An organised home is a goal we all want to achieve. Sometimes we are able to achieve this goal. While on some days it looks like a distant goal. Home organisation is a continuous process. You have to devote some time to it each day or every alternate day. To make your home organisation routine simpler, here are some actionable tips:
- DEDICATE ONE WEEK TO ONE TASK:
One approach to home organisation is to divide your home organisation routine into weekly tasks. You will work on one particular area of your house each week. You can use a Konmari checklist to help you declutter and what’s more the Konmari method can be achieved on a budget. Here’s an example for how to tackle your home:
Living room including Direct Blinds, sofa’s and your home accessories.
Kitchen including organising food storage and cleaning
Bathroom and Laundry, read How to Save Money on Laundry
Kid’s room, etc.
Then further divide each week’s schedule into days. For example, let’s select week 2 (Kitchen):
Clean the oven, microwave and kitchen counter.
Clean and organise kitchen drawers and cabinets.
Clean your fridge.
Recycle or remove the stuff you no longer need.
Keeping this example in mind, design a weekly home organisation schedule that suits your home. In this way, you will organise every part of your home without feeling overwhelmed.
- KEEP ONE BIG BASKET TO COLLECT THINGS YOU NO LONGER NEED
Keep a basket in one corner of your house. If you come across any item you no longer need, put it in that basket. You can either keep one big basket or if needed, keep separate baskets for clothes, paper and stationery, kitchen products, etc.
At the end of the month or after every two months, check this basket. Discard the things you know no one in the entire family would use. You can also donate some products.
- USE FILES TO ORGANISE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Important documents like electricity bill, mortgages, and other important documents should be properly placed in files. In this way, you won’t have to panic at the last moment.
- USE TRANSPARENT CONTAINERS
Transparent containers and bins make life much easier. So, for storing bulk amount of flour, sugar, rice etc., use transparent containers. In case, you already have containers that are not transparent, then put a label on each container. In this way, you will keep a record of all the basic ingredients in your kitchen pantry. For keeping vegetables, fruits and leftovers in the fridge, use transparent containers. This would help you a lot in the kitchen and fridge organization.
- INVOLVE THE ENTIRE FAMILY IN YOUR HOME ORGANISATION ROUTINE
Make home organisation fun and involve every family member in this work. You can dedicate one day in the entire month or two days each month as home organization day(s). On this day, the goal would be to organise your home. Now, you can dedicate one room to one or two family members. Kids can be asked to clean and organise their rooms. Or you can even ask them to assist you in organising other rooms and areas of the house. Try to make it a fun activity and not a hectic one. Play some music in the background. Collect your cleaning tools and start working as a team. After the work gets finished, celebrate. Maybe go out and enjoy an ice-cream treat. Or order the family favourite pizza and enjoy!
As I said earlier, home organisation is a continuous process. So, don’t think of it as a hectic task. Make it a fun routine for yourself and your family.