Do you remember how ancient Roman cities buried with debris? Yeah, the exact same thing is going to happen with your house too if you can’t keep it clean and organized.
Actually, cleaning a house isn’t technically hard! The real deal-breaker is keeping it organized. And also you shouldn’t ruin your long-cherished holidays by house cleaning. That’s definitely not a wise way to spend your holidays!
So, what should you do?
Almost nothing! Just follow this guideline.
By reading this guide, you will come to know 15 DIY tips for organizing your home without really annihilating your long-cherished holidays.
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15 DIY Tips For Organizing Your Home Like A Pro
Your house isn’t as clean as it looks. Behind those gorgeous curtains and under that comfortable bed, there’s a kingdom of invisible germs. Don’t bother about the invisible only. There is plenty of visible dust too. Research shows that an average six-room house generates 40 pounds of dust each year.
Well, it’s true that you can’t actually get a 100% germ-free house. But still, you can reduce the number at 80% only by following the tips below.
Let’s have a close look at these DIY home organizing ideas.
Do Something Everyday
Less is more!
Ignore the big picture and do something every day. Cleaning the whole house once in a week is good for neither your body nor the mind.
Instead of doing that, you might take care of one room from top to bottom each day. A sample daily house cleaning schedule might be like this –
- Monday – Washroom
- Tuesday – Living room
- Wednesday – Stairs
- Thursday – Mopping
- Friday – Vacuuming
- Saturday – Kitchen
- Sunday – Rest, rest, and rest!
This is an easy house cleaning schedule you might follow without any hassling.
The 20/10 Rule
Don’t go for the marathon cleaning on every holiday.
Because a clean-a-thon might get your house cleaned, but it will make you exhausted pretty easily. It also discourages your brain from further cleaning activity. Remember, you can do better than that!
And the solution is 20/10 Rule!
Do the chores for 20 minutes and relax at the porch swing for the next 10 minutes. It will keep you active for a long time instead of making exhausted.
You may use a timer to follow this rule accurately. In the resting period, take a sip of cappuccino or go to the veranda for fresh air.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water during cleaning. Staying hydrated is necessary to keep you fit for cleaning. This is a scientifically proven trick for organizing your home easy and fast.
Have A Weekly Home Blessing Hour
If you are a lazy one like me and don’t want to do the cleaning chores every day, you should dedicate at least one hour a week for the cleaning. Consider it as a ‘Blessing Hour’ for your home. It’s the minimum. Don’t reduce it even more!
To be honest, this is one of the best organizing hacks for small spaces. I’m fond of this trick only because it actually works great!
However, this timing also depends on your home size. Unless you have a big house (more than 5 rooms), you can follow it for purging your house.
Use Cleaning Supplies
Cleaning supplies are always the best solution to keep your house in tip-top condition faster. It’s a quicker and easier solution to organize your condo professionally without wasting time and energy. For the frequent cleaners, it’s quicker and easier.
However, you must need chemicals for doing some cleaning chores. Suppose, you’ve noticed some mold in your closet. In this case, you must clean it ASAP using appropriate chemicals. I know, you’ve done everything to prevent mold in closet, but still you may get affected! Keep it in mind!
Keep Knick-Knacks At Minimal
Take a look at your whole house. I’m pretty damn sure that there will be several things that you don’t need, at least not every day.
These items are doing nothing but increasing your cleaning chores. Try to get rid of every single item that you don’t need. You can also store away these items for the greater good.
Donate something if you have a big collection of knick-knacks. It will help you to declutter your home and brings some mental satisfaction too. Yes, it’s scientifically proven!
A 2008 study by Harvard Business School says, donating money trigger our limbic cortex and lead our life to an extremely happier state. Another study of the University of California Berkeley, shows that donating something will always make you happier.
According to WebMD, everyone feels like their life is out of control when surrounded by more things than they can manage. It leads them to a stressful life. So, you must keep your household items minimum and keep those organized by following some professional organizing tips.
What an easy solution to be happy in life!
Assign A Basket To Each Member
Cleaning the whole apartment isn’t an all-in-one journey. Every single member must assist in the cleaning process. If you share your apartment with other people, you must ask for their help in housework.
Even you can teach some quick organizing tips and tricks to the toddlers. Thus they can organize the bedroom or kitchen on their own, and your hassles will reduce drastically.
After all, you know more people mean more clutter. And, you with your two hands can’t keep it organized even though you have the best home organizing ideas. In this situation, only a single basket can rescue you.
Yes, only a single basket!
Assign a single basket to everyone and suggest them to store their wastage on that. It will reduce the hassle of cleaning the floor, bedding, or tables every day. Easy peasy!
Focus On Your “Zones”
Every house has some unique “zones” where we don’t focus unintentionally. You should find out those places and perform a thorough cleaning at least once a month.
This zone might be the kitchen corners, beneath the bed or table, the back portion of the refrigerator, upper shelves of the cabinet, etc. You must take good care of these places.
Get Rid Of Junk Mails
Don’t think that you are the only one who gets plenty of junk mails?
The New York University School of Law reports that every year 5.6 million tons of junk mails ended in the US landfills each year. But people still managed to keep their property clean from those junk mails.
Try to build a habit of cleaning the mailbox ion every morning. It will keep your mailbox clearer and also junk-free. Besides, it reduces the possibility of ignoring the important mails from the troop of junk mails.
Keep Doormats at Every Entrance
“Leave extras behind the door” – that’s the motto you should follow to keep the house clean. It means you shouldn’t enter the house with any extra knick-knacks. Get rid of those before going through the door.
Try to put a doormat both inside and outside of the front and back door. It will not only keep your house clean but also help you determine the dirt status(!) of your house. If the dirt amount of indoor mat increases, you have to clean the house ASAP.
Tips: If you clean the brick patio on a regular basis, it will save lots of your cleaning time. A cleaner patio equals a cleaner doormat and less dust on the house.
Use Rugs On Top Of Carpet
Carpet is the most high-traffic area of our house. So, it gets dirty pretty easily than any other element of the house. Using an extra rug will keep your carpet free from dust. Most importantly, the rugs are easier to vacuum or washing.
It might seem a simple upgrade, but the results are pretty amazing. If you have to clean your rug once in a month, now it will become once in a season.
Teach The Kids
Toddlers are like a tipsy tornado. And the house is under constant attack by the kids and their toys. Trying to resisting the kids from making a mess won’t work in general. Plus, it might result in an even more blusterous activity. That’s why you have to teach the kids calmly about the effect of cleaning the house.
You must keep in mind that children are mimicry in general. They are more likely to imitate whatever they see. Not only the family members, but they also follow the strangers too. So, if you can set a positive example in front of the kid, they might follow that.
Teach him some easy DIY hacks about how to declutter your home at an early age. Hopefully, it will make him/her not only a disciplined one but also a good citizen of the country.
Put It Away, Not Down
Throwing everything on the floor is the most deadly habit that you should avoid right now. For instance, you can change the habit of throwing the clothes on the bed after taking off. Rather than that, try to put these where it belongs.
In case it needs to be washed, put it in the laundry. Otherwise, make it dry and send it back to the closet again. It might be an act of a couple of minutes, but it will result in pretty big rewards.
Do Your Dishes After Every Meal
Just like keeping the dresses organized, you also should do the same thing to your kitchen. While storing the used appliance on the top of the kitchen, it will do nothing but turning the place into a real monster.
On the other hand, cleaning the dishes after every meal will keep your kitchen neat and clean always. Just pull those in the dishwasher and you are good to enjoy your time while the dishwasher is playing with the dishes.
Attack Only One Room
‘Attacking’ might seems an aggressive phrase, but sometimes the marathon cleaning sessions are not less than that. Instead of doing those marathons, try to clean your house room by room. You may start with the bedroom, then kitchen, restroom, guestroom, veranda, etc.
Thus you won’t feel exhausted by cleaning, and still, your house will remain sparkling.
Do The Messes Immediately
By taking only this single tip seriously will minimize your cleaning hassle almost in half. Cleaning up the messes instantly will cost you not more than 5 or 10 minutes. But cleaning the whole mess might take several hours if not a day.
It might look like a simple message, but you will be amazed by observing the difference it will make.
See how you can accomplish just by 15 minutes of cleaning each day?
Trust me; nothing feels as good as living in an organized house. Just do it once and you’ll be surprised by the result! Most importantly, you can use our DIY tips for organizing your home guideline as a template and customize it that suits your lifestyle.
Live tidy, be happy!