If having less clutter in your home is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, here are some new habits you can implement to make your home more organized and peaceful with these clutter-busting tips.
Old habit: Draping clothes over a chair or bedroom bench.
New habit: Hang clothes up daily, and toss soiled laundry into the hamper. Resist the temptation to lay clothing over a chair when it takes only a few extra seconds to put away. This will save you time on laundry day, and give you a place to relax that’s visually pleasing.
Old habit: Hanging onto clothing that you haven’t worn for a while.
New habit: Turn all your clothes hangers backwards. As you wear an item, turn the hanger the other way so the clothes you haven’t worn are easy to identify. If you haven’t worn them for a year, consider donating them to a local charity or consigning them. You’ll have a more organized closet and more space for the clothing you do wear.
Old habit: Buying things you don’t really need just because they’re on sale.New habit: Less is more, and sale items may find their way into a junk drawer or closet. Be selective about the items you buy. It may be more economical in the long run to pay full price for something that you really need, rather than on a sale item that you may use only once.
Old Habit: Boxing up items and placing them in the garage to deal with later.
New Habit: Out of sight is often out of mind. Decide quickly whether or not you need to keep items. If they are keepers, like seasonal decor or sports equipment, clearly mark the storage boxes so items are easy to find when you need them.
Old Habit: Storing leftovers in the refrigerator and forgetting about them until they begin to look like a science project.
New Habit: Set a weekly schedule of checking containers and labels to make sure expired food items are disposed of. You’ll have more room in your refrigerator, and avoid the messy cleanup of those leftover surprises.
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