An organized home – we all want that! But how do you do that properly and efficiently? Read our 7 handy tips to organize your home.
1. A house without junk
Organizing your home starts with tidying up. With all kinds of junk in your house, it is of course far from being organized. We have of course already written a lot about tidying up on the website, but the key point is that you keep all loose items out of sight. Put the stuff in boxes, hide it under the couch or buy a closet with doors.
Either way – make sure unnecessary junk is out of the picture. Not only is this much more organized, but it also brings a calm and tidy atmosphere.
2. Give things a permanent place
Continuing with the first tip, but certainly important when organizing a house is giving a permanent place. Put all the clothes in a wardrobe and the dishes in the kitchen.
Less categorized items such as pens, magazines, papers, or cables should have a permanent place in your home. Make sure that the location for these items is clear to everyone so that there can be no confusion about it.
Are there items left that have no fixed place? Then put these together in a box or drawer. Then these items still have a permanent place.
3. Making lists and checklists
We love making lists and checklists. Whether it’s about the groceries, about the cleaning tasks that still need to be done, or about the emails that still need to be sent. Making lists keeps you organized.
Hang the lists in a place that you see often and don’t lose sight of. The other family members are also regularly reminded of the tasks that still need to be done.
4. Well styled house
Organizing a house is not only about the content but also about appearance. A well-styled home is much more organized to the eye. And you do that by bringing cohesion to your interior. For example, through colors that are reflected in different furniture and accessories, or in a certain material that you implement completely.
5. Make a routine at home
The concept of organizing equates to patterns, which in turn equates to a fixed routine. In short: by creating a routine at home, it all becomes much more organized.
Especially in a new house, with a new layout, that routine can sometimes be missing. Try to map out a fixed pattern for yourself that you can stick to. This prevents great chaos. 😉
6. Spend less time organizing the house
Not only the house but also the other family members are part of an organized house. Make sure everyone has a fixed task at home. Everyone has their own qualities, so adjust the task accordingly.
You can also divide the tasks by week or by month so that everyone does the same amount. Or just as little, because if you take care of an organized house together, it takes much less time to keep up with the household.
7. Sitting on the same clothesline
Within a household, it is important to be on the same (washing) line. If it is clear to every family member what can and cannot be done, everything in the house will run a lot smoother and your house will be much more organized.
If you have children, you can explain this in a playful way, without appearing strict. And it is precisely the structure of an organized house that is very important for children. That way everyone benefits.