My biggest problem in trying to declutter and organize my home is that I’m the MAIN person in my house that does MOST of it. At times, in my selfish ways, I won’t do something in my house because of how I felt. By me doing this, I’m hurting myself, family and eventually my household. I had to get out of my selfish mentality and realize that I’m the manager of this home, I stay home to be a HELP-MATE to my husband and keeping the house clean is one of my priorities, in helping my family.
I want to share with you, some ways you can help make it easy to declutter, organize and clean your home.
1- Tell God how you feel (Pray)
2- Watch Videos on decluttering on Youtube (Examples below).
3- Read books, do research on decluttering, cleaning and organization. The tips I will be sharing with you today, come from experience and a book by Elise Callender, from RichlyRooted.com, called: Your simple home handbook (30 projects to help your home breathe).
So, I started with my two biggest projects in my home, Which we’re my laundry room and Garage. These two places we’re like storage areas in my home and I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to get a hold on these areas, organize it, declutter and clean. Below are some tips, I’ve used that have helped me in doing just that. I start out by talking about my Laundry room and Garage, but, these tips can apply and work in ANY area in your home. (Print your FREE Cleaning Routine Below!)
1- Work with the space you have
2- Designate items in the room
3- Decorate with something pretty
4- Throw away items you haven’t used in months
5- Make a space for laundry supplies
6- Create an area for your iron and ironing board
7- Make your own laundry detergent
Here’s a video and some tips on Organizing your Laundry room.
1- Most items in your should be used frequently
2- If you are not going to use it within the year, either throw it away, or give it away, it is important to you?
3- Main Items to keep in your garage/attic:
– Memory Keepsakes
– Christmas Decorations
– Camping supplies
4- Start with one or two boxes at a time
5- Things to throw away…
– Items that doesn’t have a place in your home
– If you haven’t seen or used it since 2003, throw it away (unless its a keepsake)
– If it’s broken throw it away.
– Books that are not on your shelf, more than likely you won’t read it. Do some book editing and take it to the thrift store.
Here’s a video on tips on Organizing your Garage.
Effective Cleaning in your home:
I know for me, there’s an Idea I have in my head to getting my house feel and look clean. As a stay-at-home-mom and entrepreneur, I’ve learned to clean effectively and in less time without having to spend hours in one room and getting the whole house cleaned
1- Start at the top and work your way from left to right
2- Start with a strategy. If dusting start from the top, meaning high places before doing anything else. If dusting is done. Start with mirrors wiping down using a Microfiber cloth. This can be done with any area of the house, start from the top and work your way left to right to the bottom.
3- Deleagate chores in the home. Both of my two oldest children have responsibilities they have each day in the home. One take care of the upstairs and the other, take care of downstairs.
My son cleaning the downstairs bathroom
My daughter cleaning the upstairs bathroom
I pray that these tips help you. If there are any other tips that you do to organize and declutter your home, please comment below.