9 Ways to Have a Home That is Always Organized Effortlessly

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Can you imagine what  it would be like to come home to a home that is always organized? This is achievable, and you can do it with little effort if you follow these tips.

My own home is not perfect by any means but the following advice helps me reduce the amount of time I spend organizing and cleaning each day (which gives me more time for relaxing and blogging!).

An organized home can have a positive impact on your life by reducing your stress. You will be able to relax more without fifty projects or chores you have been meaning to start staring you in the face.

If you are curious about how to achieve this quickly and easily, keep reading.

Get Rid of the Excess

The more things you have laying around, the harder it will be to maintain a neat space.

Before organizing, de-clutter each room until you are satisfied that everything you have adds value to your life. If you are saving an item “just in case”, it’s time to let it go.

Keep Cleaning Supplies In Every Room

If you have cleaning supplies wherever you will need them, cleaning up takes just a few minutes and feels less daunting.

Consider keeping all purpose spray and reusable rags “hidden” in an attractive container in each room to streamline the process.

You can also keep trash bags under the current trash liner so that whenever you take out the trash a fresh bag is waiting right there. These little hacks will add up over time.

Clean as you go

If you go to the kitchen to make some tea, wash the dishes or wipe down the counter while you are waiting for the water to boil.

This method of completing small tasks throughout the day allows you to get a lot done alongside your normal routine.

Make a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

If you are cleaning as you go, you shouldn’t have much cleaning and organizing left to do at the end of the day.

Make a cleaning schedule for larger chores such as laundry, cleaning bathrooms, and vacuuming. This way, you only have one official chore of the day and then you can relax knowing everything will get done during the week.

This will take a lot of the pressure off of you to get everything done at once. This is what keeps many of us from getting started. We feel overwhelmed by everything we have to do and this leads to us doing nothing. Avoid this by focusing on small, achievable tasks.

Make a Meal Plan

Plan out breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week using your favorite recipes and a shopping list.

This will save you money by limiting impulse purchases and save you time because you will only need to shop once a week.

For bonus points, use Walmart’s grocery pick up to save even more time and to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Don’t forget household essentials like trahs bags and dish soap, etc and check out my article on easy ways to save money on groceries here.

Pick up as you go

As you are walking through your home, take a few extra seconds to grab items that are out of place and put them where they belong.

It sounds simple, and it is. Picking up as you go keeps your home clutter free and takes very little time and energy.

Get it over with

Dreading a task? Do it first. Most tasks will take you less than half an hour if you are following your cleaning schedule and don’t live in a mansion.

Getting it over with will save you stress and set the rest of the day up for success. Now that you have vaccumed, a few more chores or errands doesn’t seem so bad.

Do the Dishes After Eating

After you are done eating, take a couple of minutes to do the dishes. Doing small amounts of dishes more frequently keeps the task from becoming overwhelming.

It also feels much better to go to bed at night and wake up in the morning with the dishes already done.

Store Items out of Sight

When organizing a room, you should be able to store everything in the area where you use it and keep it out of sight (in a drawer, etc.).

This will keep your rooms looking tidy and clean. Rooms look so much better without piles of stuff laying around.

Final Thoughts

Keeping your home organized should be about living joyfully and should not be adding extra stress to your life.

I hope that these tips help keep your household organization manageable so that you can move on to more important things.

Share your best tips and hacks in the comments below.

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9 Lazy Cleaning Hacks You Need in Your Life

You can get a clean, fresh-smelling home in no time flat with these lazy cleaning hacks.

These hacks use things you probably already have around the house so you can skip the trip to the store and start cleaning now.

Grapefruit Shower Cleaner

To get a fresh, delicious smelling bathroom fast cut a grapefruit in half. Add a bit of salt and use it like a sponge. Let it sit for a bit and rinse with water. Viola! The acidity of the fruit and the texture of the salt will remove any unwanted dirt and bacteria quickly and easily. A lemon would also work well.

Clean Your Mattress

Hopefully by the time you are reading this you are in the habit of washing your sheets regularly. Take it one step further by cleaning your mattress the next time you change your sheets.

Scrub any stains with hydrogen peroxide and a toothbrush (which can be bought in bulk from the dollar store). Apply a layer of baking soda, wait 30 minutes, and then vacuum off. Your mattress is how clean and fresh smelling.

Clean Your Blinds

Use a dryer sheet or your upholstery attachment on your vacuum to clean your blinds. This removes dust quickly and effectively.

Steam Clean Your Microwave

Microwave a bowl full of water and half a lemon for 3 minutes. When you are done, clean the microwave with a sponge a sponge and anything gross should wipe off easily.

Clean Your Vents

Use a butter knife to hold a rag sprayed with your favorite antibacterial cleaner to quickly clean your vents. This will keep your house smelling fresh and reduce the dust in the air.

Clean Your Toilet Brush

Add a bit of Pinesol or Fabuloso to your toilet brush holder. This will keep it clean, smelling fresh, and ready to use.

Clean Your Oven

Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to your oven. Let it sit overnight. Wash it out with a sponge and finish with a spritz of vinegar diluted 50/50 with water. Your oven will be like new.

Clean White Sneakers

To keep your white sneakers looking fresh easily, scrub any dirty spots with a tooth brush and toothpaste. Wash off with a damp rag or sponge and your shoes will be white as snow and minty-fresh.

Scrub Your Shower (Again)

Buy a cheap dish scrubber that has an area to fill with soap. Fill with a 50/50 mixture of dish soap and vinegar. Now you can easily give your shower or tub a quick scrubbing. Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes then rinse with water. All done.

Final Thoughts

I hope that these cleaning hacks save you time. Now you can enjoy your clean space and move on to more important things!

If you have an amazing cleaning hack we probably have never heard before, please share it in the comments below.

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