Each time you change your calendar, you’re resolved to reduce debt, quit smoking, or lose weight. But did you really ever think about spending time on home organizing? Are you tired of looking at all those old boxes filled with clothes you haven’t worn for years or toys that your kids no longer play with?
The new year is the best time to eliminate procrastination and begin with home organizing.
12 Home Organizing Tips For A Better New Year
- Begin With Small Things
Start small. That’s the best way kick off home organizing. Many people make a New Year’s resolution that they would be organized and never misplace any of their things again. But this goal is unrealistic and people who take this on eventually run out of steam well before they see any positive changes. Once that happens, they become frustrated and wind up making much bigger problems than what they had before they started. To avoid all these, you should make resolutions like you’d create and use a list when shopping instead of relying on your memory.
- Use Only One Calendar
Professional organizers suggest that you use only one calendar for your tasks, reminders, and even vacations. You’ll no longer have any excuse for forgetting things. It’s best to have a portable calendar, whether it’s in digital or paper form. Having this on hand all the time will make it easier for you to check your appointments and other important events even when you are on the go.
- Create Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Routines
If you have problems of getting basic household chores and other tasks done in a timely manner, then creating daily, weekly, and monthly routines will surely help.
- Set Realistic Goals
You can do this the night before or in the morning. Write down three of the most important tasks you need to complete for the day. Making this a habit will help you get things done instead of cramming to accomplish important tasks at the end of the day.
- Divide and Conquer
Instead of taking on a big home organizing project, you can divide it into manageable parts. One common misconception is that a room could become an organized area in just a few minutes. Most offices and rooms don’t become disorganized in just one evening but rather over several weeks, months, and even years. So it will take hours and even days to go through the contents of certain space and organize it once again.
- Everything Must Have A Home
All your belongings must have a home. Don’t buy anything new unless you have a good idea where to put them.
- Deal with Your Mail Right Away
Each time you get a piece of mail, make sure to deal with it right away. It’s also a good idea to subscribe online to reduce paper clutter.
- Ask for Help
Ask your loved ones to help you with the household chores. Everybody in the house needs to be involved and must be responsible enough to complete their responsibilities. You can also hire a professional organizer to help you in decluttering and organizing your home.
- Have a Long-Term Commitment
Home organizing goes beyond completing your first major decluttering. It is an ongoing process, which includes returning things to their proper places. Apart from having a long term commitment, you must be flexible with your home organization plans. Things change without notice and that means you have to reevaluate and change your home organizing plans.
- Use Nifty Tools
All types of technology is available to make home organizing simple and easy. You should consider using home organization apps like HomeZada. It lets you make a home inventory, create a calendar for your home organization tasks, home improvement projects, and even track your expenses. You can do all these using a single software.
- Monitor Your Progress
Mark down all the days that you completed a successful home organization project. You’ll become more motivated to finish more tasks when you see how successful your past projects have become.
- Celebrate Your Success
Treat yourself every time you meet your monthly milestones.
How To Keep Your Resolutions
Once you’ve set your objectives to get organized, you need to be disciplined and determined enough to follow through your goals. Think of your resolutions not as punishments but to help you make positive changes to your life.
Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions now and let our professional organizers help you declutter your home.
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