I always feel like decluttering, cleaning, and, organizing my entire house this time of year. Perhaps it is the promise of spring, but I really start craving a tidier, more efficient home. Today I am sharing how you can get your home organized in just a few minutes per day!
Three Keys to an Organized Home
1. Declutter first
It’s hard to organize when you have a lot of clutter.
The more toys, clothes, and dishes you have the greater amount of containers and organizational components you will need to obtain.
Make the entire job easier by starting by decluttering! Get rid of trash, bag up items for Goodwill, or set things aside for a garage sale in the spring (here are Laura’s best garage sale tips!)
2. Tackle one room at a time
Organizing the entire house is way too overwhelming!
I suggest you start with one room, even better if you choose the room that will be the easiest for you! I usually choose our bathroom to start with, because it is a small room, has a limited amount of items already, and is fairly painless to organize! Once you have completely finished one area, then choose the next room to conquer!
3. Use what you have before purchasing anything new
Before you go out and buy a bunch of new totes, and bins go ahead and shop your own home. You might be surprised by all the items you have collecting dust that can be used to organize!
Three Projects to Try
Looking for a few new organizational project? Here are a few fun ideas!
1. Organize Your Recipes in a Binder
I don’t know about you, but I am always printing off recipes from blogs. I had an entire pile of loose recipes on top of the fridge, that I often had to sift through to find what I was looking for. It was frustrating to say the least!
It occurred to me one day that I needed a binder to corral all these recipes, enter Laura’s DIY Recipe Binder! I found an old binder, printed off the pages, and set it all up within one afternoon! Next, I want to grab some clear page protectors to make it even more fancy. Grab your free printables here!
2. Organize Your Homeschool Days
Homeschooling this year? If so, check out all Laura’s tips and tricks on how she organizes her homeschool days . I LOVE the folder system she uses for her kids!
3. Clean out your kids’ closets!
It’s a smart idea to go through your kids’ closets at least twice a year, and switch out the clothes seasonally! When your kids are little, you might want to do this even more often. I go through my kids’ clothes every couple of months, because it only seems to take that long for them to grow into the next size! Here’s how Laura cleans out her boys’ closets!