Thursday, November 25, 2010

Organising your home

Okay, so we all know what its like to work all day and come home in the evening to a house with washing piled up on the laundry floor, toys strewn from one end of the house to another, dishes in the sink that were not washed up after breakfast because you were running late, as usual! Then the kids are screaming at each other and refusing to do their homework!
You take a deep breath look around the room and notice that your once clean and tidy home that had a place for everything is filled with clutter and things you can’t even remember buying, draws overflowing and wardrobes bursting at the seams!
Before you do this however you need to follow the 4 home organising rules, be prepared to be brutal.
Organise your belongings into the 3 categories

      1.      Rubbish
2.      Put away
3.     Put into storage
Rubbish includes any item that you do not need or want, but that is not donatable or sellable. Damaged and broken items should be included in the rubbish if they are not worth someone buying it and repairing it.

Put Away- This should be your smallest category. These are items that need to be out on a regular basis. Monitor yourself by determining if you have a place for each item. If the items in this box will not fit into your home without cluttering an area up, try to reassess if you really need them. If you do need these “essentials”, try to come up with a storage solution that fits into your home.

Storage- Put items in here that you cannot part with but do not need on a regular basis. Make an inventory of the items as you box them. Group similar items together! Remember one good way to clean out closets is to store out of season clothing.

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