Jun 06 2012

Getting the Family to Help Organize Your Home

A well-organized home is one of the best ways to save money and relieve stress. Being able to find what you need can save a lot of time, money and effort and help you accomplish more in less time, leaving you free to enjoy quality time with family and friends.

If you share a home with housemates or other family members, it is important that any drive to get more organized includes all of them, no matter what their age. “A place for everything, and everything in its place,” will be the order of the day if you are really serious about having a more organized home, in which case, you will want to enlist everyone’s aid in putting things back where they found them.

For example, there is nothing worse than not being able to find something, like a pair of scissors or the hammer, because it did not end up back where you usually keep it.

This is just one step in the right direction. Another would be cleaning out all your old items and selling them or donating them.

If you work out of a home office, be sure to run a tight ship. File it or fling it into a bin, act on it, or trash it when it comes in the mail, and be sure to keep your computer hard drive as organized as you would a real filing cabinet.

Get rid of clutter, recycling, old newspapers and more. By working as a team, tackling one room of your house at a time, you can soon have your home more organized, and will then need to spend only a little time tidying each room every week. This will give you far more time for fun, and a better atmosphere in your home now that you have cut down on the clutter and are more organized.

FURTHER READING

How to Create an Organized and Productive Home Office

The New Green Family Guide: A Beginner’s Guide to Going Green As a Family

How to Become a Do-It-Yourself Mom: A Guide for Simple Home Decorating Ideas for Smart Women