1. Organise According to Category
A better method that you can use when you start decluttering your house is to rather focus on a single category, rather than trying to tackle the entire room. For example, don’t only focus on the bedrooms, rather choose clothes as a category, which will mean tidying clothes all over your home.
Once you have tidied the shoe cupboards, laundry room, coats, etc, you can then choose the next category. In this way, you can determine the amount of space needed for newly organised drawers and wardrobes since all the clothes will be tidied in your home.
2. Get the Task Done
Some people believe that the best approach is to tidy little bits throughout the day, but we have found that this approach will make you feel like your tidying tasks never come to an end. You will also get very frustrated when the common issue of finding that the drawer or cupboard that you have just cleaned is messed up again. When you begin clearing up, don’t stop until the work is done completely. In this way, you will start to gain more control of things much faster.
3. Become Ruthless
When decluttering your home, look and every item you are trying to tidy or organise and then ask yourself “Do I really need it?”. Avoid hanging onto items that you don’t really need since they often result in clutter which leads to an unorganised house. If you haven’t used or looked at an item in 6 months, it is time to throw it out.
4. Organisation is Essential
When packing your clothes in wardrobes and drawers, ensure they are positioned in a way that each item can be identified and clearly seen, so you know what you have. Labels can be very handy to display where your pillowcases, towels, or linen are stored, which can also help to save a lot of time. You could even place discreet labels inside your wardrobe or drawers to remind you where your bras, socks, or pants should be going so that things stay neater for longer. You can use candle labels for your artisan candles to give your home interior a classic touch.
Avoid hanging onto newspapers and magazines as it can make your home look untidy and your stashed newspaper will spiral out of control. Take any papers to your recycling bins for your home, so that they can be thrown out regularly. If you have loads of old bills for your household, shred them and then recycle them so that the paperwork doesn’t have a chance to pile up.
6. Compile Lists
Write lists of tasks that you should be doing daily, weekly, or monthly. Keep it in place that is easy to remember so that you are reminded regularly about what you need to do. If you stick with a schedule, it will make it easier to stay on top of things over the long term.
7. Get the Whole Family Involved
Ensuring that the rest of the household members are involved with your new regime to keep things tidy, is key if you want to maintain ongoing success. Make sure your significant other and your kids know where to pack things away once they have been used. Labels are really useful in this regard since it makes cupboards and drawers much easier to keep organised.
8. Organisation and Systems
Develop a system for storage that is simple to manage. Use folders, drawers, or boxes to store items and label these so you are sure about where everything goes. You should ensure that your labels stand out so that it is very clear for everyone in your home to know exactly where everything goes.