You’ve been working hard all week and it’s time to relax. You take a deep breath, put on your favorite song, and get ready for the weekend! But wait – you have more work to do first.
There are clothes scattered across the floor of your bedroom, dishes in the sink that need to be washed, and mountains of papers that need sorting. What should you do?
We’re here with 7 tips to help organize your home so you can enjoy yourself every day of the week!
Table of Contents:
- Create a to-do list of to do jobs in your home
- Keep your work areas clean
- Use storage containers for items that you don’t use daily
- Make sure your clothes are hung up or folded neatly in drawers
- Organize your kitchen so it’s easy to find things when you need them
- Label items in your home that are hard to keep track of
- Get creative with storage solutions
Create a to-do list of to do jobs in your home
To-do lists are a great resource anyone can use to stay organized and on top of every home maintenance task.
Checklists allow you to see everything on your list at a glance and prioritize what needs to be done first.
The first step is to make a list of all the tasks that you need to complete, no matter how big or small.
Then, you need to prioritize tasks according to how urgent they are.
This way, you will be able to prioritize what needs to get done first and work your way down the list.
If something is an emergency, it should go at the top of your checklist so that nothing slips through the cracks.
Keep your work areas clean
Having items strewn around in places where you need to focus and work can create a mental block that will make it hard to focus on anything else, which is why you should keep your work areas clear.
To help tidy up your surfaces, try to limit the items you keep on them to only the essential ones.
Use storage facilities or labels for unessential items so you’re not constantly looking at them while working. This way, you can keep your work zones clean and organized.
Another way to keep unnecessary items off your desk or worksurfaces is to reduce the amount of paper you use. If you can keep your notes and records digitally, you can reduce all the paper waste that may be clogging your surfaces or storage.
It’s important to regularly keep on top of your worksurface tidiness, to make sure it doesn’t build up and make you feel overwhelmed.
Use storage containers for items that you don’t use daily
This point follows on from our previous one about tidiness in your home. Just like worksurfaces, having any large objects in your home that are just gathering dust, can be a visual and mental burden. Items that are not regularly used should be stored away in containers to clear out the space they’re taking up around your home.
It’s important to have some designated storage space for these items so you don’t forget about them or misplace them when you need them next.
Make sure your clothes are hung up or folded neatly in drawers
Your clothes are an important part of your life.
The first place we’d recommend looking at is your closet.
Hanging clothes in a closet creates the perfect storage solution, and you should always hang up clothing so that it’s not sitting in its own wrinkles and creases, which can lead to them becoming damaged quicker.
It’s important to have some designated space for important items so you don’t forget about them or misplace them when you need them next.
Another way to get the most out of your wardrobe space is by folding clothes so they can be tucked neatly away in drawers.
We recommend using storage containers for items that you don’t need on a daily basis and storing them out of sight, which will help keep your work area clean and clear clutter from surfaces.
Organize your kitchen so it’s easy to find things when you need them
Another area of your house that is used on a daily basis is your kitchen. Keeping this essential space clean is vital for your health and well-being.
If you’re tight on space, consider stacking shelves or hanging items from the walls to free up more room for other things. There are many ways that can help turn your kitchen into a lovely place once again!
Organize your kitchen so it’s easy to find things when you need them. Make sure that you know exactly where you keep certain types of items and make sure you always put them back where they came from.
Another way to manage your kitchen space is to keep on top of the dishes by washing them as you cook your meals. While you’re waiting for food to fry on the stove or cook in the oven, fill up your sink and wash up your utensils.
Label items in your home that are hard to keep track of
Whether it’s a remote control, the lid to your Tupperware container or even small items like batteries, label them with a dry-erase marker and stick them in their appropriate spot.
Labeling is an easy way to keep track of things that you need for day-to-day tasks around the house. If you have items that you keep losing either in your home or at work, label them!
When you categorize your items, such as ingredients in yogurt containers and spices on the pantry shelf, it’ll be easier to find them as you cook your meals.
Get creative with storage solutions
One way to get creative with storage solutions is by re-purposing items that you would usually throw out. For example, use old milk crates as shelving for your books or pizza boxes for pantry organization.
Glass jars aregreat to keep and reuse for wide variety of things, including storing dried goods or recyclables.
Old tissue boxes can be used again to store cords or school supplies.
You also need to be creative where you keep storage solutions in your house.
You can use a wall-mount to store things in your kitchen like utensils, pots and pans or broom/mop can free up space on the counter.
Stackable wine glasses are a great way to organize both reds and whites, as well as stemware by shape.
The key is that you need to find storage solutions that work for your lifestyle!