5 Things To Consider When Organizing Your Home
In the article below, we look at five things you should consider to make organizing your home much easier.
Whether it's because you've recently moved or you simply need a change, organizing your home is always a hefty undertaking. It's difficult to know where to begin and find the motivation to finish the job.
In this guide, we'll go over five things you should consider to make organizing your home much easier.
1. Take Inventory
Don't put any pressure on yourself to get declutter happy on the first day. Instead, simply take inventory of all of your possessions and where you intend for them to go in the space. We even recommend mapping out your home on paper and drafting potential spots where your collections can go. This includes:
- • Towels and cloths
• Multimedia, like CD's, records, and Blu-rays, if applicable
The more you plan where your stuff will go, the less time you'll spend shuffling objects around and experimenting.
2. Commit to Decluttering
During your inventory check, you may realize your home could needs stuff on the walls, shelves, etc. Throwing possessions away is never easy, especially if you've developed an attachment for certain belongings or have a collection of prized items. However, it pays to be ruthless with your decluttering and follow this simple process:
- • Pick up a possession you have and look
hard at it
• If you feel an immediate knee-jerk reaction to giving it away, keep it
• If you're on the fence, throw it away, donate it, or place it with other belongings in storage units
Knowing what you want to keep and what you can get rid of is difficult, but it's a necessary process to avoid disorganized spaces.
3. Start From The Top
Now that you've taken stock of what possessions you want to keep, it's time to start working. You might be wondering where to start. Do you start in the living room, an office, the bedrooms?
Well, to make it easier on yourself when trying to decide which rooms to prioritize, simply start from the top and work your way down. You'll feel more in control of the job and less overwhelmed.
4. Small Steps
Also, we don't recommend attempting this job in a day. Pacing yourself is key. It's important to avoid stress, so if there is a deadline on getting organized, give yourself plenty of time to get the task done.
Block out time during the day to tackle each room while taking breaks in between to avoid burning yourself out.
5. Step Back
After you finish working on a room, take a breath and step back. Sometimes it's difficult to get lost in the small tasks at hand and neglect the big picture while you're organizing.
Taking a break and stepping back allows you to really see the whole picture with a fresh set of eyes. You may see that an idea you had really pays off and encourages you to keep going. Or, you may see that something doesn't work and you can fix it early on before moving onto a different room.
When It Comes Down To It
Organizing your home can't be pinned down to an exact method, as everyone has their own way of decorating and organizing their space. However, when you aren't sure of where to begin, start by focusing on this step-by-step process.
There's no need to put pressure on yourself to declutter right away or accomplish this task in a day. Instead, give yourself plenty of time to evaluate your inventory and make decisions on where you think items should go. You'll be less stressed and more likely to have a home you love.