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Whether you clean and organize regularly or sporadically, there always seems to be something that just isn’t right. That one thing that seems to never stay organized or a system that keeps failing your needs. These tips will help you organize your home so you can enter the New Year with a fresh new system in place.
New Year Organization Tips for Busy Moms
Moms everywhere know that the post-holiday season is one of the best for getting rid of clutter, cleaning house, and getting on track. The new year brings with it resolutions and goals, but also a bit of extra motivation. The tips below are just what you need to get on track despite your busy schedule.
Before you try to take on any sort of organizing task, your best bet is to purge anything and everything you possibly can. Everything from unneeded furniture, outdated food, down to junk papers. Getting rid of all of these unneeded things will make organizing the remaining items much easier.
Make a List
Start by making a list of all of the things you want to organize. That can be something as simple as organizing the apps on your phone to decluttering your bookshelves or maybe even dig into all of those pictures you have sitting and waiting to be used.
Having a list of things or places you want to be organized will help keep you focused when you may start to feel overwhelmed.
Pick an area to focus on and set a timer (I recommend 20-30 minutes). Designate piles for things you want to keep, things you want to donate and things you want to throw away. The goal here is to pick something up and go with your gut reaction. Place the item in the correct pile and move on to the next one.
If you take time to debate on what to do with an item, you are likely to overthink and probably (if you’re like me) end up keeping it.
It is easy to get overwhelmed if you look at organizing the whole house. Pick a small spot like a basket or a drawer and start there. Each small task you complete will build upon each other and before you know it you will have a clean and organized home. You can start with our tips on how to organize your makeup or even our tips for organizing your spices and pantry. Small will add up to big!
Using a label maker and labeling everything and everywhere will make it easier for you and your family to put things back where they belong instead of finding the items new homes. Plus, this is a super fun way to get kids involved in the organizing process if you have little ones at home and underfoot. I love the Dymo Label Maker for this!