When you are running a busy family home, you can often find that clutter and mess quickly appear. Dealing with mess and clutter and once again making your home functional is important. When a home is more functional and organized, you will find that life will be just that little bit easier. Here are some key pointers you should take on board to succeed with the reorganization.
Organize and Declutter One Room at a Time
No matter how big or small your home may be, you always need to focus on one area or room at a time. It can all become a bit overwhelming if you try tackling several spaces at once. When this happens, you slow yourself down, and you dampen your progress. Starting with those areas that are heavily used (or used daily) is essential. For example, decluttering the kitchen and the living room are spaces that you will want to tackle first. This is because they can then be fully enjoyed.
Focus on Eliminating Excess
Getting a big build-up of belongings, or accumulating access each day is easy to do – especially when you have kids at home. Focusing your energy and efforts on eliminating excess where you can is important. After all, you can have too much contained within the walls of your home. Deciding what you need and want and then looking at the extra stuff that barely gets used or touched will help. When you eliminate excess, you banish unnecessary items from your home, ensuring that all spaces utilized are functional.
As you are getting rid of the excess and now focusing on a more organized space, it is time to take an inventory. Look at everything you have got and make a physical note. Even in the most organized of homes, you can find that you forget about something that you have. So, for example, in the kitchen/dining area, start taking an inventory of all the glassware and crockery you have. Don’t forget the David Mellor silver cutlery; don’t forget all the pots, pans, and crockpots you use. When you take an inventory, you can also see if you have too many items or if you are missing something you may need later down the line.
Utilize Storage Solutions
Reorganizing your home and making it more functional is not a process you can do once. It is something that has to be carried out (or repeated) several times – to ensure maximum results. Each time you reorganize your home, don’t forget to utilize storage solutions wherever possible. When you do this, you ensure that rooms stay tidy and organized. You also make sure you do not harbor anything unwanted.
When you are in the process of reorganizing, you may find it beneficial to change the layout of your home (or of the rooms in your home). As you spend more time in a room, you may find it works better (or functions) with a different layout or setup. Being prepared to make changes and trying out new configurations and layouts may just be beneficial to your organizational efforts.