4 Tips That Will Help You Organize Your Home

Melina Druga is appearing on the mom blog today to share organizing tips.  She even tells how families can get their children involved in household organizing!  The earlier your children start organizing, the better  it will be for the whole family.  The more organization in your child’s life, the better.  Organization helps children perform better in school, not be late for activities and just feel better about themselves.  Doesn’t it feel nice to walk into a clean, organized room vs. an untidy, cluttered room?  Face it, organizing is something that almost everyone needs a little more of in their life!

Yes, You Can Get Organized by Melina Druga

Sometimes it seems like being organized is a genetic trait.  Some of us have it. Some of us don’t.  For those who don’t, being a parent can make you even more disorganized, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

First, discover the cause of your disorganization.  Is it too much clutter?  A lack of pre-planning?  Or is it something else?

Next, make a game plan.

Make a to-do list.  Lists aren’t just for grocery shopping.  Having a to-do list can help make you more organized, too.  Write down everything you need to do on a given day.  Include things like errands, household chores and any appointments you have scheduled.  If you work at home, include things you need to do for work, and if your kids are in school, include any school activities, PTA meetings and the like.  You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as you cross items off your list.

Make realistic goals.  Set goals that are realistic and easily met.  Let’s face it, you won’t be able to eliminate clutter in the entire house in one day, but you should be able to easily manage organizing your closet.  This is especially important if organizing your home or yourself feels like a daunting task and you have no idea where to begin.

Everything in its place.  Sell or give to charity items you no longer use.  The general rule is if you haven’t used something in a year, you probably won’t so it’s best to get rid of it.   For the items you do keep, decide where they should be stored.  There are plenty of great organizational products on the market that you can utilize to organize closets, cupboards, bedrooms, office spaces, basements, attics and garages. Then once you have everything organized, keep it that way.  The best way to do that – put everything back where you found it.

Get the kids involved.  Organized kids toys in bins or on shelves and teach youngsters to put their toys back at the end of the day.  Ask older kids to lend a hand.  They might be able to help you decide what to keep and what to give away or help you determine the best way for storing the items you keep.  Most importantly, you’ll be spending time together.

Once you start to organize, you’ll realize you can do it.  And once you do it long enough, it will become more easy and more like second nature.  Remember, you don’t need a professional organizer.  All you need is to give yourself a push and get the job done.

 

Melina Druga is a freelance writer and editor as well as a blogger.  Her blog P.O.V. is an op-ed piece on current events, celebrities, trends, issues which affect women and issues which affect parents.  She is also the mother of an active toddler.  Melina has many more organizing ideas.  Be sure and drop her a comment or ask her an organizing question, she’d love to help!

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