When you have a busy family with lots of work and school commitments, keeping the home in shape can often fall down your list of priorities, and even when you are on top of things, it can be a tricky thing to keep the place looking clean and tidy.
One thing that can really help is to organize your home so that., not only does the palace always look good, but it’s easier to maintain your regular list of chores. With that in mind, here are some great organizing tips that busy families may find useful.
Home Organizing Tips – Invest in storage, lots of it
If you do only one thing on this list, make sure it’s this. The more storage you have, the easier it is to hide away all of your clutter and make your home look spotless without very much effort at all. From shoe racks, shoe cabinets, and benches to bookshelves, ottomans, and even storage beds there are so many great storage solutions, many of them hidden, which will make your life easier by ensuring there is a place for everything, and by enhancing your home in their own right, so why would you not make use of them?
You may also want to invest in a label maker. Why? Because if your label every box, drawer, container, and tub, you will not have to root through everything whenever you want to find your nutcracker, jewelry, kids’ lunchboxes, or whatever it is that is eluding you. It will save you bags of time and stop the family coming to you asking where thor X is every five minutes, well it will once they are able to read, anyway!
When you open your mile, file it or recycle this immediately, then you don’t have to worry about forgetting your bulls or losing that important document in the clutter. Make this easier for yourself by keeping a recycling box and a document file in the area where you usually deal with the mail.
Home Organizing Tips – Declutter
It’s obviously much easier to stay organized and keep the place tidy when you have less stuff to worry about, so take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and start paring down your stuff until you’re left with only the things you really need or love. It will be so liberating and your home will be so much calmer and relaxing once it’s done. Although, I’ll be honest and say it can be a nightmare dealing not only with your own but the whole family’s clutter and convincing them to part with their stuff!
Colour code the kids
If you have more than one kids, assigning them each their own color and then purchasing all of their stuff like cups, plates, lunch boxes, and book bags, and even drawers or closets, in that color, will make it easier for you, or them, to find the right things when they need them.
Being totally organized takes time, but by making these small changes, you can definitely be more organized in your own home, even if you are a busy family.