What are the Best Methods of Home Organization?

Lauren Romano
Lauren Romano
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Woman holding a book

Having a disorganized living space can create more aggravation and stress than necessary, but there are several methods to get a home organized. The first step is to get rid of excess items. After that, tackling home organization projects one part at a time or only a few minutes a day can make the process easier. If these methods don't work, a professional home organizer may be able to help.

Almost every person has items they don't need. Getting rid of items first allows for organizing fewer items later. Make the process easier by going around with a large basket or garbage bag and pick out every item that is no longer wanted or useful. Later, separate those items into garbage, donation or sell piles.

One method of home organization is to do it one room at a time. It doesn't have to be done all in one day; breaking it up can make it seem much easier. For example, do all the drawers in the kitchen one day, then the next go through all the kitchen cabinets.

Another method of home organization is to do similar projects at one time. For example, one day clean out all the closets in every room and then the next day clean out all the drawers. Doing little projects may seem less daunting than worrying about doing anything on a larger level. On days when doing a large project seems too much, a smaller project can still get accomplished.

When doing home organization alone seems too much to handle, it may be time to bring in the professionals. Prices range depending on the personal organizer hired. To find the best professional organizer, visit the website of the National Association of Professional Organizers to search for someone who can help with specific needs.

Schedule some time every day for home organization; even putting aside 15 minutes can make a big difference. Another option to consider is also to do one project or room a day and not stopping until it is finished. Each method gives an end point in sight so it doesn't seem so arduous.

While some may choose to wait until the breaking point — when they've been late so many times to get somewhere or misplaced so many items due to the disorganization — taking care of it beforehand can save a lot of time and hassle. Choosing a method all depends on the person. How much time the person has, what the preference is and what method seems to be the easiest and most comfortable are all things to consider.

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