Where do I begin to organize my house?
The first thing is expect to be committed to keeping an organized home. This will take some elbow grease, but the effects will be profound. Start by making a list of what needs organizing. Start small. Start with one kitchen cabinet instead of a master bedroom. Clean off just one table. The idea is not to get overwhelmed, and to chip away slowly, but surely. Envisioning what you want your room to look like can also help. Make sure to have the proper tools like a garbage can right next to you to toss anything you don't want anymore.
How do you make an old house look clean?
After organizing, the cleaning of the home can be completed. This task must come second, otherwise it will be impossible to clean around all the clutter. Simple tasks like cleaning windows and glass fixtures will make them shiny again. Invest in some bathroom cleaners to work on darkened grout or a soap-scum coated tub. Wiping down soiled surfaces like book shelves or cabinets can provide an instant lift. If stains don't come off easily, consider giving surfaces a fresh coat of paint.
If your kitchen is looking a little drab, consider changing the hardware on the cabinets. New pulls add new life. Perhaps, a wallpaper or peel and stick tile backsplash is what the room is screaming for. These are cheap fixes.
Hang new curtains and pictures to bring life to a bedroom or living room. Adding personal touches like fresh flowers or pictures from a past trip can make the home feel cozy and warm.
How do you organize your stuff?
Tackling your personal belongings and deciding what to get rid of can be a daunting task. However, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind that will help make the decision easier. First, tackle one room at a time. Start with the bedroom for example or the bathroom. Empty any closets or drawers. Decide on labels for your piles, such as what to keep, what to toss or what to donate. If clothes are stained or tattered, toss them. If you haven't used something in the past year, it's likely an indication you will never use it.
Once you decide on what to keep, decide how you will put them back in the closet, drawer or room. Do you need to invest in some storage bins? Do you need more hangers to hang clothes neatly? Boxes and baskets are great organizational pieces. Invest in the right accessories to help you be successful.
How do I begin to organize my life?
Home organization is the first step to organizing your life. Having a space that feels calming sets the tone for other aspects of your day. You can then declutter all your spaces from your car to your office. Every object should have a home.
Mental organization is important as well. Making lists and keeping a calendar of events can help you be organized in your daily activities.
Making a home, whether brand new or old, feel clean can simply stem from being neat. Hiding unsightly wires or masking imperfections on the floor with a rug are great tricks to make your organized home feel welcoming and inviting. But, most importantly, make you feel happy to be home.