Five Simple Steps to an Organized Home in the New Year
|January is a month full of promise and hope, a month that gives everyone a clean slate and a chance to start over. As holiday lists are swapped for New Year’s resolutions, we all start thinking about how to simplify and organize our lives. That’s why January has officially been named Get Organized Month.|
Do you love the idea of being organized but aren’t sure where to start? We’re here to help! Here are five simple ways to kickstart your resolution to reclaim your time and space in 2023!
Set Realistic Goals
If you’re resolved to get more organized this year, start with setting realistic goals you can actually accomplish in a reasonable amount of time. Pinpoint a few rooms or areas that are causing the most stress for you and focus your efforts there. For example, if your foyer is always a mess of keys and coats, set a goal to get your entryway organized. Or, if you never have enough space to put food away after grocery shopping, resolve to organize your pantry. Write down your goals alongside your other resolutions to narrow your focus and to foster your motivation and excitement.
Break Down Goals Into Tasks
Once you’ve identified a few problem areas in your home and set goals to get them organized, write down manageable tasks for each space. These simple tasks may include:-Empty the space completely -Toss expired, broken, or worn out items-Donate items you no longer need, no longer want, or no longer bring you joy-Relocate items that don’t belong in the space-Contain items in bins or baskets-Assign a home to each itemYou’ll end up with a to-do list for each room or space, and when you’re ready, you’ll know exactly where you need to start!
Make Time to Organize
Just like anything else worth doing, set aside time to accomplish your organizing tasks. Put it into your schedule as you would an appointment and make sure you give the task the time it deserves. And even if you don’t have the ability to finish it all at once, take time each and every day to work on it until it’s done. You’ll build the perseverance, confidence, and peace of mind that comes with having a successfully decluttered space.
The most important part of getting organized is getting started. It may be scary. You might feel overwhelmed. You may not have all the answers or be able to foresee the problems. But you’ve made a plan, you have a to-do list, and you’ve got at least an hour to spare (did you see your screen time report this week?). It’s time to muster the courage and jump in! As Stephen King once said, “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
Create a Home for Everything
Our clients often say things like, “I bet your home is so clean and organized!” but I’m here to let you in on a little secret: we are just like you with families, demanding jobs, and busy lives, so our houses aren’t always picture perfect. The difference is everything we own has a “home” in our house so that when the time comes for cleaning up, everyone knows right where things belong. Labeled bins and baskets make great places to store things, too—they’re the perfect little “homes” for the things you need and love!
For our friends that simply can’t fit organizing into your schedule, we totally get it and we’ve got your back. We’ve expanded our team to book faster appointments with less wait time and more “girl power” to get even the toughest jobs done quickly. Head over to our new and improved website to get more information, meet the team, and request an organizing appointment!