Regular tidying and organizing can keep your home feeling peaceful and productive. Here are small stes to keep your home organized, and save you time and stress.
Store things in a place that makes sense. Drop your keys in a dish by the front door so you won’t waste time looking for them throughout the house. Put anything you need to take with you by the front door- outgoing mail, your briefcase or the library books that need to be returned. Store kids’ school gear near the door to avoid multiple last minute trips through the house to gather gear.
Straighten up as you go. Pick up the newspaper and put in the recycle bin instead of leaving it on the coffee table. Fill the dishwasher after every meal instead of once a day. Put your groceries away rather than leave them on the kitchen table. This makes the kitchen an appealing place to enjoy a meal instead of a constant reminder of chores that need to be done.
Finish one project before starting another. Having too many projects going on at one time is overwhelming.
Tidy your bathroom. Wipe up the sink and vanity top after you shave or wash your face and put your toiletries away. Doing these small things as you go keeps the bathroom cleaner.
Organize your closets. If your closet is filled to capacity, you can’t see what you have. Keep shoes in boxes or shoe racks. Donate any garments that no longer fit or if you haven’t worn them in the past season. Donate items you don’t need or love; someone will be grateful to take them.
File your important documents and papers in a safe place. Birth certificates, passports, marriage license, divorce papers, the deed to your house and the title to your car should be filed in a fireproof lockbox or in a safe deposit box at a bank. Back up important financial information that is on your home computer.
Taking small steps every day to keep organized will help keep your home clutter free and peaceful. Organizing is a process, not a destination. Top Shelf Home Organizing can help you on your journey.