We understand that not everyone has a whole weekend or two they can dedicate to sorting their home. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
For some people, stealing a few minutes after work or once the school run is finished is the best option. That’s why we’ve gathered up these fantastic ideas and simple ways to organize your home after work.
Sort one room at a time
If you’re limited on time, you can’t expect to go from zero-to-wow in one afternoon. Instead, choose one room at a time as your focus point and slowly work your way around the entire house. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with a little bit of dedication.
We also recommend easing your way into a home organization. It’s very easy to get disgruntled if you bite off more than you can chew. Start small by selecting one area of a room or set of drawers to organize and work your way from there.
The following suggestions all fit within this idea.
- Declutter the pantry – throw away items past their best before date
- Organize the medicine cabinet – same as above – toss out products you no longer use
- Sort through clothing drawers – not the entire wardrobe
- Organize your family paperwork – start with just the bills
- Remove seasonal clothing and place it in vacuum seal bags
- Clean your kid’s toys
- Create an electronic filing system for important documents
Designate the time
Do you schedule your workday in advance or just wing it? We think it’s safe to say that you schedule appointments and meetings in advance. Learn to treat your home organization in the same manner by scheduling 15-20 minutes per day into your diary. If you think of this time as non-negotiable, you’re more than likely to accomplish your organizing goals.
Rethink your lifestyle
Another fantastic way to combat clutter and get organized is to reconsider your lifestyle and how you bring clutter into your home.
Are you prone to weekly shopping trips? Maybe you can’t bear to throw away old newspapers or magazines? Do you get attached to clothing items that no longer fit and refuse to let them go?
By reassessing these habits, you can actually save yourself a lot of time and hassle.