Your home is where you usually start and end your day. It is a place that gives you comfort and serves as your haven. However, keeping it clean and organised can be challenging, especially if you lead a busy life. So if you feel like your space is becoming messy, cluttered, and untidy, it is time to take a break from your busy schedule and reorganise your home.
Below are some tips you can follow to reorganise your home:
- Focus on one room at a time. Do not overwhelm yourself by trying to organise and arrange everything at once. You can start by choosing a room or a small corner to get you started. Which room bothers you the most? What area needs revamping? You can even start by decluttering your kitchen cabinets or fitted wardrobe, which you usually use every day. Feel free to start anywhere you want and when a task is completed, celebrate and appreciate your work before moving on to the next one.
- Declutter the space. Once you decide which part of your house you want to organise, go through the contents. You can start by donating your old stuff or holding a garage sale to reduce unnecessary stuff. It is time to say goodbye to things you haven’t used or worn in two years since these trinkets can occupy valuable space in your room or wardrobe.
- Make an inventory. After decluttering, you now have fewer things to organise. Look closely at your stuff and group them according to their use. Does it belong to the bedroom or the study room? Does it make sense to have this much stuff? Assess an item carefully and choose an area or place where you can put it to maximise its use. For instance, you can place the printer you are hiding in the back of your closet in the study room to use it more efficiently and frequently. You’ll also be surprised to find some of your supplies shoved under your bed or deep in your cabinets. Use this opportunity to place them in a more accessible place that can spark your imagination and interest anytime.
- Create a system. Create a system that ensures everything has its place to make it easier for you to maintain the arrangement of your home. First, store items neatly using bins, trays, and containers to make them more visible and accessible and away from wood paneling. If you do not have fancy containers, you can use your creativity to transform old boxes into storage bins. Doing this reduces your clutter and waste, and it is also a good way of giving your home a more personalised touch. Finally, when everything is inside the containers, you can label them to make searching for stuff easier for you and your family.
- If it doesn’t work, change it. There are a lot of pieces of advice and inspiration you can follow, which are all great and work very well with other people. However, some setups are not suitable for your home, lifestyle, and taste. So, do not be afraid to start over and change systems that are not working properly for you. It may be difficult for you to do this, especially if you gave your time, effort, and money to set up the system, but prioritise its practicality. After all, you are not arranging your home for the aesthetics. You are improving it to make your life easier and more comfortable.
Arranging your home can be a tedious job, but it comes with several benefits to your mental health:
- It gives people a sense of control. When everything in your life seems out of control, and if you face too many hurdles (a bad day at work, disappointments in school, and failed relationships), cleaning and organising can give you a sense of control. Cleaning is a way for your mind and body to seek order in your environment.
- It improves your focus. Clutter and mess can make it hard for you to find the things you need and focus on your tasks. They are usually a disturbing reminder of your unfinished jobs and a long list of things you need to accomplish. Getting rid of the clutter will allow your mind to focus on the essential things.
- It helps prevent conflicts. This is not a big problem if you live alone, but if you share your space with your family or roommates, conflicts can arise because of your untidy and unorganised space even if your clusia hedge is not on the spot. On the other hand, a clean area can make things easier for you, from looking and searching for your stuff, monitoring your supplies, and inviting friends.
- Boosts self-esteem. An unorganised home can make you feel ashamed or disgusted with yourself, which may affect your self-esteem and relationships. Improving your space can restore and replenish your confidence and pride. As a result, it’ll be easier for you to mingle with other people and create meaningful relationships.
Your home is your haven. Keeping it tidy and organised has multiple effects on your mental well-being. Follow these simple tips to get you started. Good luck!