Home Organization - Getting Rid of Unwanted Clutter
When it comes to home organization, have you ever heard the saying “A place for everything and everything in its place”? It would be a perfect world if we all thought this way. Unfortunately for most of us, this is far from a reality.
Reduce Reuse and Recycle
Sorting Through Clutter:
Decide if the item has Value.
When considering our clutter and what to do with it, we all need to take a good hard look its value. Value is not only its monetary worth but also its sentimental worth. I have noticed that as long as some thing has value, you will not be able to discard it. These items of value need to be kept but limited in numbers.
Set up a filing system for mail.
If you are anything like me, you receive loads of junk mail daily. If you do not shop at the stores that are involved, do not even look at these fliers. Discard them immediately. File bills and important documents immediately and don’t allow them to sit in a pile somewhere.
Re-gift it or give it to a charity.
Many of us have items that aren’t quite our style or don’t fit our décor, or just plain don’t like for one reason or another. This could be anything from clothing, to decorative items, or children’s toys. If it does not have Value then get rid of it by either re gifting it or giving it to a charity.
Set up recycling containers so they are easily accessed.
Having recycling containers at hand can greatly reduce the amount of clutter around any home or office. This can also be useful when it comes to your wardrobe. Twice a year I go through my closet with bag in hand and immediately place the bag of clothes in the trunk of the car. The next time I am in town I drop them off at a recycle bin or charity. The same can be done with everyone’s closet and with kids toys.
Store valued items.
The limited items of value that any family decides to keep will need to be stored properly and efficiently to reduce clutter in the home. It doesn’t hurt to review these items periodically to insure they still hold the same value as when you first placed them there. It could be that you are now OK to part with your great grandfathers books.
Clutter is the enemy of any home. Home organization doesn't mean you have to go buy yet another tote to store things in; it means dealing with the items in question once and for all.
Cleaning is a large part of home organization. Be sure to check out this A-Z cleaning guide, which explains in precise detail how to clean common items in and around the home.
There are huge advantages in being organized. I personally feel more relaxed and less stressed when my home is tidy and not cluttered. The best route for good results is via Easy Housework Tips. Take a look and see for yourself how it is done.
A tidy home allows for more quality time with my family. It really helps to also teach my children about home organization and to pick up after themselves. If everyone in the home picks up after themselves, the home becomes less frantic if plans change quickly; and plans often change quickly in my home!
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