You made it! Welcome to your new home. Trust us, we know the move likely came with some hurdles or unexpected stresses. But you are home and that’s exciting. As you settle into your new space and have hopefully begun the unpacking process, you may be wondering how to get your new home organized and how to have it stay that way.
Those first few days after unpacking are pretty amazing. Everything is in its right place and your space is perfectly clean and uncluttered. The good news is, it’s actually pretty easy to keep it that way.
Here are 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Organized and Tidy
- Organizing Starts Before the Move
Sometimes organizing your new home starts while you’re packing up the old one.
The best way to declutter your home is to deal with one room at a time. Try getting rid of anything you have not used or worn within a year.
- Make Small Changes First
If you’re generally a bit messy, it may be difficult for you to adopt a tidier and more organized lifestyle. Trying to clean your home from top to bottom at once can be quite overwhelming for you, so you should try to adopt simple habits first. Gradually, implement other changes until you realize that living in a clean, organized home is much more inspiring and motivating.
- Put Things Away After Using Them
After you’re all moved in and the house is clean and organized, make an effort to keep it that way. Learn to put things away after you use them.
This is a simple habit that can make a big difference. Every time you pass by a cluttered or dirty area in your home, don’t ignore it but deal with it immediately. Tidying as you go will save you a lot of trouble later on when you can’t postpone cleaning anymore.
- Make Your Bed
It only takes minutes each morning but studies say the benefits are huge! Afterward, your personal sanctuary will seem more relaxing and inspiring and it sets the tone for your day. Plus it makes your space look great and organized.
- Fresh Air Makes a Big Difference
When cleaning and tidying up their homes, most people consider dusting, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming without even thinking about the quality of their indoor air. Increase your indoor air quality by introducing air purifiers and houseplants that will help you remove airborne toxins and allergens. You may also want to make the switch to healthy, green cleaning products instead of using toxic ones.
Keeping your home clean, tidy, and healthy often entails adopting simple habits that will make both your home and your life more organized.