So everywhere you look in your home there is just stuff, stuff, and more stuff and you just can’t seem to get passed that overwhelming feeling of how unsightly it all looks. Nobody really likes clutter and being able to reduce or omit clutter in your home is as simple as 1,2,3. In order to take away clutter and give your home that clean, organized look that we all set out to accomplish there are a few simple organizational techniques that you can perform to give your home a clutter free makeover.
One of the easiest home organization tips to start off with is simply to re-evaluate those items that are absolutely necessary in each room of your home. Begin in one room and determine what items are gathered in the room that are truly not needed on a daily basis and can be easily stored away. Purchase some inexpensive storage boxes that fit nicely under the bed. Take all the items that you do not need daily and store them neatly in these storage boxes. Mark the boxes accordingly with their contents and then slide them neatly away under your bed, completely out of sight and lo and behold, your clutter is gone. Follow this same simple technique in each room of your house and see how much more space you create and how much clutter is removed. By storing items under your bed in these practical boxes they remain easily accessible for when you find the need to retrieve them. You can also perform this same simple technique in your bathrooms by taking those items again not needed daily and put them into smaller storage boxes that can be neatly arranged in your bathroom or linen closet.
Many people have the tendency of just dropping things anywhere when they are done using them which absolutely creates a very messy and cluttered look in the home. Train yourself to take that one single moment to put things immediately back into their proper places rather than just leave them hanging around and say I’ll put it away later. When we are of this mindset there is a tendency for abundant misplaced items to accumulate throughout the house and again we find ourselves looking at stuff, stuff, and more stuff. It only takes a moment to put something away in its place and by doing so you end up saving time and energy of having to clean it all up at a later time.
If you have accumulated papers, documents, and magazines on counter tops or elsewhere creating an additional messy cluttered look, it is useful to purchase file folders and a small filing cabinet to easily organize all these miscellaneous documents and file them away in a single area for easy access when needed. Create a series of simple folders with identifying labels, and once you have completed these file folders you can then file them away alphabetically into your new file cabinet. This certainly takes away that cluttered look on the counters and tabletops and saves you time and allows you to find a document quickly rather than having to sift through piles and piles of accumulated papers.
If you have excessive clutter in your closets, perhaps too many clothes jammed in together and too many shoes all over the floor, you can purchase a hanging shoe storage bag and arrange your shoes neatly in the individual compartments and hang the bag in the corner of the closet. In addition, go through your clothes and remove those seasonal clothes attire that are not going to be worn at present and again fold them neatly into storage boxes, label them accordingly, and store them either neatly under the bed or perhaps downstairs in a basement area. Keeping only those clothes for the current season on hand eliminates the jammed cluttered look in your closet and actually makes it much easier to select your outfit for each day.
Implementing these simple 1,2,3 organizational techniques will take away that overwhelming and stressed feeling of having to look at and deal with unnecessary clutter and unsightly messes in your home and will definitely reduce your stress and save you time which ultimately will afford you more quality time with your family.