Back when I was organizing in people’s homes, I quickly learned how overwhelming it is to keep up with a house. If one thing gets out of order, the entire house seems to fall apart.
So what are ways that someone could set their house in order without hiring a professional organizer?
I am breaking down the easiest way to set any house in order using what I have learned from over 8 years of in-home organizing.
Have A Plan
When you are looking to set your house in order, you need a plan of attack. Because when you just try to organize and declutter without a plan you may feel like nothing gets organized.
Let’s say you open your junk drawer and decide it needs to be organized. So you take everything out. And you realize that you need to clean that drawer because it is so dirty.
So you go looking for your cleaning supplies. Only to have to take everything out from under the sink to find the spray you need.
You then start organizing the cleaning supplies only to find that you have a random battery. Is that battery usable? You aren’t sure. So you try to find something to test to see if it works.
And 2 hours later, your entire home is a total disaster.
Instead of letting this happen, make a game plan for what and where you are going to organize. The Organized Home Workbook has a plan of attack that has worked for hundreds of families.
Most people enjoy lists. It gives them the sense of accomplishment.
I love lists. And find it is the best way to get all my projects completed.
For things I do all the time, I make checklists. This way I know that I get every step, every time I do a task. And I get to check the box or cross something off. Which always makes me feel great!
And having checklists and lists for things helps me not get overwhelmed with everything I need to remember. Because it is all down on paper, I can just look at what is next and not have to worry I forgot something.
The Organized Home Workbook has checklists that walk you through the entire organizing process. So you don’t have to think about what you need to do next. Instead, you can use that mental energy to set your house in order.
Setting goals for everything is life helps with motivation. No one wants to not accomplish a goal.
The same mindset goes with organizing your home.
If you set goals for yourself on what and how you will organize, you are more likely to follow-through with hitting those goals.
The Organized Home Workbook has space for you to set goals. Goals you can actually accomplish. Because you have all the resources you need to organize.
Instead of waiting for a large chunk of time, you can set a goal to organize for 10 minutes a day. And actually make a difference in your home!
Because you set that goal, you are going to take actionable steps to hit that goal.
Plus, when you write down a goal, pen and paper style, your brain starts finding ways to help you make that goal become a reality.
Organize By Category
Another way to set your house in order is to organize by category instead of by room.
When you organize by category, you are only focusing on one specific type of “thing” in your house.
Let’s say you set a goal to organize all your clothing. So you start hunting for your stuff around the house. But you see a blanket that is out of place.
Instead of trying to find where that blanket needs to go, you can easily redirect yourself back to the category you are organizing, which is clothing.
It is something that you can say over and over in your head…I am organizing clothes. I am organizing clothes. And all that other stuff will slowly fade out of sight. Bringing only the clothing into view.
But where do you start when organizing by category?
How To Set Our House In Order
The Organized Home Workbook is the guide to support you through the entire organizing process to set your house in order.
Instead of trying to do it all yourself, use a workbook that walks you through the entire process. It’s like having someone hold your hand while you organize.
Included in the workbook:
- Step-by-step category guides for every area of your home
- Organizing hacks to stop the distractions
- Effective strategies for planning your time
- Setting goals for each category
- Deciding what “done” looks like for each area of your home
- Checklists to keep you on track
- Donation center record keeping
- Questions to ask yourself as you declutter
- Basic labeling tutorials
Organized Home Workbook
Stop letting things take over your home. Gain control. Set things in order.
The Organized Home Workbook will keep you focused, allow you to set your house in order, and give you the clarity you need to get rid of things you don’t.
Once you have purchased the workbook, you will get an email with the link to download the entire workbook.
You can either keep the workbook digital, or print it out.
Read through the organizing tutorials included in the workbook.
Then start creating your plan for when you will set your house in order based on categories.
I like using the grid paper that is included to draw out my plan. You can also use the grid paper to write notes for yourself.
Use the checklists as you go through each category in the order presented in the workbook.
And don’t forget to celebrate yourself for a job well done, after you completed each category!