With every new year comes, at least for us, the resolution to get organized. It’s something that is definitely a lot easier said than done. But if you take the right steps and do a little bit everyday, organization for you and your home is not that far away. Below we’ll share the three things you need to do to get prepared to get organized.

Set a Goal

Say it: “My house is big enough. I have plenty of closet space and organization tools. The problem is that I have too much.” If your goal is to get your house decluttered, then set a goal and stick to it. It seems simple, but it can be hard to declutter when you start second guessing your every decision. When decluttering ask yourself things like, “Does my family use this? If so, how much? Can we live without this? Is it serving a practical purpose?” If you follow these simple guides and stick to it, decluttering your home will be a breeze.

Donate

I always hear people say, “I would love give more to a charity this year.” But do they ever follow up on that sentiment? Luckily, now is the perfect time to follow through. When you’re decluttering your home and deciding to get rid of things, don’t assume they have to go in the trash. Whey not give your unwanted clothes to Good Will? Or your child’s excess toys to Toys for Tots? This way you can get rid of the unwanted things in your home all while still getting use out of them. It’s a win-win.

Find Your Rhythm

The sooner you acknowledge the fact that keeping your home organized is not a one time event, the easier it will be to do. Organization is like hygiene. When you take a shower in the morning, you don’t scrub your skin raw thinking that this is the last time you’ll ever see water again. It’s the same concept for organization, once you accept the fact that it needs to be part of your routine, it will be much easier to keep up with.

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