How To Keep Your Home Clean And Organized

Now, I get it, Life gets busy, and dedicating hours to organizing your home isn't always realistic. But guess what? You don't need to spend ages on it every day. It's all about finding those small windows of time to tackle a drawer, clear a countertop, or sort through a pile of papers. A routine that keeps things under control without overwhelming you. So, let's start small but impactful. Once you get into the groove of these habits, they become second nature. You won't even think twice about making your bed or tidying up a bit before you head out. Spend a few minutes putting things back where they belong—keys, mail, that book you finished last night. And how about a quick wipe-down of surfaces?

It's all about setting yourself up for success, one small task at a time keeps dust and clutter from taking over. Now, I'm not saying you need to organize your entire house every weekend. A more thorough decluttering every few months keeps things manageable and ensures your space stays enjoyable to live in. Find a routine that works for you. It's not about perfection; it's about finding a balance that fits your life. And hey, if you're feeling a bit lost on where to start, don't worry I'll share some easy home organization tips that'll keep your home fresh and your weekends (mostly) cleaning-free.



Invest in Multipurpose Furniture Items

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Keeping a small space impeccably organized is a stylish challenge. When storage is scarce, it's all about maximizing every inch while keeping things chic and functional. One brilliant solution lies in multipurpose furniture—these pieces not only save space but elevate the functionality of your home. Take storage ottomans - they're not just for resting your feet. These clever pieces double as discreet storage units, perfect for stashing away blankets, books, or even your shoe collection (if that's your thing). Then there are those fold-out tables and desks that seamlessly morph into shelves or workspace, adapting to your practicality needs.

Sleek rolling countertop storage units are “double duty” pieces. They not only provide extra space but also move around as your layout needs evolve and woven baskets for corralling smaller items like magazines, accessories, or even your ever-expanding collection of skincare products for organizing with a touch of natural texture. While these dual-purpose pieces are a godsend for small apartments and rentals, their versatility and aesthetic appeal make them equally desirable in forever homes.


Group Chores Into Categories

When you think about all the tasks waiting for you at home, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Each room has its own set of chores, and keeping track of all the necessary tools and supplies can be a challenge. That's where grouping your chores comes in handy. Here's how it works: Break down your tasks based on the actions and tools needed. For example, under the "decor maintenance" category, you might list things like always rotating decor items such as vases, frames, or sculptures periodically to bring new energy to the space. Apply this method to every area of your home to create a clear, organized system. Here's a quick way to simplify your to-do list for the living room and bedroom.

Living Room

Group tasks such as dusting shelves, cleaning upholstery, and vacuuming carpets and rugs. Including tasks like organizing electronics, dusting TV screens, and tidying up media collections. Tasks like fluffing pillows, rotating decor items, and maintaining indoor plants can be grouped under decor maintenance.


Group tasks such as changing bed sheets, washing pillowcases, and organizing closets. Include tasks like vacuuming floors, dusting furniture, and cleaning windows and mirrors. Tasks like organizing jewelry, folding laundry, and tidying bedside tables can be grouped under personal care.


Conquer The Big Challenge First 

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Are you drowning in excess stuff? It's easy to accumulate more than we need, but as they say, too much stuff leads to clutter. Whether it's finally sorting out that overflowing coat closet, getting the toughest job out of the way first sets a positive tone for the rest of your tasks. If you haven't used something in the past year, chances are you won't miss it. Plus, think of all the space you'll free up for things you actually love and use regularly. Take a good look at what's in your closet. Are there coats you haven't worn in ages? Scarves tangled up in a mess? Maybe even a few surprises hiding in the corners? It's time to be ruthless (but in a friendly way, of course). Now, I know sentimental attachments can be tough to break. If you're struggling, invite a friend over for some moral support and a second opinion. Sometimes, a fresh perspective is all it takes to make those tough decisions. Once you've conquered the big challenge, you might just find yourself itching to tackle the remaining items on your to-do list. It's all about starting strong and gaining momentum—before you know it, your home will be feeling lighter and more organized than ever!


Follow The "One Touch Wonder Approach"

Once you've tackled that overflowing coat closet or any other challenging task, it's time to keep the momentum going with the "one-touch wonder" approach. The "one-touch wonder" approach—it’s all about staying one step ahead of clutter, handling items, or cleaning surfaces shortly after they are used or become cluttered rather than letting them accumulate.
Whether it's wiping down surfaces like your sink or stovetop immediately after use or tidying up after rearranging items such as throws, coasters, and coffee table books. I'm never tempted to leave my coffee table a mess after a movie marathon night. The "One Touch Rule" method prevents small messes from snowballing into bigger cleaning tasks.

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