A few years after moving into a new home, the clutter that accumulates can transform what was once a clean and organized living space into a messy collection of possessions. By using the following tips, you can fight back against clutter before it gets a chance to make its own home within your house.
Make a Place for Everything
Go over the floor plans for your living space and determine where you want things to go. Make sure you allot space for everyday clutter such as important documents and mail. If you have a lot of physical paperwork you need to store, consider used office file cabinets and other pre-owned commercial office equipment. For a fraction of the cost, you can outfit your home office with plenty of storage that mimics the efficiency and hardiness of a professional work station.
Limit Things You Keep
Having a place for everything is only effective if you limit what items you save. Create a process that helps you determine whether you keep something, donate it or discard it. For clothing items, you may want to make a rule where you donate clothing that you haven’t worn for over a year. To help limit how many sentimental items are saved, create a memory box to hold items of nostalgic value that don’t provide any utility. Limit the number of items saved to however many items you can fit into your memory box.
Make Time for Tidying
To help prevent clutter from getting out of control, dedicate at least fifteen minutes every day to tidying up. By implementing daily tidying up routines, you can help avoid big messes from forming that may take days to fix.
Tackling a huge mess can feel like a formidable task during weekends off. By implementing the tips above, you can help avoid mountains of clutter and keep your home organized and tidy.