While some cannot fathom the idea of living in a mess, there are those who can’t seem to find their way out of it. The simple truth is that order relies on organization, so proper planning can make a difference between a messy home and an immaculately clean one. Here is a brief room by room guide on how to keep your home in check.
When you decide to start organizing your home, you need to set some ground rules. For example, you are allowed to keep whatever item you like based on sentimental value, but sometimes there’s a thin line between keeping a memento and hoarding. In order to keep your home presentable, you need to start discarding items you no longer need. If you do not settle this at the very beginning, no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to have a truly neat home.
One of the first rooms you may want to get in line is your bathroom. Why? Because this is one of the places where it is t most vital that you know everything is in its place. All the medicine should be in the cabinet behind the mirror. Electrical appliances in their wall-holsters away from children and water, while all the rest needs to go to the drawers. Of course, it goes without saying that you should always have a clean towel or two on the rack next to the shower/tub.
Things are even simpler in your kitchen, yet even they require a planned-out approach. Namely, all things that are perishable go straight to the fridge. As for the rest of the items (kitchenware, ingredients and spices) you need to arrange them according to importance. Some things need to be at arm’s length, while others can be placed wherever there is enough room for them. For kitchenware in particular, you might want to use wall rack or hangers, everything else can fit in the drawer. For better organization, you may even want to purchase dividers.
When it comes to the bedroom, you need to exercise discipline. As soon as you get up in the morning, you should make your bed. Sure, it may seem as an arduous chore at that moment, but try doing so every day for only a month and you will start doing so automatically, without even stopping to think about it. Furthermore, everyone has that one chair in their room that they keep piling things on. In order to avoid this from happening, you need to realize that there are only three places where your clothes are allowed: in the closet, on you or in the laundry basket. There should be no middle ground.
Every home has that one place where all the extra stuff goes to. In most households, basements and attics serve this purpose, but garages and sheds are not uncommon as well. Now, when it comes to the quality and reliability of your storage the size and the humidity are the factors that matter. Keep in mind that here, you aim to store stuff you have no room for, but intend to use again, so it is important that they are preserved in the best way possible. If you find that conditions in your storage area are not satisfactory enough, you may want to go with a different solution. One of the options at your disposal is to purchase or rent mobile self storage. In this way, you solve your problem in the most cost-efficient manner.
Now, before we wrap this up, it is important to mention one thing, making your home clean is not a big deal. You set aside just one whole day to do the reorganization (even less with professional help) and there you have it. Unfortunately, if you are not serious about keeping your home this way, you may soon find yourself in the same mess you were in, just few weeks later. Be meticulous in your cleaning efforts. As soon as you are finished with something clean it and put it back where it belongs. It really can be that simple.
November 13, 2016