“Organizing the house”- it sounds boring, tedious and maybe even overwhelming. Most of us already dread the thought of sorting such a large amount of stuff for your home; deciding where things should go based on how often they are used or if they are needed at at all. No matter how you feel, organization is one of the most essential traits of a peaceful. household.
However, most members of the family or a household are always confused where to start organizing stuff like on what basis the arrangement should be. Should be it on pure organization only, aesthetics, storage, or just about the necessity of the item? Fear not: here are our very own tips to make your house organization a tad easier, and a lot more efficient.
Establish what you need FIRST
In life, we have a lot of essentials: be it our own food items, hygiene kits, regular clothes or common cooking ware. And as a rule of thumb, the first rule of organizing things in a house is to arrange the first things of great need upfront. This means that all of these things that one needs immediately must be in reach.
For instance, arrange dry foods on a cold and dry cupboard that is within arms reach, or arranging fresh foods and other processed foods on a refrigerator and arrange them based on how easy they rot and how most likely they are to be consumed.
Meanwhile, arrange other utilities and kits in a common area that is easily identifiable by any members of the household. For instance, assign an area where family members can get their extra soap or shampoo. Or assign an area where regular clothes are places in a common cabinet or drawer within the general vicinity of the occupant’s bed space.
Always practice caution with sensitive items
Every household has its own version of sensitive items, whether they are fragile or are hazardous in nature. And while there is a need for such items to be stored in the house, always practice organizing them with great care in mind.
For fragile items, always put them in low-lying parts to minimize the damage of them breaking or falling just in case. Meanwhile, for sharp objects such as knives and scissors, always keep them locked in a much-higher storage space where it is deemed child-proof or easy to access for unwanted visitors.
Meanwhile, other hazardous items that may be either poisonous, corrosive, or considered a chemical hazard should be kept in a much more secluded area where it is out reach of children, as well as away from essential items. Just always makes sure that the items are properly labeled and properly distributed away from each other to avoid potential chemical reactions that may arise.
Don’t neglect the aesthetics
Some modern houses and their residents have more unique approached now to their house organization, especially those with very specific hobbies. Ranging from action figure collectors, book readers, kitchenware collection: you name it.
For those hobbies to coincide with your house organization stint, invest in proper display storage cabinets or shelves to store these items. From bookshelves for books or for comics to glass cabinets or shelves for your action figures, always consider how to correlate the aesthetics of the collection to your organized house.
In addition, you can also go full-on with having a dedicated room–a hobby room per se–to display your other most-treasured items. It’s like having your own mini museum that you can share to your visitors where they can appreciate the tidiness of the house and the craft that you cherish the most.
Let go of the clutter, even if it hurts
It is one thing to let go of what you don’t need. It is another entirely to let go of those things you want but don’t need. We’re not saying throw every memory or keepsake out of the house, but it is important to differentiate the sentimental value and collectibles from the clutter
If you have watched any hoarding TV series recently, then the rule of thumb is ‘garbage’ goes first.
There is nothing wrong with owning a lot of items in your household. The question is that how the item serves its purpose and the potential health hazard that comes with stocking too much.
In summary, organizing things inside the house might be tiring, but the message is clear: it aids for a proper moving space inside the home, as well as keeping all things in order and presentable to other people. And if you’re still struggling how to kickstart that activity, why not hire Go2Girls? With our wide skillsets in general household cleaning, you can guarantee yourself with a top-down cleaning service, especially with organizing house stuff!