“Sorry about the mess, but we live here.”
The sign’s words are so true—a tidy home can become a cluttered mess in less than 24 hours, simply because you live there!
But before you embrace the mess and buy the sign to mount on your wall, we have some trade secrets to share. The following daily organization tricks will help you keep things neat and clutter-free so you can show it off to whoever drops on by.
Keep items in plain sight
When things are tucked away or buried deep in a drawer or chest, it’s easy to lose track of what we have. To avoid buying duplicates or making a mess trying to find something, store items in an assigned, yeteasily accessible, space.
When you open a drawer or cabinet, have everything laid out in plain sight. This will enable you to keep better inventory of your belongings and prevent future clutter.
Surround yourself with what you love
Throughout the day, take a moment to consciously think about the items you find yourself handling. Are they among your treasured possessions? Would it matter if you tossed them or donated them to charity? If the answer is “no,” then recycle, donate or throw them away so you can start cutting back on clutter a little bit each day.
Put things back as your work
This is an especially helpful technique to use while cooking. As you use each teaspoon, bowl, fork, etc., wash it up and put it back in its rightful home. In the end, you won’t have a sink full of dishes to worry about, and you’ll digest the meal better!
Make time to organize
Set aside a few minutes each day—either in the morning or at night—to clean up. This is a form of organization. Use the time to tidy up areas of your home. Pretty soon you’ll be able to start on bigger de-cluttering projects you’ve been meaning to get to. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just a few weeks.
Hire help for what you don’t like to do
Overwhelmed by the thought of tackling that messy garage, dirty attic or jam-packed basement? Maybe it’s time to bring in reinforcements. Next Step Baltimore can help you with any organization project—no job is too big or too small! Give us a call today to get started.