Living by yourself means you can make your place as messy as you want without consequences. The only time to straighten up is when you have company coming over. That’s a lot different than living with a family where everyone seems to be equal offender when it comes to creating a mess. Now that the kids are home from school it’s time to get your home organized by putting some of these terrific tips into action:
A great rule to set up for your family is if you take something out, you put it back. If you open something, you close it. If you throw something down, you pick it up. If you make a mess, you clean it up. The best way to enforce these rules is to stop all action until they are carried out. This is where hitting “pause” on the television can become a very effective tool!
Everything Has Its Place
Everything should have a place in your home and that is especially true for what would be considered the “loose” items. For instance, when the family comes home and kicks off their shoes they should be a designated spot for each pair. That can either be in a closet or shoe rack by the door. Keys should go in a bowl by the front door as well so you know where they are at all times. Backpacks should be hung on a rack or taken immediately to the bedroom.
Clean As You Go
Cooking in the kitchen is going to create a mess but that is a manageable mess especially if you adopt the principle of cleaning as you go. That same philosophy can apply to grocery shopping as well. Before you load up the refrigerator with new items, take out all the old stuff that hasn’t held up. Every time you put leftovers in the freezer you should label them with the date. Anything beyond six months should get tossed.
One Power Strip Rules Them All
You should designate one power strip in the house for all your chargeable gadgets. This is where every phone cord should be plugged into. That way there will never be a question of, “Where’s the phone charger?”
Put Baskets to Work
Wicker baskets are a great decorative touch that help with organizing. They work on bathroom shelves, closet shelves and any other open space that you want to contain the clutter. This is where things like magazines, books, hats, towels and other loose items can go. Remember everything has a place.
As you get your home organized you will discover a lot of things that can be tossed out. Everyone can contribute to that list for sure! Once you’ve amassed all that unwanted clutter you’ll want to call Junk King Orange County. These are the junk removal professionals that never met a pile of rubbish they could clear out. They’ll send over a team of movers and a big truck to take care of your junk removal. Getting your home organized starts with a call to Junk King Orange County.