Being organised doesn’t mean having to spend every waking moment of the day constantly picking up after everyone. Here are a few organisational skills you can implement to make the daily workload easier.
A place for everything
Keep everything in one certain place. For example, if you have a lot of stationary, keep them in one drawer and return them to that drawer after use. Keep remotes in a basket near the television. Keep all cleaning supplies in one cabinet. By doing this, you’ll know where to look when you need something.
Just 3 things
Every time you enter a room, try to put at least three things away. This way, you’ll know that the rooms are steadily becoming tidier without you even having to put much effort into doing it.
Anything you don’t need, get rid of. There is no point having useless objects cluttering up your home for the sake of it. What would you rather have: storage space for things you know you’ll use, or lack of space because it’s being taken up by unused items?
Store it wisely
Rather than buying storage boxes before you’ve decluttered, remove any disorder first, and then buy the necessary boxes. You might even find some storage boxes while you’re tidying, which saves you money!
Put goals in writing
Write daily lists of things you want to accomplish that day, whether it’s cooking, cleaning, shopping, or any other task.
Add it to the calendar
Delegate a certain day to each chore. For example, you can make all, or at least a few days, of your meals for the week on Monday, laundry on Tuesday, do a big clean on Wednesday, and go shopping on Thursday.
Get the easy things out of the way
Always do simple tasks like make your bed, sweep the floors, do the dishes and wipe down the surfaces in the morning. If you go out later in the day, you’ll feel happier coming home to a house that looks neat rather than having an untidy mess greeting you as you walk in through the door.
Never skip cleaning the dishes after a meal
No matter how tired you are, make sure you don’t simply leave them in the sink to wash later, as you will more than likely procrastinate to avoid doing them at all. Ground on leftovers are harder to shift, so get the dishes done and packed away before you settle down for the evening.
Plan what you want to make for dinner in the morning. This way, you’ll be able to check whether you need to buy more ingredients when you’re out and can get anything that needs defrosting out of the freezer in good time. This is also a great way of cutting back on the takeaways, boosting your health and your wallet at the same time!
Keep a notepad and pen in easy reach at all times. There’s nothing more annoying than thinking of a task, urgent or otherwise, that needs doing and not being able to remember it later.
These tricks, no matter how simple, all somehow contribute to making your organisational life at home so much easier to maintain. You no longer need to go to bed worrying about forgetting the mountain of things you need to do the following day.
Do you have a great way of keeping on top of your daily chores? Share your organisational tips with us in the comments below!