Keeping your home spotless when you have a busy schedule can be challenging sometimes. However, there are a number of habits that people with immaculate homes tend to follow, that help them maintain an organised home at all times.
So whether you’re a busy parent, working long hours at your job or even a business owner who really doesn’t have time to be scrubbing the oven weekly, here are a few habits that if you can master, will help you to keep a clean and organised home without it feeling like you’re really trying.
8 Habits Of People With Organized Homes
THEY DO A LITTLE BIT EACH DAY
Doing a little bit of housework each day will make it much easier for you to keep on top of the chores, and maintain a relatively clean home throughout the week. You also won’t have to spend a whole day at the weekend catching up on the laundry, dishes, etc.
Take 10 minutes every day to have a quick tidy up, wash some dishes, wipe down the surfaces etc.
THEY KEEP ON TOP OF THE LAUNDRY
I like to do all the laundry at the weekend, plus an extra load halfway through the week. This makes it a lot less of a time consuming task at the weekend when I do the bulk wash, as I already cut the load in half earlier in the week. It also stops us running out of things like dishcloths and our favourite clothing too soon.
THEY KEEP THE SINK CLEAR
Letting dishes and cutlery covered in food pile up in the sink is no way to live if you wish to have a clean and organized home. Not only will this leave bad smells to travel through your home, but it can also cause dangerous bacteria to spread and lead to foodborne illnesses. So make sure to do the dishes or load the dishwasher every night.
THEY USE SPACE WISELY
People with organised homes, find ways to utilize ‘lost’ space and create storage solutions around the space and resources that they have. There are many ‘small space’ organisation products and ideas out there, such as under bed storage, cupboard organizers and even solutions such as this DIY rolling kitchen pantry.
THEY DON’T KEEP ‘STUFF’
Don’t hang onto junk like old receipts, broken electronics or Happy Meal toys that you “might give to your best friend’s nephew”… you won’t.
Keeping these items just leads to clutter, and when it comes to looking for something that you actually need, it will be much more difficult for you to find. Keep a small space free, like a coffee table drawer, for receipts and little random things that you actually need to keep, and toss the rest.
EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE
Organised people have a home for everything, and everything is put back in its home when it’s finished being used. Take a weekend to organize everything in your home. Make sure everything you decide to keep has a purpose and a place to be kept where you know you can find it.
Now whenever you use anything, make sure you put it back where you got it from once you have finished with it.
THEY PUT CLOTHES AWAY
It’s very easy to let clothes collect in a pile on the floor or on a chair when we are so busy throughout the week. However, this is one of the fastest and most common ways that people end up with cluttered and untidy homes.
Don’t leave your clothes on the floor at the end of the night. Either put them straight in the laundry hamper or hang back up in your wardrobe if they can be worn again.
THEY HAVE A COAT AND SHOE RACK
Lastly, if you don’t have somewhere specifically designed to house your shoes and coats, then you will end up leaving them scattered around your home, hung over chairs and shoes left sporadically all over the house waiting for somebody to trip over them.
Get yourself a coat and shoe rack, and as soon as you walk through the door, you can put your outerwear back where it belongs. I prefer to keep mine in the hallway, however dependent on the space in your home, this might not be possible. Try keeping yours in your bedroom or in a storage cupboard – what’s important is that you stick to the habit of using it.
To Finish Off…
I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you’ve been inspired to give your home a bit of TLC in the organization department.
Let me know which tip was your favourite and anything that you like to do regularly to keep your home looking wonderful!?