That red crayon your daughter lost, the elusive TV remote, the car keys you were positive you’d put in your purse. Where do they all go? Well, we don’t have all the answers, but we do have some tips on how to keep your chaotic life in check.
Keep it Simple
We’ll get the easy stuff out of the way first. Keeping it simple means picking up after yourself…
We get it. Sometimes, even the simple stuff is hard. It’s been a long day and taking a few extra steps to pick up the toys your son left on the floor in his room feels more like running a marathon. You’ll worry about it tomorrow, you tell yourself. But, tomorrows can pile up fast and so will that mess. A few extra seconds of cleaning at the end of every day can help keep order. Even if it’s taking the time to clean up one thing before falling into your bed at night, putting in that extra effort can be worth it.
Clear Away Clutter
How many art projects has your fridge collected over the years? And where do they go when there’s no space left? If you’re piling them in the back of a closet or some other forgotten corner of your house, you’re not alone. There are mountains of things like this that take up a lot of space in our homes. It’s time to sort through all the knickknacks that you haven’t used in years. Sure, you’ll keep some of it for sentimental reasons, but some of it has stayed past its welcome.
And, for those hundreds of art projects that you just can’t seem to part with, check out the artkive app. It can digitize all of those school art projects, saving them without taking up all that space.
Give the Bucket System a Try
There are toys in the living room, socks in the kitchen, and textbooks in the dining room. Sorting through who’s stuff is who’s is only the beginning. Try putting buckets at the bottom of your steps and labeling them with each of your kid’s names. They (or, more realistically, you) can drop their stuff in them throughout the day and walk them up the stairs when the day’s through.
The best way to stay organized is to make sure everything has a place in your home. For you, that could mean an abundance of storage containers, key hooks by your front door, or buckets by the stairs. It’s completely up to you. Your organization habits should fit with the flow of your everyday life. Make staying organized easy for yourself, you’ll be more likely to stick to it.
And, when your mess is cleared and organized, keep everything clean with BETTER LIFE!