So you walk into the separate rooms in your house and find they all have one thing in common – they are all cluttered and unorganized with a completely messy and unsightly look and you just can’t take it any longer. Your only goal at this point is to get all the rooms in your home organized allowing you to end the emotional roller coaster you are on and alleviate all the unnecessary stress you carry with you each day. Disorganization and certainly clutter attribute greatly to our personal state of being, especially in our homes and can certainly pile on the stress and anxiety of uncomfortable and unsightly living.
Ways to Organize Your Room
First and foremost, when setting out to unclutter and organize the rooms in your house you have to pretty much do a walk through, taking inventory of all that is present, and determining what is truly needed in open view. More times than not when you have completed your inventory you will find that there are many items scattered about that either are misplaced or simply not needed at all. The key to organizing is to minimize the items that need to be organized. Start in one room and accumulate all the items laid out in the room that are not necessary, perhaps excessive clothing, blankets, and pillows and even toys and hobby accessories. Purchase a selection of inexpensive cardboard storage boxes and neatly stow away all these items that you do not use on a daily basis. Fold items and put them into a storage box, label the box accordingly, and slide it neatly away under the bed, completely out of sight. Do the same with toys, accessories, and miscellaneous items, packing them away within the confines of the boxes, labeling the boxes and tucking them away either under the bed or perhaps neatly stacked in a basement area.
If there are rooms with cluttered dresser tops, then again inventory the items and determine what is needed daily and what is not. With jewelry, for instance, you can purchase a small hanging plastic storage bag with individual compartments and neatly store away your jewelry into the unique compartments and hang this handy little storage bag in your closet with your wardrobe. If perhaps your dresser is cluttered with papers and magazines then invest in a few file folders, sort the papers out and file them away into their own unique folders, label the folders with the contents, and file these neatly organized folders into a small filing cabinet for easy retrieval when necessary.
If your closets are cluttered with mountains of clothes for all seasons and those “must have” fifty pairs of shoes and boots then take some time to remove seasonal clothing that you will not be wearing, fold them away into under the bed storage boxes, label the boxes by season and content and stow away quietly and neatly under your bed. For those endless shoes and boots, simply purchase a large hanging plastic storage bag with compartments and neatly assemble your shoes and boots into the compartments hanging the bag in the rear of your closet once you have finished assembling. Walla – there is easy movement in the closet and absolutely no stumbling over piles of shoes on the closet floor and what a stress free, neat and organized look we have.
Once you have gone through all your rooms and removed all the excess clutter, storing away items that you want to keep and discarding those that have no value, you will probably notice that you have much more space and a softer, more organized look to each room. At this point, you may want to experiment with moving some of your needed furniture about to give the room a completely new look and design which will ultimately make you feel much better about yourself and certainly excited to show off your newly arranged, uncluttered, and completely organized spacious rooms.
In a world so filled with hustle and bustle, fast paces, and not enough hours in a day, it can be easy for some people to resort to dropping things where they are, not putting items back into their proper places, continuously piling items on top of counters, sofas, beds, and chairs, and indeed, after a period of time accumulating so much clutter and disarray that you become overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. Training yourself to put things immediately back into their proper places when you are done with them, throwing out things that are not needed, filing away papers and magazines daily, hanging clothes rather than dropping them on the floor, and priding yourself on the overall clean, organized, and healthy look of your rooms and home will make it easier and even enjoyable to keep that ever present look of a neat and orderly home today and every day.