It’s as if we are all so busy that we just can’t hop off the proverbial wheel long enough to take the time to take care of our homes. Creating a routine and seasonal system makes the task of tidying up, decluttering, and organizing our homes much less daunting and time consuming.
Organizing our things is important. It is helpful to know where things are stored and how to easily access them. But let’s be honest with ourselves, organizing is always only a temporary solution. We organize our things and find new storage solutions today…but are left again tomorrow, doing the exact same thing.
Dealing with clutter is a constant battle for many of us. Clutter can creep up on us, it drains us mentally even if we’re not directly thinking about the clutter, and it wastes our time and money. A binge decluttering session won’t be enough to keep clutter at bay forever; we’ve got to change our mental habits. Here are ten new ways of looking at clutter.
Not everyone can afford to hire a handyman to build extra closet shelves.
White particle board shoe racks and two shelf tables from Target fit nicely on a shelf and create upper storage for blankets, pillows or luggage, while leaving reachable space for purses and supplies. Plastic crates used for files can be turned on their side to create a shelf and storage area below. For those of us on a tight budget a small moving box turned on its side will create a shelf with space beneath.
Organized people save time and money, make more money, and have lower stress and frustration levels. The amount of information available to us continues to grow at a rapid pace, as do the number of demands on our time. The UNpackers gives you the power to decide on what items to take action on, what to keep, and what to toss.
Tips for the Home:
Take your children with you when you go to donate unused items. This helps them learn to part with things.
Look up to identify storage spaces in a room; bare walls and above the cabinets are often underutilized. Also, don’t forget behind the door.
Evaluate whether you want to continue receiving magazines you’re not reading, or consider rotating subscriptions.
Group items together according to how you use them. For instance, keep all ingredients needed for baking together.