Do you have a place for everything in your home? Does everything make it’s way back to it’s “home” in a relatively timely manner? Or does the thought of “a place for everything” overwhelm and stress you out? Have you wondered if maybe this is the reason why there is so much clutter in your home?
1. Do you have too much of something? Do you have more clothes than what your closet can hold? Do you have enough pencils to supply a whole school? Think about all that you own. Does anything come to mind that you have too much of? If someone walked into your home, would they find something? Something to think about.
2. Find a home for EVERYTHING. Yes, I mean EVERYTHING. Look around your home. What is sitting aimlessly in a random location? A pile of papers? Books? School supplies? Food? How many items do not have a home? Go through each room and make sure that all those loose items have a permanent home, even if they are being temporarily stored somewhere else.
3. Store each item in the RIGHT place. Not only does each item need a home, but each item needs to be stored in the place it is going to be used. It doesn’t make sense to store canned food in a hallway closet – majority of the time, you forget about it anyways. It doesn’t make sense to store shoes in the kitchen, when it is used for cooking. It is difficult to keep items in their rightful place. Especially because you know what? LIFE HAPPENS. Your home should be an active place. I just encourage you at the end of each day, to do a 10 minute pick up session. It may sound like a lot of time, but it could end up saving you from hours of cleaning at the end of the week.
Simplifying your home by finding a place for everything, is a tangible place to start. You will soon be able to find anything you need because you know exactly where it should be.
FIND A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING.