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5 Quick and Easy Home Organization Tips

Jun 14, 2008
You can get your home organized easily by just taking a few small steps every day. Getting your house organized does not have to be overwhelming. These five home organization tips show you how to get organized in just a few minutes every day. Doing every one of these daily should not take you more than 15 minutes each time.

1. File 10 pieces of paper every day.

Now if more than 10 pieces of paper that have to be filed come into your home every day, you'll need to up this number. One of the biggest challenges in home organization is finding a place for the paper that comes into your home. You would be surprised by what a big difference it makes to take this small step daily. It will help that overflowing "to-be-filed" tray slowly shrink down and help you feel like your home is getting organized.

2. Toss one thing from your kitchen that you do not use.

Your regular everyday trash does not count here. It has to be something that has been hanging around your kitchen for a long time and is something that you know you do not use. I have included this home organization tip as a daily one because the kitchen is one of those places in the home that tends to collect things. Gadgets, spices and that great item that was on sale for such a good deal but is something that your family will never actually eat. If you do not use it or do not like it, toss it out or donate it. It is just hindering you in your home organization journey.

3. Find a permanent home for one thing in your house.

If you're like many people, getting your house organized has seemed like a big job because nothing in your home seems to "live" in one spot. Your kids' toys end up in the living room, kitchen, bedroom and sometimes even in your bed. One of the best ways to get your home organized is by just giving every item in your home a place where it "lives." Every day find a place for an item in your home that is currently homeless. And if you want to keep your home organized, then make sure that everyone in your home knows where that item's home now is.

4. Toss one item of clothing from your closet.

The closet is one of those places that seem to defy all home organization attempts. Often because there is simply too many clothes for the space. The absolute best piece of home organizing advice I can give you here is this: downsize. Every day take one thing from your closet that either no longer fits you or that you know you would not be caught dead in anyway.

5. Organize one drawer or shelf.

For this particular home organization tip, I suggest that you start small. Start off by organizing a small drawer. If you have small drawers in your bathroom, that is a great place to start. Now when you find one shelf or drawer in your home to organize, make sure that you actually organize it. Take everything out, toss what you do not need anymore and put back the things you do need in some sort of orderly fashion that makes sense for you. There will be areas where you will want to rethink how that whole area of your home is organized. Going through the drawers and shelves of that area individually will help you know what you have in that area and will help you get that part of your home organized more easily when you are ready to tackle that project later on.
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