Living in a disorganized mess can make you feel disorganized too. Your home is meant to be a haven from the stress of the outside world, so why not do what you can to make it a more restful place?
Extra stuff stored all around where you can constantly see it detracts from your home being a restful place for you. Remember, an organized home is well on its way to being a place where you can recover from the stress of everyday life, but a chaotic home is not really a very comfortable place to live.
No matter how organized your home may already be, you may find some tips in this article that will help you to become even more efficient at keeping clutter away.
With that in mind, here are some anti-clutter tips for you:
1. Look around and see if you have piles of this and piles of that staring back at you. If you do, put the stuff away or throw it away. If some of it could be useful to others, drop unwanted items off at your local thrift store.
No matter how many square feet are in your home, it will appear to be more spacious if you have less things sitting around taking up space.
2. First of all, you'll need to take a trip to your local stationary or household goods store to purchase appropriate containers to stash the stuff you want to keep. You may also purchase these containers on the internet.
Take the containers home and place excess items in them. Put them in closets of the rooms where these items are usually kept so that they are nearby in case you need to use them.
Invest in colorful containers for your children's rooms, such as plastic crates. Your children's favorite toys, books and other needed items can be stored neatly in these crates. You might also want to purchase shelving units to install in your children's rooms for items your children want to display.
For your home office, you'll find that office trays can be very useful.
3. If you're like the average person, there's an avalanche of junk mail coming into your home on a daily basis. This junk mail can quickly pile up, so don't let it get ahead of you. Instead throw it in the trash right away. You'll need a large waste paper basket near where you sort your mail.
If you're like most people, you have a steady stream of trash coming into your home through your mailbox. You will need a large waste paper basket to throw it whenever it arrives. Be sure not to handle this unwanted mail more than once, but get rid of it right away.
4. Have fun organizing your prized collectibles.
Here's how to begin: walk around the room where your collectibles are displayed and pay attention to how many you have to dust. It's usually more appealing to limit your collectibles to three items on an end table. Have a rotating plan for your collectibles so that they are not all displayed at once. That way, your furniture will actually show instead of being totally covered with stuff. You might be surprised how much easier it will be to dust. You'll also wind up having a place to put things down when you want to do so.
Glass-covered display cases can save you a lot of dusting! They are a wonderful place to put your collectibles since they set them apart in a place of honor. Again, you'll be reducing the amount of time you have to spend dusting each piece over and over and over again.
Research other types of furniture with glass fronts that will also display your valuables as well as save you a lot of time dusting each piece over and over again.
5. If you have not yet purchased all the furniture for your home, consider buying fewer larger pieces instead of filling a room with smaller pieces. This will give your home a more spacious look.
When you are done organizing your home, you will find that it has become a more restful place to be. The time and effort you put into removing the clutter will be well worth it.