Some people are natural born organizers. Other people, well… are not naturally organized at all. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. You can learn organizational skills, and with a little practice, you’ll look like a “natural born” organizer in no time!
Focus On One Room for 15 Minutes
Looking at a big to-do list filled with different organizing projects can be overwhelming. Instead, focus on one room. Once you get the kitchen organized, move on to your closet, and when that’s finished, move on to the next task.
By focusing on one item at a time, your mind will be more focused and it will be a lot easier to accomplish your goals.
Creative Storage Solutions
Many people are “unorganized” simply because they lack storage space! If this sounds like your house, invest in some creative storage solutions. Many ottomans are actually chests that people can store items in.
Be on the lookout for cute boxes, containers, shelves, and so forth. You’ll be able to display them around the home, and they’ll also double as containers for all your stuff!
Get The Family Involved
Once a week, schedule a family cleaning day. You can assign a different room to each family member or request that each family member find all of their belongings that are misplaced throughout the house and put them back where they belong. The work will get done a lot quicker when everyone pitches in.
Go With The Flow
If you have a hard time keeping things organized, you may be working against the flow of your home. Let’s take the kitchen for example: The cupboards that are closest to your sink area will be a natural place for storing plates, cups, and bowls. The cupboards nearest to your stove should contain spices, oils, and other cooking essentials. This way, you’re not running back and forth against the natural order of your kitchen.
Stay A Step Ahead Of Schedule
The morning rush is hectic enough, all by itself. Keep things speeding along by doing what you can the night before. This includes getting the kids’ school clothes out, organizing their backpacks and placing them by the door, making lunches, and so forth.
Keep that momentum all day by always being on the look-out for little things you can do to stay ahead of schedule.
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