The first step in getting your home clean is getting rid of the clutter. It can be very overwhelming and even paralyzing when looking at organizing your whole house at once.
A better way to approach this task is to make a list and organize the house one room at a time. Cleaning and organizing one room at a time is much less daunting of a task than starting in on the entire house. Our advice is to start organizing the first rooms your guest would see when coming into your house. Start at the front door and go from there.
The Living Room
This is usually the first room that people see when they walk into your house. Sometimes your house can look clean and organized even when it’s not by just maintaining the front living room area. Get that clean appearance through small steps of organization.
If you have magazines on a coffee or end table, just make sure they are stacked up nice and neat and not spread out. If you don’t think you’ll ever read them again, just get rid of them. If you have a throw cover and couch pillows out on the couch or recliner, make sure they are organized neatly and the cover is folded. If you have a habit of kicking off your shoes and letting them lie wherever they come off at, learn to break that habit. Take your shoes off and have them in the front door closet, or take them to the closet in your bedroom.
The Kitchen/Dining Room
The kitchen is where everyone seems to gravitate when hanging out in a home. For some reason, we all sit or stand in the kitchen when entertaining guests. You could say we like to be close to food and drinks.
If you want to keep it clean, dishes go in the dishwasher and all magazines, mail, etc. go in an organized pile (or better yet, in an office or a computer room). Keep your counters and tabletop clear of all non-appliances and you’re already one step closer to becoming organized.
The Rest of the Rooms (Bedrooms, Office, etc.)
These rooms are usually behind closed doors and can get cluttered real quick. Hang up or fold your clothes when the laundry’s done, and put dirty clothes in the hamper. Don’t let your dresser, nightstand, or floor become a place where you throw things you aren’t sure what to do with.
Finally, make the bed. It may seem pointless to make a bed when you are just going to get back in it and mess it up again. But, people that make their bed every day are generally much more organized. They have less clutter in their homes, as well as, in their work and personal lives.
Keeping your home clean and organized is much easier when it is de-cluttered and everything has a place. The key to de-cluttering is getting rid of all the unnecessary items in your home and calling for junk removal. If items don’t have a “place” to go, then you may not need those items at all. Consider waste removal in Springfield Missouri if you need assistance getting rid of some of the clutter in your home.
Call Dog Gone Junk today at 417-619-5230 for a free estimate and get one step closer to a much cleaner and more organized home life.