If you put in a little time and effort, even the messiest house can appear clean for a few days. Despite this, many people have difficulty maintaining their organization. Instead, they get stuck in a cycle that involves getting the house dirty, cleaning it for hours, and then messing it all up again soon after. There are a few basic rules that people who keep their house organized all the time follow. You can keep your Albuquerque home neat without putting too much effort into it.
Store Things Where You Use Them
When you have to walk a long distance after using an item, you will probably just lay it down after you are done with it. Create organizational spaces near items you use frequently instead. A few things to consider are cups for pens by your desk, a tray to hold your remote on the coffee table, and a shoe rack by your door.
Look for Creative Ways to Simplify Your Life
The things that keep us from being completely organized differ from home to home, so we all have one or two things that get in the way. Consider how you can reduce the inconveniences associated with major organization hassles in your life. For example, if you spend hours every Christmas sorting out a garbage bag filled with tangled lights, consider switching to a pre-lit Christmas tree.
Stock Up on Containers
Making a room look organized is as easy as storing bins, boxes, and baskets. In addition to providing a specific place for every object, containers also clear up visual clutter in a room. To make things easy for everyone to find, consider using labels or putting things in clear bins so you can easily see them.
Tidy Up During Wait Time
Over the course of our lives, we spend almost two years waiting around. If you feel like you are always too busy to stay organized, use this time to tidy up. While you wait for the microwave, you can load a few dishes in the dishwasher or clean out a messy bathroom drawer.
Create a System for Paper
Modern homes tend to be messy because of paper. Tossing a stack of mail in a letterbox and ignoring it for weeks is so easy. In the end, drawers, bulletin boards, and boxes tend to be cluttered with random pages no one needs. Creating a system for dealing with this ensures that you deal with the root of this problem. Make it a goal to open mail and discard of all unnecessary items as soon as you get it. Every week or so, sort through the pages you keep and file them away in a box.
Organize for Five Minutes a Day
The final key to avoiding hours spent organizing every few weeks is to break organizing down into tiny, manageable chunks of time. Professional organizer Heidi Goodwin recommends her clients aim to tidy up the house for five minutes every day. This should just be a quick walkthrough where you sort through a stack of bills, straighten throw pillows on the couch, or make your bed.
These helpful tips keep you from having to spend major time completely organizing and tidying up your house regularly. If you want to live in an organized home everyday, all you need to do is keep on top of the mess. Once you get into the habit of being organized, it is far easier to keep it up.
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