Clutter Free and Organization: Why You Need It + 5 Steps to an Organized Home
Clutter free and organization tips
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the everyday clutter in your life?
Are you struggling with figuring out where to begin or where to get started when it comes to organizing your home?
Don’t put it off until later…
Usually, people always put off cleaning and organizing their home until later and then consequently it never gets done.
Your reasoning is probably something along the lines of “my life is too busy”. “I don’t have time”.
See how easy it is for you to put organizing off for the mere fact that it’s just going to take up too much time right now?
Of course, we need to keep our priorities in line like eating and sleeping.
Clutter-free and organization means getting your home organized doesn’t actually have to take that much time every day.
Why you need to keep your home clutter free:
And if you’re not inclined to get some cleaning and organizing done in your home soon, well, there will be some very negative effects for you.
A tad bit dramatic, I know…
But did you know that the effects of being disorganized and having a cluttered home is a danger to your health, your life, and is actually a very very real thing?
It is adding stress to your already busy lifestyle.
It completely sucks away all your energy and leaves you exhausted.
OK, so let’s not talk about the negative stuff anymore…
Organizing and getting rid of clutter around your home will give you amazing benefits throughout your day to day activities.
These benefits include:
- More sleep
- Mood booster
- Better relationships
- An easier home management system in place
- No late fees on bills
- Extra space
- More time to do the things you actually love and enjoy!
So as you can see getting organized should not be put on the back burner, this is all very real stuff, mama!
But yes, we all know, it’s still easy to just “do it late”.
It is very easy to just pile things on the counter, toss things in the closet, throw dirty laundry on that chair over there….
It’s too simple to put things down and just ignore it.
But, I mentioned earlier, clutter can be very dangerous.
A 62-year-old woman from Washington was found dead under nearly 6 feet of dishes, boxes, and “clutter” that collapsed right on top of her.
Extremely sad and drastic story.
Imagine this poor woman 30 years earlier. How many days went by where she procrastinated and said: “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
Obviously, I am sure your situation is not as drastic as this woman (I’m hoping). Reality is reality though.
So now that we know the worst that can happen, unless you don’t get things under control right away you just never know what a disorganized house can lead to.
Come to think of it I bet you’re really stressed and a little-frustrated mom.
I know if you’re reading this article you have a real desire to simplify your life at home.
It’s not a lot to ask is it?
And we all know that stress is not a good thing.
Maybe your situation isn’t as much as out of control as that lady’s situation was but you still feel like you need to get your house under control, get things decluttered and in order…
Or you need to get your papers in order because you keep forgetting to pay those bills that are always late?
No big deal, right?
After all, what’s a $10 late fee here and a $35 reactivation fee there?
It really adds up mama…
So why don’t you make the decision today to take a step forward, end clutter in your home and get things organized, before it kills you?
5 Steps to get organized right now:
A PACT: A formal agreement such as one between Nations. That’s the definition according to dictionary.com.
I would like you to have a pact with your clutter. Although this may turn into a battle that you are undoubtedly going to win. It’s a great way to remember the steps when it comes to organization.
Here’s what this looks like and how it actually works:
A = ask
Ask yourself what you want to accomplish out of the room that you’re trying to organize right now.
What are your goals for the room? What do you want the overall outcome to look like in this room after you’re done organizing it?
Really dig deep into what you would like to benefit from this process.
This will help motivate you and get you working towards the final goal.
For example, if you’re going to start organizing your paperwork and bills in your house first. Ask yourself this question: “why do I want to organize this space?”
The answer could simply be “I don’t ever want a late Bill”. Or “I want to find any document in less than 2 minutes.”
Once you’ve asked yourself and answered your question then you can move on to step 2…
P = pile:
So in this step, you’re going to want to pile items by category.
For example, if you’re starting with your closet you’re going to want to pile your shirts in one area and your pants and another.
So now let’s go back to your paperwork.
Start with your file drawer or just grab a pile off of the table if that’s what you’re working with…
Put each piece of paper in the same category.
For instance, all the insurance papers will go together. All your 401k papers go in another pile and all the medical expenses from this year go into another pile and so on…
A = analyze
Then when you’re done categorizing everything in each pile you’re going to go back into every pile of paperwork and pick which ones you want to keep and which ones you can toss. (this is just an example and does not only apply to paperwork)
I like to assign each item to treasure or trash so there’s no in between. There’s no room for “I’m going to decide on this later”.
You need to be stern with your decluttering mission and decide Here and Now what you’re keeping and what you’re tossing…
No in between.
Now the kicker is – the trash isn’t necessarily going to actually go into the trash can.
That step comes next… Remember the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?”
C = cash in!
This is the part where you go through the trash items and break it down even further…
You’re going to decide what can be donated, what can be sold, and what finally is going to the dumpster.
Once that’s done and your all set.
Next step is where you get organized…
T = tidy up!
This is the part where once you got all the trash out of the area you’re going to organize the things that you decided to keep.
So tidy it up and put it back in an organized fashion.
Make sure you keep the items that you use frequently accessible and easy to reach.
So there you go, mama…
Have A-PACT with your clutter today.
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