Organizing a space, especially if you are organizing an entire house, takes a lot of time and effort. But, it can be done, and after you get through the process, you will feel so much better mentally and even physically, too (dust can harbor things like mold spores and more which can spark illness). Struggling with getting started with the process of organizing a room or a house is hard, though. Trust me, I am fully aware of that, which is the point of today’s article! Below, you will find a few of my best ways to get and stay organized. Read through this list and then come up with a game plan for yourself, so that you can feel better in the space that you call home! Check out these tips and if you have anything to add to the list, please let me know in the comments below –
Start in one place
If you are planning to go room by room and organize your entire home, you will want to start with just one space and go from there. You decide which space to start with. You could go with the area that is the most daunting to get it out of the way ad give yourself more motivation to get the other rooms done. Or, you could go with the space that guests most easily see, or the easiest room. Whatever your priority is, get it done first and focus on that one area completely. The reason why so many people fail and give up when trying to organize is because they try to clean up and organize their entire house in one day…and they obviously cannot get it done. When you complete one area, celebrate and then move on to the next. This is a much easier and more effective way to get and stary organized.
Give yourself plenty of time
When you decide that you want to organize one space (or your entire house), make sure that you are giving yourself enough time. This is another common reason when it comes to people failing to actually make a dent in the organization process: they set a goal that doesn’t end up working for them, and they stop the process. Definitely don’t expect the organization process to happen overnight. Depending on the area that you are working on, schedule a couple of hours each day to work on getting the area organized. Also, make sure that you keep in mind that no two rooms are alike. Some rooms will take longer than others and vice versa!
Trash or store what you don’t need
The biggest part when it comes to getting and staying organized is getting rid of things. Make three piles: keep, trash or donate or sell, and store. In your keep pile, you will need to find a place for everything, so make sure that you actually need it (more on this in a minute, though). In your trash or donate or sell pile, you will eventually make three additional piles to go to their final places (a store, a donation center, or the trash can), and then your last pile, will be things that you don’t necessarily need right now, but things that you are not ready to get rid of yet. You will store these things in your storage spaces, or in a storage center. If you are not sure where to start when it comes to storing items, Movin’ can help with short-term or long-term storage, or they can just help you move heavy items up to your attic, or to another home. They do gun safe moving Salt Lake City, residential moving, storage solutions, and more.
Take inventory of what is left
After you’ve gone through and done the first “get rid of all the junk” process, take a look at what remains. Does it belong here? Does it make sense to keep it here? Is there another place where you’ve got more room to keep it, or another area where it would be more easily accessible for its purpose? Do you actually need this item? Think about it long and hard and make sure that you actually need and will use the items that are left. You don’t want to overcrowd your room for no reason at all. When you have a room organized, do one last glance over and make sure that every single thing in that room has a designated spot. This is a sure way to keep everything organized going forward!