Although you may feel comfortable in a messy, a tidy home has its advantages, even on a psychological level. This will allow you to feel calm and think better.
Cluttering is so much more than just things scattered here and there. This is a “lifestyle” that often causes confusion and tension.
Cluttering is a learned behavior
For some people, being unorganized is an advantage. This is because they do not need to spend hours cleaning. Also, it happens that even in chaos, they can find things much faster.
However, to have a neat house and a well-organized family life, it is always better to put things in their place. This method is very effective.
Your mind needs the order to think better. If you have an office or desktop that is cluttered with documents, folders, and books, you will be distracted much faster. As a result, you will not be focused enough on work.
Of course, clutter is a habit that needs to be changed. It takes time and effort. And yet, you will definitely see good results.
There is nothing better than coming home, where all things are arranged in their places. Or when guests come to you, you won’t have to worry about hiding half of your things in the closet!
The organization takes time. No one can deny it.
However, once you get used to it, you will be able to be more organized in any environment. You will be able to get rid of the feeling of tension and stress.
Tips on how to have a tidy house
Over the next weekend, take a few hours to clean your house and put everything in its place. Of course, then you will need to keep the habit. However, when you see how good everything looks, you will want to make an effort to avoid cluttering.
1. Start with one place
If you want your house to be in perfect condition, you will not be able to clean all your rooms at once.
Start with a specific place, such as the living room. You should start with the room you first see when you return home. (This may be the kitchen, depending on your home).
- Look at what is inappropriate and put it in place.
- Bring things from other rooms, if they are from this one.
- Then you can take care of them when you move on to the next room.
2. Find a specific place for each thing
Just keep kitchen utensils and food in the kitchen, books, and magazines in the library, clothes, and shoes in the closet, etc. You need to determine a specific place for everything to make it easier to find later.
If you need a coat, look for it at the door, not on the couch. This will save a lot of time when you are in a hurry and can’t find what you want.
3. Follow the organizational plan
You can also have a cleaning plan for each room. For example, put all dirty clothes in a drawer and then in the washing machine. Or throw all the garbage in the trash, make the bed, put clean linen in the closet, and put the furniture in place.
If you follow the plan in each room, cleaning will be much easier. Remember, to be more organized, you need a strategy. That way, you won’t be cleaning all weekend.
4. Throw away things you don’t use
These can be old things or those that are not needed for one reason or another.
It’s time to throw them out. You can also repair them or donate them to charity.
The accumulation of things is one of the causes of cluttering. This is because you stack things that do not have a specific place, on the floor, on a chair, or in a corner.
5. Dirty things need to be washed
One of the rules of an organized home is “If you use it, put it in place. Wash what is dirty”. Everyone in the family should do it.
When your house is clean and everything is tidy, maintaining this order can be the most difficult. However, it just depends on changing your habits. You also need to understand the benefits of a tidy home.
6. Use drawers or folders
There are often things you don’t want to throw away or donate because they are very valuable to you. They may be necessary, even if you do not use them often.
It is very good to buy decorated boxes or boxes for reuse for various subjects (for example, devices). That way, you won’t be surrounded by clutter.
Don’t forget to label them so you know what’s in the boxes. Then place them under your bed or on the last shelf of the closet. You can also put them in your garage or on some shelves.
7. Buy new furniture
You may have a problem with cluttering because you don’t have enough furniture to store things.
This does not mean that you have to fill your home with furniture, or the furniture should not be an excuse for you to continue buying things that you do not need.
However, this could solve the problem of cluttering, and you could put everything in a new closet.
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