We all want the picture perfect clean house, but in reality most of us don’t have it. Even the most organized people fight clutter constantly. If you have kids, the task is even more difficult. These are the 5 hard truths about home organization you need to to learn to finally get your home organized.
Home Organization Takes Time
Truth number one is that home organization takes time. To really get your home clean, decluttered and organized you will have to be willing to live with a mess for a while. While your home will look nice and neat once you get it organized, the process of getting there will be messy. If you have years worth of clutter piles and messes, you will have to make more piles and messes as you purge and sort. The bigger your house and the more stuff you have the longer this will take. If you struggle with organization, the process will probably take longer. Becoming organized and staying organized is a skill that you have to practice over time to get better at. Especially if it does not come naturally to you.
Home Organization Does Not Happen Overnight
You can clean and organize your whole house in a weekend. This works if you are super motivated and the job isn’t too big. If you struggle with staying organized, attempting to organize your whole house in a weekend or a month is just not realistic. It will just lead to frustration and overwhelm that will most likely cause you to give up. If you really want your house to be truly organized you will have to go back to truth one, take your time.
You May Have to Reorganize Several Times
This can be a hard truth to accept, but you may need to purge and reorganize your home several times to make it truly functional for you. It’s okay if you need to do an initial purge and repeat the process six months to a year later and then yearly after that. Be sure that as you purge you make decluttering and clutter control part of the process too.
Maintenance is the Key to Home Organization
One of the keys to home organization that many people miss is that you have to continually maintain your organization. If you organize your whole home, but you don’t maintain what you have done, your home won’t stay organized. One of the keys to maintaining your organized home is to create routines. Here are some of the best kept secrets organized people use to eliminate clutter from their homes.
Your Home Will Never Be Perfectly Organized
When you are trying to keep a home clean and organized, aim for progress, not perfection. The longer you work at it, the more organized and enjoyable your home will be for you.