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You Can Organize!

Although some may think of organizing a home as a daunting, dreaded task, the end result provides an extremely rewarding satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment. It may feel overwhelming at first because the tendency is to see the job as a whole. It appears to be an unending chore to be put off at all costs. However, the mind must be set to take this task in steps. Conquering the worthwhile task of organizing can be achieved one step at a time with a positive attitude and the proper tools.

Most people think of cleaning as something that goes along with organizing a home. So, let’s explore cleaning for a moment. Your cleaners should be organized, too. Many people have an over-abundance of cleaners, which is simply not necessary. If you have several piece bottles of the same product, combine them.

If you have old cleaners and are unsure of their age and effectiveness, toss them out. Some cleaners are effective for several different jobs, which can reduce your spending and storage as well.

Some people prefer to keep all their cleaning supplies in one area. To save time, designate an area of each room or part of the house to the cleaners needed for that area. For example, place the kitchen cleaners in or near the kitchen. Should you have an upstairs area, it’s more efficient to place cleaners upstairs as well as keeping some downstairs. If you have a place for cleaners in each bathroom, it’s easier to keep some in each bathroom than to haul them all over the house while cleaning.

When you get ready to organize, make a list of rooms in order of priority. Work your way through the room by doing tasks in order of importance. Decide which area of your home can benefit the most or should have priority.

You may first prefer to organize the parts of your home that company will see. That would most likely be an entryway or living area. Your first step in organizing in any room would be to throw away unnecessary clutter. It may be helpful to toss useable items into a bag or box to give a special charity.

In any area, from cabinets to drawers to closets, you’ll want to give the most used items easier access. Use hard to reach areas for storing things you hardly ever need or won’t use but can’t bear to part with.

Do you own things that are broken that would be cheaper to replace? Do you have saved items that you meant to repair years ago? Now that you’re in the mood for organizing your home, it’s the perfect time to unburden yourself of this useless clutter.

Make organizing your home fun. Set up the potpourri burner and turn on the music that inspires you. Get your children involved. Turn the process into a game or challenge. Give rewards to yourself or your helpers for a job well done when you’re finished or for progress that was made.

About the Author: Kurien Abraham is the owner of DiscoverOrganization where you'll find easy solutions, ideas, and tools to help you get organized and simplify your life. Visit http://www.DiscoverOrganization.com for more information and sign up for a free Home Organizing Mini Course.

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