One of the things that makes us feel comfortable in our home, feeling relaxed, stress-free and also happier, is having our house clean and tidy. However, achieving this is not easy for everyone. Leading a busy life and not having a good cleaning and organizing routine can make our home a real mess. To combat this problem we can follow a series of routines and tips that will make our home a cozy and pleasant place.
Divide and conquer
You cannot order the house without first establishing some guidelines on how you are going to do it. To do this, we recommend defining what you are going to start with and where you are going to continue. The first step is to organize yourself, for this you must establish categories of all the elements to be ordered.
Avoid ordering by rooms, it is best to categorize by elements, since this way we can unify everything that we have scattered throughout all the rooms and achieve a more precise order. For example, the first day we dedicate to ordering the clothes, the second day to ordering the books, the third day to ordering food, the fourth day the papers, etc.
Write down in a notebook the categories you define and the order in which you are going to dedicate yourself to working in your organization within the home. The usual thing is to start with those categories that give us less work, since this way we will see results soon and it will motivate us to continue with the next category, so that when we reach the most complex, the fact of having finished the previous categories will give us that push we need to finish successfully.
Throw away what you don’t need
Sometimes we have a lot of things in our house that we do not use or that we no longer need, it is even common to find things that are not even useful because they no longer work. We tend to store a lot of “junk” that takes up space to store the really important things.
Whenever we are going to order something, we must put everything on a table and divide it into three groups: a group for what we are going to discard, another group for what we are going to keep and a third group for what we have doubts about whether to keep or not.
Immediately after establishing the three groups we will get rid of what we discard and we will give a second review to the group of things that we doubt whether to stay or not, keeping what we want.
Don’t spend more than a week tidying up your house
When we decide to order our house we must do it in the shortest possible time since this way the chances of success will be greater because we will be more motivated throughout the process. If, on the other hand, we order a part today and leave the rest for several days, this can cause us to delay the task until we even do not complete it.
You must be aware that the days that you are tidying up your house, it will be much more chaotic than before and it will not be really perfect until you finish.
The justification for this happening is that to order each of the categories that were established in the first step, we must empty the cabinets, as well as the drawers where they are going to be stored and clean them thoroughly.
We must avoid leaving things in the drawers or in the cabinets when we are ordering since they will not favor us to store things in a really satisfactory way.
Custom furniture: the allies of order
Having a house with custom furniture will help us a lot to take better advantage of all the corners of the house. Taking advantage of a corner to put a shelf or a shelf will provide us with more storage space. However, we must be careful not to load the spaces too much since they do not help us to get rid of stress and it will not help us to maintain order and cleanliness later. It is much more difficult to clean a shelf loaded with things than one that is not, right?
It is possible to make the most of the space, without loading it, you just have to use a little imagination and if we are not able to achieve it alone, we can always count on the help of a professional decorator.
It is not enough to have a space in which to store things, to have them well organized it is necessary to use compartments that help no element mix with another of another type.
The fact of using compartments will not only give us a more pleasant visual image, but it will also help us to locate things more quickly when we look for them.
How to keep order
Once we have tidied up our house, the job ahead is maintenance. All the effort made to organize the house is useless if after three days everything is going to be upside down again. We must create a routine to maintain order:
The basic rule: always throw away what you don’t need.
Create a routine of order and cleanliness every morning : for this you have to spend some time airing the house, making the bed and clearing the kitchen table, among others. Everything you do in the morning will help make the rest of the day’s tasks much more bearable. In addition, if you maintain the routine each time it will cost you less work to perform these simple tasks.
In the same way that we create a routine in the morning, it is advisable that we create another at night where we will collect everything we can, take out the garbage and prepare the clothes for the next day, as well as the things we need to take to work.
Choose one day a week to clean the house more thoroughly , it is a good idea to choose a day in which there are more family members at home and that way everyone can collaborate. For example, Saturdays can be dedicated to cleaning where each member is in charge of a specific space in the house and in less time than imagined we will have the perfect house.
Put everything in its proper place. Whenever you use something, put it back when you’re done .