Keeping your home tidy is not just a matter of aesthetics; it is about making yourself feel genuinely good in your own home. Believe it or not, this can affect your productivity, your energy levels and your mood and it is absolutely essential for your health as well!
How to keep your home tidy the easiest way? Here are 4 tips that will help you more than you even believe it yourself!
Don’t Let the Untidiness Grow on You
That is, clean and tidy up your house regularly. Set one day a week when you clean up all of the rooms in your house. Stick to your schedule and never miss one of these days because this is usually where the disaster starts!
By grooming your house regularly, you can avoid the endless piles of paper, the bottomless laundry bin and the tornado in your kitchen cupboard as well. Trust this: it is much easier to maintain than to actually start it all over every two months!
Split the Work
If you live with someone else in your house, make sure that they get to do their share of housekeeping as well. It’s not fair for just one person to take care of everything so split the tasks among all the members of the household. Dividing the tasks will help all of you because you will all live in a better environment and you will all enjoy the benefits that come with this. If you have kids that don’t want to tidy up their room, make sure you know how to motivate them (and, as unbelievable as it may seem, grounding them does not always work the way you want it to!).
Throw Away Everything You Don’t Need
OK, that pair of jeans you used to wear in high school? It may fit you again sometime soon, but the truth is that it is most likely out of fashion and that even if you do manage to get in it, you may not look as good as you did back then. Instead of keeping everything around, try to sort out the things you actually use (clothes, books, various household items) from the things you’re just keeping around “just in case”. You will be amazed at just how much space you will find in your wardrobe after this!
If you don’t want to simply throw all these things away, donate them to someone who will definitely need them. Or, if you want to make some cash off this, organize a garage sale (or an online “garage” sale on eBay, if you want to). You may not be able to make a fortune, but it’s still money and it’s still more than welcome no matter what.
Boxes and containers are really helpful if you want to keep your home tidy. Box your shoes, box your magazines, box your socks, box your kid’s toys and box pretty much everything you have. Instead of having tons of magazines, socks and whatnot spread all over the house, you will keep them organized in their little boxes. Even more than that, you can even make these boxes look really nice and actually display them too!