Do you feel like your home is too cluttered? It is important to keep your home neat and organized, but many people do not know where to start. That’s why we’re providing 11 small ways that you can organize your home in one day! From organizing a closet to cleaning up the kitchen, these are small changes that will have a big impact on how clean and orderly your home feels.
1. Pick Up and Put Away Clothes
One of the easiest places to start is with your clothes. If you have clothes lying around your home or waiting in the dryer to be folded, pick them up and put them away in the hamper, dresser, or closet. This little thing can make a world of difference!
2. Clean Out Your Fridge and Pantry
Another area that only needs about 15-30 minutes of your time is your fridge. Do you have spoiled leftovers from weeks ago? Toss them. Expired milk or other food products? Throw them out! Is rotten produce the culprit of odd smells? In the garbage it goes. The same can be done with the pantry, a home for forgotten food products that are past their expiration date!
3. Declutter Your Bathroom Counter
Is your bathroom counter cluttered with toiletries, hair styling products, skincare products, accessories, or makeup that have been sitting there for a while? Take a few minutes to clear the counter and put everything away in its rightful place. Having a clean countertop will help refresh the bathroom and make your home feel more orderly.
While you’re at it, you might have time to clean the sink! Even if you don’t do a deep-clean with cleaning products, at least wipe it down with a cleaning wipe or rag.
4. Sort Your Mail
Do you have a pile of mail you’ve been avoiding? Now is the time to sort it out. File away anything that needs saving, such as bills or other important documents. Junk mail can go into recycling or the shred box. Getting through the mail pile regularly can greatly reduce clutter on your table or desk.
5. Designate a Place for Shoes
If your household has a habit of haphazardly leaving shoes by the door or around the house, take some time to gather them up and create a designated space for them. One option is to place a shoe rack by the door(s) to keep shoes out of the walkway! Alternatively, use boxes, chests, or baskets as storage solutions.
6. Make the Bed
If you didn’t already make your bed this morning, take this opportunity to do so. Making the bed only takes a few minutes and it automatically transforms your living space! When your sleeping area is neat and tidy, your home will feel more organized. And how good does it feel to crawl into a made bed at the end of a long day?
7. Clean and Put Away the Dishes
Are the dishes slowly piling up on your home’s kitchen counter or in the sink? It’s time to clean and put them away! Putting away a mountain of dishes can drastically change the feel of the kitchen, and it’s a task that can be completed with a little bit of time and determination.
After you’re done with the dishes, take a moment to wipe down the counters and stove as well. Lastly, put away any kitchen appliances (such as blenders or food processors) and loose utensils to make the kitchen feel tidier.
8. Create a Donation Box
As you declutter, sort through any home goods, clothing, or accessories with the intention of donating ones you don’t need or use anymore. Make a “Donate” box and give it a designated place in your home to make it easy for when declutter time rolls around!
9. Clear the Kitchen Table
If your kitchen table or entryway table are magnets for all things clutter, this is your sign to completely clear them. Sort through every piece of clutter and put it back in its rightful place. If it is helpful, make a new rule that these clutter hotspots are now off-limits for placing mail, groceries, purses, homework, plates, and other items. If you and your household can start putting away items instead of putting them down, you can greatly help reduce clutter.
10. Organize the Kitchen Cabinets
Do your kitchen cabinets look like a tornado went through them and threw your Tupperware containers, pots and pans, and cutting boards in every direction? Organizing your cabinets can both help your home feel tidier and make it easier to find what you need in a pinch.
11. Take Out the Trash and Recycling
A new trash bag and emptied recycling bin can give your home a fresh start after an afternoon of decluttering and cleaning. Take the clutter from the day or week to the curb and enjoy the comfort of your newly organized space!
Any of these 11 small tasks can make a quick difference in your home. If home organization still sounds daunting, contact a professional organizer in your area today! Do you have any quick home organization tips or hacks? We want to hear about them! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @WhirLocal.