If you are looking to living a more organized life, then you must ensure that every item in your home has a place to stay. It is their home inside of your home; this is a way to ensure that you don’t have too many items that you can comfortably have in your home. It is also a great way of being able to tidy up a room quickly and easily because you know where everything lives.
It doesn’t matter whether the item is a new pair of shoes or even a book, if there is no room for that item to live, then you have to decide; not buying the item or removing an item from your home. This is a great way to ensure you are not building piles of clutter that you don’t need, leading to living an organized life, more difficult.
I am not talking about labelling every item and corresponding home, whilst I think this sounds perfect it is not everyone’s ideal.
Whilst you might think that this is time-consuming, in the beginning, this is one reason why it is important that you tackle this in small chunks; you can quickly become overwhelmed and in some cases make more chaos than what you started with.
Look at creating homes for items that belong in each room and any items that don’t belong, need to find alternate accommodation in another room of your house or you consider disposing of the item.
By creating homes you are organizing your home; it is important that you are open to change. It is not essential for an item that once belonged in your bedroom moves to a new location, as long as the new location has room for the item, then this transition can work. Often there are times when you try to instil a location for an item but in practice, if this place is unsuitable, in these circumstances it is fine to relocate the item to a more suitable location.
Sometimes it is difficult to imagine our homes feeling organized and perfect, the truth is this isn’t realistic all the time; no one house is perfect, it might meet your current needs but there is often room for improvement wherever you live.
Even the most organized homes will have issues at some point and it is important to remember this and to not get caught up in the wanting the perfect home and not having time for your family because of a constant worry for cleaning and organizing your home.
Having an organized home in the beginning takes time, it can be frustrating at times when you feel like the only one who cares, but your perseverance will pay off in the long-run. Once you have created some form of order, and put in place routines that allow you to function, you will notice there is more time and you don’t have to stay in to keep your home clean, tidy and organized.