific you can get, the more likely it that you will accomplish what you set out to accomplish.