There are a few key ways to help you get your home in order ahead of all that holiday cooking, entertaining, and shopping—and they don’t even involve organizing products. (Though we have those, too!) Here are 7 easy tips that will have your home organized before you know it.
1. DON’T STORE IT
If you want less stuff, then start asking yourself what you really need to keep around. If you haven’t used something in over 6 months, ask yourself if that item is worth storing and whether or not there is a better alternative? How often do you use an item? Why can’t it be placed somewhere else instead of being stored away?
2. SMALL STEPS LEAD TO BIG RESULTS
Tackling any organization project, no matter how big or small, always starts with taking one small step at a time.
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Start by making a list of everything that needs to be organized first, prioritizing each task accordingly, and setting realistic deadlines/deadlines goals.
Don’t try to tackle everything at once; take steps slowly so you don’t become overwhelmed.
3. BIN YOUR DISTRACTIONS
To stay on track when cleaning out drawers and closets, put away any magazines or gadgets that might distract you from getting your job done quickly and effectively!
No more Facebook or Twitter breaks during housework hours.
4. SHOP AROUND FOR THE BEST DEALS
At times, especially during the festive seasons, stores put almost everything on promotin. That would be a great time to look online or go local and find some items at discounted prices.
5. GET FAMILY & FRIENDS INVOLVED
Cleaning your entire house from top to bottom is rarely fun work, but getting family and friends involved gives it meaning.
Not only does it make light work of big projects, but putting together teams also promotes family bonding and relationships.
Even if you aren’t sure where to begin with helping your loved ones get organized, simply offering advice can be helpful.
6. DON’T BUY UNNECESSARY PRODUCTS
Some organization tools and decor accessories are just a waste of money. Before buying anything, ask yourself whether or not you truly need to buy that certain product to be able to maintain your space.
This applies especially to containers and baskets meant for organizing. Many things are cheaper, reusable alternatives or trash bags with zip ties that can be made into storage cubes!
7. TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR ORGANIZED SPACE
Once you’ve finished a project, have a professional photographer take photos of your home and its new organization.
By recording your progress, you’ll be more likely to stick with keeping it organized!
You can also share these pictures with family and friends to get them motivated to organize their homes, too.