Jobs, kids, dinner, and so much more consume your time every day and easily distract you from keeping your home organized.
As you move into your new home, it can be easy to think this fresh start will keep the home organized and running smoothly. However, more than likely your home will be fashioned after your old one. In just a few months the fresh start will begin to fade.
Here are 5 tips to help you keep your new home organized so your home can keep that fresh, new feel.
As you pack and unpack all of your belongings into boxes and bins, discard anything and everything that shouldn’t stick around in your new home. These are just a few examples of what you shouldn’t keep in your move:
- Broken and unappealing decor
- Games with missing pieces or you simply don’t play anymore
- Electronics and chargers you’ve replaced or no longer use
- Old sports equipment and uniforms
- Complimentary soaps and lotions picked up from hotels and shops
- Any clothing you no longer wear, no longer fits you, or is a duplicate of another piece
- Any kind of entertainment your family no longer uses
- Extra kitchenware that has been hiding in the back of your cabinets
By discarding those items, you will be able to not only pack and move less items to your new home but you will be able to keep the clutter out.
Start out living in your new home with every inch organized. This helps motivate you to continue with the upkeep and to see how your new home can look at its best. This will also give you the opportunity to continue sorting through your belongings and discard items you really don’t need to keep around.
You will want to make sure to organize your home in a way where you will be able to find your belongings easily. Have your family help you with this as they will need to know where everything is located as well.
Keeping your new home organized is a daily, 10-minute occurrence. As you assess your busy schedule, find 10 minutes at the end of the day to pick up objects around your house and do a quick sweep, vacuum, or counter cleaning. This daily ritual will keep you from having to spend hours on the weekend getting your house back in order just to have everything in chaos again the following week.
Waking up to a clean home will give you peace of mind throughout the day as well as an easy start to your active lifestyle. Be sure to be flexible and spend a little more time on the weekends cleaning to make sure everything goes back to its proper place.
Organizing your home, while daunting at first, doesn’t have to be a chore. By heeding these 3 tips you will be able to keep your new home feeling sparkly and new for years to come. Don’t be afraid to change and adjust your organizational habits as your lifestyle changes and make sure to ask for help when needed. Your home is yours and you can keep it from collecting dust and clutter!
This is guest blog post by Meghan Harris.
Meghan Harris works for Optimal Garage Storage Solutions. She enjoys reading, enjoying the outdoors, and playing games with friends.