A cluttered home can easily wreak havoc on your life. It can make mornings more hectic, make you late for important events, and even have a negative impact on your mental health.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to declutter your home and keep it that way without too much effort. To get started, here are ___tips to help you get organized once and for all.
1. Stick to a schedule.
If you’re going through closets or drawers, do them all on the same day so you’re not constantly re-organizing the same things. Designate certain days of the week for certain tasks (laundry on Monday, grocery shopping on Tuesday), and stick with it so you’re not left scrambling later in the week to get things done at the last minute and causing more clutter in your home
2. Don’t make it a chore.
It should be fun, so put on some music, turn on a podcast or just savor the silence!
3. Create “action stations”.
If you’re getting ready to leave for work in the morning, set up an “action station” with everything you need for your commute (keys, wallet, phone). By doing this, you’ll avoid last-minute dashes around the house looking for things and having to stack everything back into place when you return home.
4. Have one spot for coupons and receipts.
This will help ensure they don’t get lost or misplaced. Consider using a coupon organizer or invest in a small basket to keep them all together in your kitchen drawer or pantry.
5. Clear out expired food regularly and restock staples monthly.
Go through your fridge and pantry at least once a month and toss expired foods.
6. Hang a shoe organizer on the back of a door
If you don’t have enough closet space or a roomy shoe rack, try hanging a hanging shoe organizer on the back of the bedroom door or in your entryway closet. You can fit more than just shoes in each pocket too — think socks, accessories, office supplies, and more.