Most of us will find that our homes become cluttered so quickly with everything we own. Of course, it is fine to have some rooms in our house dedicated to being slightly messy. However, most of us also want to have a clean space to work. It also makes the whole area brighter and clear when there are less physical items in the way.
It can be extremely hard to maintain a clean home when you are working every day and tidying up your home will usually be the last thing on your mind. However, there are some easy things that you can do that take a short amount of time that will help keep your home neat in the long term. Below are some helpful tips to help you easily keep your home organized throughout your busy life.
Put Away What you Take Out
Make this a daily habit of your life. If you can always put away what you take out even if you are only using it for a short time, you can ensure that things will stay put away. Your personal habit can be anything from making sure you wash the dishes in the kitchen right after you use it, putting away the toothpaste in your bathroom, or putting electronics away after you have used them.
Another good rule for this is to make some part of your house deliberately for things where you may not have a place. Depending on your space, it can be as small as one drawer, a small basket, or as large as a whole room. You will see a lot of the time people use their basement, attic, or garage for this as a combination of storage space and also things you do not know where they go. Assigning things will help you mentally give a home for every item you have, but also lets you see the things that you may not want anymore.
Set a Specific Clean Up Time
Depending on your particular needs, this can be a daily, weekly, or even monthly task. However, if you set the same time, you will more likely see yourself do it. Most people do not find cleaning up the most exciting thing to do, and this is where it is important to form a good habit already so that it becomes part of your routine. A good idea is to make a schedule for yourself of something you want to do each day. Pick something small at first but you can slowly build up once you have established your habits.
It is so easy to hold onto things that we find important in our lives, and sometimes our homes are full of items we do not want or need anymore. Do not wait for spring cleaning or when you next move to clean out your house. Try finding something daily, or weekly at first that you can get throw away. See if you can donate any items to a local secondhand store or a charity. When you throw away things, you also give yourself a valid reason to buy something new either replace it or upgrade it. It will also help make your home feel new and upgraded.