Between the recently passed ghoulish Halloween and then impending jovial Christmas celebrations, maintaining an organised house seems near impossible. Especially, if you have a few rugrats jumping with joy during these festive times. As the year’s end draws closer and the chaos continues to lurk around each corner, things are bound to get a bit messy. Keeping your cool and instilling a few clean habits can make all the difference. Turn your house the right way around with these handy, home-organising tips.
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And, without further ado – here are some tidy tips to keep your home organised:
1. Spring Clean Every Month
Yes, the thought of letting go can be daunting, especially if you are the sentimental type. But, sometimes getting rid of the old will breathe fresh life into your home. And on top of that, it will certainly clear out some space. You can always buy another yoga ball so sell it online second hand if you aren’t using it. If you simply can’t bring yourself to wear those beautiful but unfashionable earrings, then see how much you can get for them. For the philanthropic individuals, don’t be afraid to pass your clothes onto charities that support the less fortunate. Beyond freeing up space in your home, you can go to bed knowing that you’ve helped someone else. Here’s a list of charities that are doing great things.
Additionally, garage sales are another great way to get rid of stuff. You may even clear out enough from your basement to create a whole new activity room.
2. Set Up Clean Up Zone
Kids love to play outdoors and the mud certainly doesn’t bother them. However, it can be a nuisance for you to scrub up after them. But, what is a child to do? They are young and having fun. Rather than restricting their outdoor activities, set up a cleaning zone at the back of your home. Include things like a hose and bucket to wash their feet, a cubby to place their dirty shoes, a big mat to dry off on, and a fresh pair of slippers just inside the door. This will prevent them from trekking in any dirt and save you a world of time and money on cleaning and supplies.
3. Finish Projects That You Start
Clutter is bound to build up, especially if you don’t get things done. If you are the mother of a crafty family then you will surely know how difficult keeping tools and materials in order can be. This is made even more problematic when you do not finish projects. The last thing you need is a nasty nail sticking out of the wall waiting for a painting to be put up. Even more so, complete your projects before taking up a new one and designate a place to keep your materials. This should be in an accessible cupboard or standing drawers. Purchase a few storage containers to separate the items and grab some labels so that you know where to find everything. This will make the job a whole lot easier and tidying up a dream.
4. Clean While Cooking
One of the simplest yet most overlooked tips is cleaning while you cook. Hopefully, the household duties are not entirely your own. But if they are, be sure to clean as you go. This applies to most other home activities but is vitally important in the kitchen. The phrase “it can wait” need not apply to the kitchen’s cleanliness. After all, this is the meal preparation station. Avoid bacteria build up and potential risks by cleaning up more often than not. If you have a partner joining you in the kitchen, the split the load and take turns washing. This will keep things fresh and allow you to each dabble in your culinary creativity.
Our Ultimate Take Home Message
Keeping your home organised does not have to be a difficult or strenuous endeavour. By implementing these 4 easy-to-do tips, you will have a tidier and happier home in no time. Remember to clean up as you go and toss out the old to avoid excess clutter. Now, go on and enjoy a spick and span home.