6 Tips on Organizing Your House
By NW Maids
There’s no better way to organize your home than working on your lifestyle, habit, and tastes.
There’s no such thing as one strategy fits all but there are some tried and tested formulas that everyone can benefit from. These NW Maids Cleaning Services organizing methods can help you in your everyday life.
1. Make it easier to put things away
It might come as a surprise to you but you personally, can make organizing difficult.
What to do?
“Make everything a one-handed operation,” suggests Kate Brown, a certified professional organizer.
Don’t hide your basic essentials, put it in reach at all times, and make their handling easier.
For instance, don’t use a laundry basket with a lid. Instead, use an open bin that you can throw your clothes into from anywhere in the room. Using open containers for items you need on a daily basis creates less chaos for you. It’s recommended to keep things simple and at the most reachable places. This advice is also applicable to garbage cans.
2. Don’t buy new stuff
Don’t go out and buy new things when you are trying to get organized, which is again a huge mistake. Instead of buying new stuff, you should organize and make a place for your new things and evaluate what you really need, and what can be purged.
3. Use drawer organizers
According to an interior decorator Christopher Lowell, author of Seven Layers of Organization
“There isn’t a drawer in your house that should not have container organizers in them.”
This helps you organize better and turn drawers into defined areas for specific things rather than throwing everything into one big space.
4. Find a place for everything in your house
One reason why we clutter up on counters and tables in the home is because they don’t have a place of their own. So make sure everything in your house has a place somewhere. Storing things in the room where they are used increases the chances that they get put away when you are done.
And it’s a best practice to store similar things together. For e.g., store your new toiletries where you put all your bathroom items. For kitchen items, store them in the pantry. If they are general items that you have to use every day, then store them in a place where they are easy to access.
5. Play a clutter cop
The better you are at keeping things outside your home, the less likely you are going to gather a lot of clutter. So ask yourself, yea freebies are nice, but do I really need them? Do I really want this t-shirt when I have plenty of them already, or a free coffee mug, but am I really going to use it? If the answer is no then you are better off without freebies.
6. Adopt a minimalist lifestyle
Adopting a minimalist lifestyle literally makes your life easier and stress-free. You don’t need a lot of things, just enough to survive. Also, it’s good to appreciate your child’s creation but for a little while, you don’t have to keep your child’s pastel drawing even if your child turns 30, However, if your child created something really special for you, you can keep it or even display it in your home.