We all do it. We make New Year’s resolutions that we want to stick to but they simply aren’t realistic. On the other hand, some people make realistic goals but don’t take any steps towards actually fulfilling them. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing debt, but why not make it a goal to get the house in order?
An organized house makes everything easier. Here are six tips from the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston and Medfield to get the year off to an organized start!
Make a List
Make a list of everything that needs to get done. From organizing the master closet, painting the office, to cleaning the entryway, think about how long each task will take and create a general timeline. Pick a few things to complete every week or month.
Instead of trying to tackle a huge task in January, go with a few small ones. Being able to cross a few things off of your list at the beginning of the year will feel good, and give you the motivation to keep going.
Tackle One Room at a Time
Instead of jumping from room to room, try focusing on one at a time. Since a room usually has to get messier before it gets clean, it’s easier to keep it confined to one room.
Staying organized is hard to do without the necessary organizational tools. Your closet is more likely to stay organized with labeled bins, drawers, and more to keep everything in its place and with easy access. From the office to the kitchen pantry, make sure that every item has a place of its own.
Create Visual Reminders
Having a chart, schedule, or sticky note with your resolutions on them will act as great visual reminders of your goals. They will also provide constant motivation.
Celebrate Your Success
If your goals were achieved, treat yourself to something at the end of the month. It can be something as small as a cup of coffee or a nice dinner out with friends.
Ready to get organized? Give the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts in Boston, MA a call to set up a free in-home consultation and get your home ready for the New Year!
Originally posted on January 2016. Updated in 2018.