You walk into your room, kick the shirt..or rag.. or whatever it is out of the way, step across the stack of books you always planned to arrange by chronological order on your bookshelf. And slump on your couch which is also your bed because all the stuff you threw out of your closet and are now too lazy to clean it, rests on your bed. You find Fruitloops on it and just as you pick one to eat it, you ask yourself “how did I get here?’’
It’s time to get out of there. Time to get organized!
Here are eight steps that will help you achieve ultimate organization!
Throw the Clutter
You see those neon shades you bought just because they were on sale but know that no one in their right mind would wear them? Throw them out! Get rid of everything you don’t need and everything you don’t have space for. It’s clutter. It’s junk. To the bin with it.
Start With One Area
You need to have a clear mind when you start cleaning — one place at a time to achieve the ultimate organization. You need to focus on what you want where. Start with your study table or your closet or anywhere.
Be Innovative With Storage
Don’t have enough storage space and can’t throw the stuff away either? Find ways for it. Get a couch with a storage chest in it. Get inflatable furniture. Make shelves. Go nuts!
Organize your papers
There’s paper everywhere. Organize your bills and documents and anything you have. You need to come up with a functional filing system.
Perhaps the things you have are not clutter, but you don’t have space for them. Rent a storage space and keep them there.
If you’re too lazy to clean, invite people to a dinner party. We usually give a lot of thought to what people think about us and our home is the biggest reflection of us. You are bound to get off your ass and start organizing once you know you’re having guests over.
Nobody likes doing laundry, and it can be the biggest mess. Dedicate every Thursday evening to laundry to always have fresh, organized, clean clothes.
Write down dates in which you must do a total clean up and stick to it. Do it seasonally or quarterly or whatever helps you.
You’re allowed treats once you have everything in order.