Getting rid of clutter and getting organized is only half the battle. Staying organized after you’re done with cleaning up and junk removal is the key.
So You Want to Have an Organized Home
It’s a perennial task for many people.
Every year or so, we determine that this is it. This is the time we’re really going to clean up and get organized. No more clutter. No more losing things around the house. No more embarrassing piles to hide when company comes over.
And, sometimes, we manage to pull it off.
But then, after a few months – or maybe just weeks – the house, our bedrooms, the den or home office all start to get cluttered again. We start to feel that familiar fog that comes with being disorganized and surrounded by clutter and junk.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way.
What most of us have come to realize is that the cleanup and decluttering is actually the easiest part. It’s KEEPING IT CLEAN and uncluttered that’s frustratingly hard to do.
So, what’s the answer?
- Getting organized after cleaning
- Staying clean and organized after that
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place – All the Time
We understand the challenge. Human nature, kids, pets, and just everyday pressures of life can cause all of us to “drop the ball” for a while and, before you know it – BOOM! – the house, the yard, the garage are all in need of cleaning again.
Getting and staying organized is a major component of staying uncluttered. In fact, it is this strategy and approach that can help prevent much of the seemingly inevitable clutter from cropping up again.
Of course, this list is just a start, a motivator to really dig in and organize everything. And it can help set you on the right path to staying clutter-free and organized, even if your aren’t already.
According to an article at Lifehack,
“Really organized people are not born organized, they have to cultivate healthy habits, which then help them to stay organized.
So even if you think you are a very disorganized person, you can learn to be organized. From planning things, jotting things down, to ditching the unnecessary and organizing things that matter, you will become an organized person as long as you’re willing to learn and practice.”
Junk Removal Doesn’t Have to Be “DIY”
Most folks who succeed in decluttering and clearing out unwanted stuff still face another challenge – the pile of junk and unwanted debris left over.
While it may seem easy enough to take care of, but if your piles are excessively large, or you have junk items that are excessively large, you may find that you’ll need some help with that part of the project.
If you have a pickup truck and someone to help you load and unload, then you could certainly take it away yourself, if you know where to take it all (NOT the landfill).
However, not everyone has a truck or access to one. Nor is everyone of a mind to spend their day hauling junk. And some people may not physically be able to manage a project like this. In fact, it’s far more likely that you’re better off finding someone with the equipment, the experience, and the know-how to properly haul away and dispose of your junk for you.
But where do you find that someone?