3 Strategies for Waging War on Your Messy Home
We’ve all been there. Staring aimlessly into a messy playroom wondering how you got there and how you will possibly ever dig yourself out. It is not easy to stay on top of the clutter, especially if you have kids underfoot undermining all of your efforts to keep your home clean and organized. Here are three tips to help you to wage war on a messy home and take back control:
Find Your Dumping Grounds
Every home has the dreaded junk drawer or counter. Otherwise known as the place that dreams of organization and cleanliness go to die. It is not uncommon for a home to have multiple dumping grounds. One of the key principles in keeping an organized home is to identify these places where stuff clutters and then tackle them systematically. Instituting an organizational system for the places that tend to attract junk and other loose items will go a long way in meeting all of your messy home goals.
Make it Smell Clean
A clean home should also smell good. Messy homes that smell good also tend to be perceived as cleaner than they are. And you can achieve that fresh smell without having to rely on deep cleaning. Use any type of diffuser with a scent to make your home smell fresher and cleaner. Candles are also an easy way to make your home smell as good as it looks. By choosing scents such as fresh linen, you will create the aura that you desire in your home.
Just Toss It
Nothing kills clean home dreams quite like excess clutter. We understand that it can be hard to part with your belongings. However, letting go of things that just gather dust will help you to stay one step ahead of clutter. A good rule of thumb to follow is to force yourself to get rid of one item for every new item that you bring into your house. It is easier than ever to declutter your home thanks to a myriad of social media outlets designed to connect you with others in your community. As a bonus, you may even make a little spending money in the process.
With the right mindset and the commitment to stay on top of clutter and disorganization, you can get your house back into working order. Your sanity will surely thank you!