The thing you need to do is look in each room and find out where the problematic places are in the room. Troubled places can be piles of clothing on the floor, books on the table, and not on shelves and stacks of magazines and newspapers. Watch this mess. Find out why this problem and chaos exists. Try and solve this problem if there is so that after you finish cleaning up the mess it doesn’t come back to haunt you anymore.
Go through your cupboards and find out what you should throw out or keep in there. You might find things in your kitchen cupboard that you never knew you hand, like a five year old bottle of cooking oil. Closets are important to go through as well. A lot of people keep things in their closets for long amounts of time. The rule with going through closets is if you haven’t worn it for a year, then you have to throw it out or give it away.
Bookcases are usually full and packed beyond their capacity in most houses. If this is the case in your space, then you should get rid of books that you find you do not want to read or you do not want to read again any time soon. Remember there is always the public library if you get a sudden urge to read some old bestseller or classic book again. Kids’ rooms need to be cleaned out too, so throw away and give away old toys and clothes that they do not use anymore. They will just start gathering dust and becoming clutter if you don’t.
Clean out bathrooms starting with things that are old and not being used any more. We’re all guilty of keeping things in the bathroom for too long: old lotions, cosmetics, and the like. If it has gone past its expiration date, throw it away. Lastly, check under your bed. Be careful and use a broom, a vacuum, or even a hazardous materials mask to do this.
It is easy to keep things organized nowadays with all of the organizing products that are available to us. There are many containers and boxes which you can use to store away everything that you do not use all the time. Make sure you put these in a place you’ll remember, and label the containers correctly. This way you can keep these things out of sight and you will still know where they are.
Make sure to arrange the room in a way that you will remember where you have put things, and put things near or in the area where you usually use them. If you take on a system that is not practical, usually it will get messy again soon. Make sure to solve the problems that cause your mess, and clean it up. Soon, you’ll be able to keep everything in place without any stress if you take these steps to home organization.