Being organized is harder than it sounds! When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find the time to get organized.
But the saying is “tidy house, tidy mind.” And getting taking some time to re-organize your house is SO worth it. Read on for ten simple home organization tips to help you achieve a de-cluttered, tidier home.
Top tips to help you be more organized at home
1. De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter
If clutter is starting to take over your home, it’s time to tidy up and put it away. If you don’t want to throw things out, buy some extra shelving units or storage containers to keep the clutter hidden!
2. Wrap up loose cables
If your home is full of charger cables for phones, tablets, laptops and other electrical devices and the mess is starting to stress you out, we have a clever solution. Wrap each one up with a VELCRO® Brand Cable Tie and label each wire so you don’t forget what it’s for!
3. If you haven’t worn it for six months, throw it out
If you refuse to throw out old, unworn clothes just in case you *might* wear them again, this home organization tip is for you. Set yourself a simple rule – if you haven’t worn it in the last six months, it’s time to get rid of it. Yes, you might wear it again. But if you haven’t for the last six months, chances are you probably won’t.
4. Schedule tidying up time once a week
Dedicate one hour each week to home organization and tidying up. It can be quite hard to tidy up as you go along, so it’s important to schedule time to do it. You’ll thank us later!
5. Put things back in their place
There’s no quicker way to create a mess than not putting things back where they came from. So next time you’ve finished using something put it back where it came from and there will be less tidying up to do later.
6. Don’t procrastinate
It’s easy to say “don’t procrastinate”. The hard bit is actually doing it! But if we could give you one useful home organization tip, it would be don’t procrastinate on important home organization tasks like cleaning and tidying up. If it helps, make yourself a timetable of what you need to do when.
7. Use space wisely
There are lots of ways to maximize storage space around the home – and VELCRO® Brand All Purpose Straps are a great way to do it. For example, use a VELCRO® Brand All Purpose Strap to wrap up a garden hose and it’ll take up much less space in your garage.
8. Clear your desk
A messy desk leads to a messy mind; and unfortunately, desks can become a haven for clutter. So clear your desk, make sure you only keep essential items on it and you’ll find you’ll be much more clear-headed and productive when you sit down to work.
And that’s it! We hope these home organization tips help you feel more organized at home! Stay on our blog for even more organization ideas: