Working too much, having too many obligations in your personal life or having to do too many tasks at the same time can lead to stress and make your living space messy and disorganized.
Therefore, in order not to lose your mind every time you look for something in a hurry, you should find a method of organization that suits you.
There are many simple ways to help you organize your stuff a little better so here’s a few tips on how to manage your living space and avoid being overwhelmed by clutter.
Just remember, consistency is key!
Real-Life Inbox, Spam and Trash
If you get a bunch of letters and correspondence daily and cannot find time to reply them all, their number will pile up.
So, what you could do is to sort through your mail as soon as it arrives and make categories of letters you have to reply to and those that can go into the trash.
This tactic simplifies the process and improves efficiency in no time – the same goes for your e-mail account, too.
A Mountain of Clothes
One of the tasks that come with having a big family is a hefty amount of clothes that has to be taken care of and this usually means that you need a walk-in closet or several big-size dressers.
The best way to get organized is to divide clothes by family members and assign special parts of your closet to each of your children. That way, everyone will always know where to look and how to find what they need.
A Mountain of Laundry
Having a lot of clothes of course means there is going to be a lot of work doing the laundry.
If you don’t do your laundry regularly, you will soon find yourself overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be washed.
Avoid getting into a situation like that by creating a laundry schedule. For example, you can do black clothes on Mondays, mixed colors on Wednesdays and white on Fridays.
Another practical solution is to divide the chore between all the family members and rotate on a weekly basis.
If you work at a time-consuming job and spend countless hours at the office, you probably wouldn’t want to spend much time on something as mundane as shopping for groceries. The same goes for other types of shopping as well.
Luckily, technical advances of our age have enabled us to shop online for pretty much anything imaginable. Select the items you need and pay with a credit card – all in a matter of minutes and have the goods delivered at your house.
Timetables and Schedules
If you’re a parent you know that kids have so many extra-curricular activities and places to go: school, play dates, sports, music classes, and so on.
If you work out a timetable for driving your children to and from those activities, your life will become much easier.
Plus, your spouse will always know when it’s their time to drive and yours to relax.
Having a large collection of books, CDs and movies can occupy a lot of space.
Make a sorting method for these collections that saves room and enables you to find certain titles more easily.
Finally, shelves for all your items don’t have to be classical and leaned on your walls, but also above your doors or in a bed drawer.
If you have a lot of unused stuff lying around your home, you should definitely consider getting rid of it.
Dispose of everything you haven’t used for years and free up the living space.
If there are a lot of items you don’t use but are too valuable to be disposed of, or if you think you might use them sometime in the future, consider moving everything to the garage or whatever other options you might have for outdoor storage.
If your garage is cluttered too, as they often tend to be, container shelters can be a great solution for these kids of storage problems.
A Day at a Time
Transforming a hectic lifestyle into a neat and more organized one takes time and can’t be done overnight. With some of these tips, you’ll be on the right track and have inspiration to work towards your home management more and more.