Keeping a clean and mess-free home is a gift that a lot of people only dream of having. Not everyone was born with this gift, much to our dismay. A lot of us are struggling in keeping our homes orderly and clean that we feel like a clutter-free home is beyond our reach.
Or is it?
Why do you need to organize at home?
People have different reasons and motivations for doing things. It’s no different from getting the house organized. Here are a few reasons why being organized and clutter-free at home is beneficial to a person.
It saves you time, money, and energy
Being organized can be such a time-saver. Knowing where to look for stuff keeps you from turning the entire house upside-down. It saves you from spending unnecessary minutes (or hours) searching which can then be used for other more productive things.
It improves the quality of your rest and relaxation
Have you noticed how spas and zen-inspired places can be relaxing? That’s because they’re kept clean and orderly. They know that one of the secrets to a clear mind is having clean surroundings. Decluttering and organizing can transform your home into a place that’s suitable for rest and relaxation. You can do this by either asking an experienced general contractor to help you remodel and renovate your place or just simply work on improving your organizing and cleaning skills.
It sparks your creativity
Sometimes being organized can bring eureka moments that would not have been possible if your surroundings are messy. A clear mind can help you think a lot more clearly and come up with a lot of ideas that can be creative, artistic, or simply practical.
It makes you feel good about yourself
Doing hard things like cleaning and decluttering a house gives a person a sense of accomplishment that makes him or her feel really good about themselves. It helps build their confidence and self-esteem.
There are several other great reasons for being organized at home. Sometimes all a person needs is the right reason — the right motivation — to get started on a seemingly impossible task.
7 Tips for Messy People to Bring Order to Their Homes
If you’re one of those people who are struggling with the mess and chaos at home, don’t fret. You can do several things that will improve your living conditions. Here are some of them:
1. Utilize bins and baskets
Bins and baskets are great for storing things and keeping your home mess-free. Plastic bins can be labeled accordingly and stashed neatly on shelves in your closet or storage room. Even if you don’t have enough space in your closet for the bins, they can be piled on top of each other in a corner to lessen the eyesore.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more aesthetic, decorative baskets will do the trick for you. You can put books, magazines, and other clutter inside and still make the room prettier.
2. Have a storage set up in your entryway
For people who have the habit of dropping their bags, coats, shoes, and whatnots on the floor or chairs when they get home, perhaps a coat hanger, console table, a small rack, or other storage solutions in your entryway is in order. These can help you avoid placing things randomly all over the house. It will also give you a fixed place for all those things and save you the trouble of looking for your wallet or keys all over the house.
3. Clean out your closets, attic, basement, and garage.
A very effective way of making your home mess-free is to clean up the mess around it. Take time to clean your attic, basement, and garage, even your closet. Chances are, you’ll find junk and other stuff that needs to be thrown out. This allows you to make more room for storage and a place to put some of the things inside your home that are just collecting dust.
Don’t just clean out your attic and garage, go around your home and start decluttering. It might be a bit harder to pull off, especially if you’re a hoarder of some sort but if your goal is to bring order to your home, this is something that you need to do.
5. Downsize your possessions
If you find that decluttering is still not enough, downsizing is another option that you can take. Perhaps you just need to either get rid of stuff you no longer need and refrain from acquiring too many household and personal items. This can help make organizing at home a lot easier.
6. Rearrange your furniture
Sometimes you just need a reason to clean up and declutter. Rearranging the furniture and appliances at home can spur you into a cleaning frenzy.
7. Add display or storage space
When all else fails, additional storage space such as shelves, wall-mounted cabinets, and even more bins can do the trick. For smaller spaces, going vertical with shelves can be such a lifesaver. It might also help if you replace or buy multi-purpose furniture that also serves as storage compartments to keep clutter away.
Getting organized not only improves your home but ultimately, it improves your life. And at this point, we all need the improvement we can get.