By Guest Author: Cindy Shaw
Home Organization is more than just clearing clutter and throwing things away. That is a huge part of it. However, to keep your home organized once you are through, you may need to do more. To do all that work just to see the house a mess again a few weeks later would be disheartening. Try a few simple tips to make sure your newly organized home stays that way.
Go through your home, and ask yourself what needs to be done in each particular room or area. Don't just look at the mess, but ask yourself why it stays that way. Right down the reasons for each area. After you have done this, try to think of a way to remedy the problem.
For instance, if your family enters through the garage and there are always shoes, backpacks, coats etc. left laying everywhere, how can you remedy this? One solution may be to put a shoe rack or plastic container right next to the door for the shoes. If space is limited, you could leave it in the garage. Place hooks on the wall for backpacks and coats or use a coat rack. This may be easier and more effective than nagging someone to put their stuff in the coat closet down the hall.
Does outgoing mail, books, movies, etc... clutter your counter tops? Try putting a small table right next to the door specifically for things going out and nothing else. To keep from forgetting lists or appointments, place a small bulletin board above the table to leave notes to be checked before each departure.
These ideas are very simple, but they work. Changing your home to meet your needs may be easier than trying to change years' worth of bad habits. It may take a bit of creativity, but it will be worth it when everything has its place and people actually put it there. It will make your home run more smoothly and efficiently.
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