We’ve all come to that point in our lives where our home is just short of complete chaos. You battle to find things; you find yourself becoming more disorganised, and you’re unsure of what to do about it. We’ve all been there, and it can be frustrating to live in a house where nothing is properly organised.
There are, however, some simple and effective steps that can be taken to reduce the disorganised nature of your home, and make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, and to live in a much neater, ordered space.
1. Write Everything Down
This is a powerful tool that most people tend to laugh off because of its simplicity. Finding a notepad, or even using post-its can have a huge impact on how organised you are at home. Write down tasks you want to complete, the groceries you want to buy, holiday and birthday gifts, and important dates.
The more you write down, the less you will need to remember, and the more time you will have to enjoy your favourite series or explore the sports betting NZ has to offer.
2. Make Deadlines
When there’s a chore you need to have done, it’s always easier to put it off for as long as possible, until there comes a time where you need to have it done quickly and you end up berating yourself for not doing it sooner.
Setting deadlines for yourself ensures that you get everything done long before it ends up becoming a problem. Using a calendar is a great way of doing this, allowing you to mark off dates of when you need to have certain activities completed.
3. Remove Clutter Often
While you don’t have to go completely zero-waste, having a system of de-cluttering means removing stuff from your life that would otherwise be a burden. A good way to go about this is by having a “one year’ rule, where, if you haven’t made use of an item within one year of acquiring it, you donate or sell it.
It’s stuff that could be used by someone else, and it allows you to make room for something new, or just to have less things to worry about in general.
4. Delegate Chores
If you’re living with more than one person, delegating tasks between the household is a good way of making sure that everything gets done in a spread-out way, and lessening the burden on yourself.
Having your partner do the dishes while you do the laundry or clean is can help reduce stress and make things get done in a more efficient manner.
5. Find Everything a Home
It’s easy to stuff all of your miscellaneous items into a cupboard and forget about them, but this can cause problems down the line.
Rather get a series of boxes or a set of cupboards, label them as well as you can, and put all the stuff you have lying around in one of their designated boxes.