Cleaning has become a somewhat ordinary task. And if it has not, it should be. After all, we spent most of 2020 in our homes. Maybe isolation or the fact that you have to stay in your space has made you a little anxious and bored. We have done pretty much everything at home since the beginning of quarantine. Even though you are probably used to spending so much time in your room or any other, tiny messes may be flourishing everywhere.
At the beginning it could have been just a bit of clutter here and there, but over time it may have grown and turned into something else. Misplaced items usually find themselves accumulating and even though we may be used to that messy living room, it does not make it right. Imagine if it was much cleaner and straightened out. It would be way more comfortable. Cluttered rooms make it more difficult to unwind.
Main Things to Organize your Home
Some of the things you should keep in mind when you begin your decluttering process. It will be best to keep them in mind before you begin tidying up every room.
Things will get a little messy before they are neat
Organizing your home takes time. It may take hours to deep clean and, in the midst, it is helpful to remember that things will get worse before they get better. You will find amounts of dust you did not think were possible. Push past the discomfort of messes everywhere for the reward: a clean and clutter-free home.
Gather items that are alike and keep them together
As you clear out closets and gather items from under beds or nightstands, you are bound to find things that may be nonsensical. Questions like “where did this come from?” may arise and they are completely okay. Create some order by making piles of things that pair. Bring together shirts and separate a pile of pants and so on. When you’re done, you’ll have a better idea of what you have and what you can get rid of.
Label boxes and containers
After perhaps giving away clothes or things you won’t use to family members or donating them, you can begin with what is left. For the things you do keep, make them easier to find by sorting them into boxes and containers with labels. You can also get folders for important papers lying around on your desks or on the kitchen. Get some blank labels and fill them out with a marker or pen. Labels are an important part of organization that will make finding things you need much simpler.
Before Organizing your House
Trying to keep your home organized? Do you want the process to go as smoothly as possible? You better organize your time as well. Keep a nice schedule on what you have to do, what you are going to buy, and what you are going to donate or give away.
Organizing days and Cleaning days
Create a calendar where you assign specific tasks. Keep in mind that one single task like organizing the pantry can keep you all day so be mindful of what you are going to do first. Spread out the work over days. Don’t get overwhelmed easily by it all.
Get organizers and containers
Remember what we said before about keeping likes together? Well, organizers and containers will make the job effortless. Try getting organizers and containers whose shapes fit well into the shelves you are going to tidy up. Square shapes and rectangular shapes will make better use of the space than round containers. Also, aim for glass or acrylic containers. You will be able to see whatever you have in there at first glance.
Buy cleaning tools and supplies
When you are tidying up or clearing areas, you should have a broom and a mop at hand to clean whatever is left on its way. It’s also good to have paper towels, all-purpose cleaners, disinfectant and others.
The aforementioned organization and cleaning tips are part of the before stage of the cleaning process. These are some helpful tips that will make the process seamless and a bit less stressful. It is even better if you get other people to help you. Maybe even make the calendar a family thing, assigning tasks to everyone on specific days. Things will be running smoothly in no time.
If you were interested in today’s article topic, next week we are going to delve even further into the “After” portion of the cleaning process. In this one we’re going to talk about specific rooms and recommendations we personally have to make everything cozy and comfortable. Make sure to follow us on social media and suggest any topics you would like to read about as well.
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