It is quite clear that the sense of isolation has led us down a path of organizational apathy during these recent years. It’s OK. You are not alone. It is time for the new year and a new you. Walk with us as we go room by room, space by space, task by task to help you figure out how to get organized at home fast.
Why Use Checklists?
Checklists keep you focused. Checklists are flexible and amendable as new tasks are discovered. Checklists give you a sense of accomplishment as each task is ticked off and are a thrill when an entire checklist has been completed.
Room By Room
The first task for how to get your whole house organized is to create your checklists. If you are a real techy, you can use home organization apps, but the easiest way is just to grab some scratch paper (less for you to recycle later!) and start roaming your rooms. Figure out how to tackle that mud room. Create your dream design for organizing your craft room.
Step by Step
Room organization comes in three main stages:
Pull it all out
Clean it all up
Put it all away
Pull It All Out
Start your sorting process as you remove things from shelves, cupboards, and floor spaces. Decide:
What gets donated or given away
What gets stored elsewhere
What gets tossed
Clean It All Up
Wipe down all room surfaces and clean or launder everything going back into it. You will have a clean slate that will leave you breathing a sigh of relief.
Put It All Away
Create a storage and reshelving plan that considers what is used often and what is used seasonally. What should be at your fingertips, and what can be placed in a high cupboard that requires a stepstool. The way you store visible items can enhance the room decor.
Your How to Get Organized at Home Checklist
Not ready to make up your own checklist? You can use a general ultimate decluttering checklist, or there are plenty of lists already compiled that you can use as jumping-off points to help you organize your:
Keep It Decluttered
Once you have your clean, breathable space, you want to keep it that way. There are simple steps you can take to maintain your organizational mojo.
Make your bed
Open and sort all mail
Straighten up coffee tables and nightstands
Fold and put away blankets
Do the dishes. At a minimum, rinse and stack them or load them in the dishwasher. Do NOT stack them in the sink.
Process mail and pay bills, then shred what you can and file what you need to save.
Go through fridge and empty items that will not be eaten
Straighten up pantry
Purge papers, magazines, and catalogs
Look at next month’s events calendar and plan ahead
You may want to review and declutter your home annually. If you are still struggling with letting something go, use the Marie Kondo method. Hold it in your hands, and if it does not spark joy, it is time to let it go.
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