Spending more time finding the can opener, a favorite pair of shoes or the most recent electrical bill only means one thing – YOU HAVE A DISORGANIZED HOME! Wasting time just to find things you need for your everyday routine causes a lot of stress when there is a solution to avoid it.
What people fail to realize is that organized homes save them more time, money and lessen their stress. It can be a very fulfilling and satisfying achievement.
If this problem of disorganization is already facing you straight in the eye, you may have to do something to straighten your house and your life as well.
1. Set goals when you are starting to get organized. This is more effective than doing things all at the same time and continuing the next day. Do one area at a time. If you did not finish on time, have a storage place for things you took out from their original place and clear the new space where you plan to put them.
2. Small steps are more fulfilling and easy to accomplish. Do not try to aim big when you are fully aware of your busy schedule. Do things that will likely give you less stress and not really disrupt your everyday schedule.
3. Set a deadline. Clutter starts giving you problems if you keep on storing things for purposes that in the long run are not served anyway. If you want to keep things be sure to set time limits for them and if the reason for keeping them does not come through then do not hesitate to use, give or throw them away.
4. Store items only if they have realistic purposes. Such as in clothes, do not wait for your weight to drop just so you can keep your jeans and other dresses. The chance that this will not happen is high. Having realistic goals will save you more money because you can easily identify what you need and buy those items only.
5. If you are starting to get organized, be sure that you are focused. Do not allow yourself to be distracted. Do things one day at a time.
6. As you go along with your organizing, you will encounter items that you are unsure of - whether to give it away or keep it. What you can do is have separate storage containers for each of the classified items like those you are unsure of, sentimental items given to you that you still want to keep and those that may need to be repaired whenever it is convenient for you to do so.