We all want to be better organized for the New Year. But where do we even start and how? When you’ve spent all of 2019 walking in the ruts of your bad habits, here are 5 tips to help get you back on track!
1. Pick a Place to Start
You have to start somewhere. Pick a place in your home and branch out from there. It doesn’t matter if you start in your room, the kitchen, garage or bathroom. Once you get moving and start in one room, it will make the process easier to get a foothold and motivation.
2. Look for Wasted Space
We all have empty corners of the closet, under the stairs, by the entryway or in the garage. Wasted space is simply that, an empty space with potential to help you get organized. Tired of shoes piling by the front door. Add a shoe rack and, if needed, a coat rack. It will make your entrance look less cluttered. Add a lazy Susan to that cabinet to help you add more storage and make it less of cluttered mess. The possibilities are endless!
3. Take Advantage of Vertical Space
Are you out of space? Has your floor been piled, your desk full and you don’t want to add furniture? Take advantage of your vertical space. Look at your walls! It is possible to get rid of unwanted clutter without piling it all on shelves. You can tastefully change your storage so that it is aesthetically pleasing and serves a function.
4. CLEAN HOUSE!
If it doesn’t have a purpose, let it go. Get rid of things that you have been hanging onto without a function or need. Look for items at the back of the closet that are creating clutter. Check under your bed, on the bottom shelves and in the corners of your house. Getting rid of items that you aren’t using or cleaning out is a cleansing process to help you start the new year on the right foot. Having a little less is one way to make it easier to get organized and stay that way.
5. Get Rid of Junk Drawers and Areas of Clutter
Adding simple bins, throwing out extra and creating useful space from areas that welcome clutter and chaos, you can help to tame the craziness. Simple solutions make it easy for you and your family to keep up the trend and prevent sliding backwards into disorganization.
Tell Us What You Do?
How do you do your yearly clean-up? Is there a method to your madness? Do you have any suggestions for other readers wanting to get it together? Comment down below what works for you!