How to Get Your House Organized

Is your house always messy and you are even embarrassed about inviting round friends? Or maybe you just want to organize your living space and do a general clean up?

Steps

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    Get a box or bag and separate everything into 2 piles. Pile #1 is what you want to keep, and pile #2 is things that need to be thrown away.
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    Make sure you have plenty of storage. If you need extra storage, but have no room, use underneath beds, install shelves, the attic, or just put things not in use into labeled and organized boxes and put in the garage!
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    Make sure everything is in its place. For example, put CDs into one pile, books in another, documents in another, etc. Make sure to find appropriate storage for each category.
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    Clean all the dishes in the kitchen. Put in correct shelves and cupboards and put food substances in their correct place (i.e. cabinets, refrigerator, etc.).
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    Clean. When everything is put away, you can begin to start cleaning surfaces. (Carpet, walls, etc.) Dust shelves, wash out the bathtub, toilet and sinks, vacuum under beds and couches (if you can reach) and all the rugs and carpets. Dust and vacuum the curtains; and if they are machine washable, WASH THEM! Clean the windows and walls and if desired, you can cover over any rotting or out of place wall with paint.
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    Everyday, make sure every room in your house is clean. If someone left something (such as a puzzle, newspaper, toys, etc.) out, just put it back. Be sure to wash dishes and do laundry daily.

Tips

  • Pace yourself, give yourself certain targets of what to clean in a certain time
  • Only tackle one room at a time

Things You'll Need

  • vacuum
  • duster
  • bleach
  • washing up liquid
  • a willing mind

Article Info

Categories: Clutter Busting