Do you ever feel that you lack organizational skills, chances are you know the concept, it is just putting things into practice that you need help with! It is simple it is to unlock your home organizational skills.
Having skills that you can use and implement in your home to make your home life less stressful is a blessing to everyone in the home!
It is too easy to dismiss the areas of your home that has systems in place and ones which actually work.
Be proud of these areas and continue with the systems that you find work, don’t worry if they are not perfect. You can tweak them if you want, but why mess with something that works!
If it isn’t perfect don’t panic, if it isn’t the same system as your best friends, again don’t panic. If it works for you and your family then it is fine!
Work Out The Areas That Don’t Work
If you leave those areas of your home that are working alone, it is now time to identify those areas which aren’t working.
Think about what you are looking to happen in this area if it is planning related you need to think/research ways to plan differently. If it is to do with cleaning, then you need to think ways in which you can clean more effectively!
It is more about identifying the areas that are causing you issues and trying to find new ways in which you can tackle these.
Remember the simpler the option, the easier it is to implement and for it to work in your home. Complicated and elaborate systems tend to fail!
If you write down all the areas you need to address, you can tackle these one at a time, knowing that you will look at the next one once you have taken the time to address the first one on the list!
Identify problem areas
- Toys all over the house or just too many
- Paperwork that never seems to get filed
- Clothes that you don’t wear filling up your wardrobe
- Cleaning never seems complete
- Fitting everything into your day seems impossible
- A garden with more weeds than plants
- A dog who only gets walked once per week
By taking the step to just identify the areas that aren’t working, it might be a simple solution to kick-start an area, or, you might need to take more drastic actions for some areas!
Don’t Buy More Storage
Seriously, if you think that you have a lack of storage, first consider having a decluttering session.
It might be there are too many things in your home and all you need is to get rid of some stuff!
If there are too many toys, go through them and get rid of the ones that are broken and any your children no longer want. Reducing toys can actually have a positive impact on your child.
Sometimes we give our children too much stuff and they just don’t know what to do.
Too many clothes to put in your wardrobe, don’t expand your wardrobe just get rid of some clothes!
Make A Plan To Sort Out Clothes
If you have too many clothes in your wardrobe, consider getting rid of the things that you no longer like.
Children grow out of clothes quickly, they don’t need a lot of clothes. It is best to have fewer items that they wear regularly, rather than so many clothes that they never wear!
Set Up Some Rules
It is good to have some house rules, it makes everyone accountable for their actions!
If you want to purchase something new, make it a rule that you have to get rid of an item or two that you already own!
Set time each week to make sure everyone knows what they need to do the following week, this makes it less stressful if everyone works on the same page!
The Simplest Solution
Often, it is the simplest solution to a situation that will work the best! The more complicated you make something, the chances of that failing are high!
Don’t over complicate a task or your schedule, the easier you can make your life the less stress you will feel!
Therefore, if you want to unlock your organizational skills, it is about looking at what is working and assessing what doesn’t work! Don’t rush out and buy more stuff, you need to work out the best systems for you and your family and buying more items isn’t going to solve these problems!
Looking for more organization tips? 12 Simple Things Organized Homes Have In Common is a great place to start!