It’s 2020 and a lot of us resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or even reduce debt. Have you given much thought to getting your house in order? Are you tired of staring at all of those boxes crammed with clothes you haven’t worn in 10 years or with toys your kids haven’t touched in five years? Now is a perfect time to stop procrastinating, and start organizing your home and life. Check out these tips to help you off to a great start.
Establish Daily, Weekly and Monthly Routines.
Creating routines to accomplishing tasks will make sure even the mundane things get done around the house. For example, keep the dishes done, make your bed daily, pay your bills weekly and clean out your wallet monthly.
Divide and Conquer.
Start small rather than taking on a massive organizing project. Break the project up into pieces, focus on getting one part of a room into shape, not the entire room.
Find a Home for Everything.
Everything should have its place. Don’t bring anything new into your home unless you know where you’re going to keep it.
Clear Out Piles of Mail.
Every day clear mail or any other paper comes into your home, act on it right away, and then either file it or pitch it.
Tripping over kids’ toys? Donate a few.
Your kids probably love their toys, but they will always prefer certain toys over others. If they no longer play with something, don’t keep it tucked away in the toy box or the closet. Collect the unloved toys and donate them to a charity.
Get the Family Involved.
Delegate organizing tasks to every member of your household. Create a list for each person to follow.
Make a Commitment.
Organizing doesn’t end when you’ve completed the first sweep of your home. The organization is an ongoing process. Just as our lives change, so does the need for organizing.
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Not everyone sticks to their New Year’s resolutions. Don’t make unrealistic resolutions for the New Year. You can accomplish your goals and sustain success throughout the year if you break them down into simple steps. If you’re looking to declutter your life, LINCOLN SELF STORAGE has several storage options to make it happen.