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Organizing your home is as much about planning as it is about doing the actual physical work of organizing. When you sit down to make a plan about how to use your space, you need to take several factors into consideration. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you sit down to make a plan for organizing your home.
1. What is the best use of this space in my home for me? Now some spaces are obvious. You need to cook meals in the kitchen. But some spaces are not so obvious. Do you want to use that spare corner of the living room to organize your sewing projects, your book collection or your scrapbooking projects? When you are organizing your home, you need to think about what would make sense in every space of your home.
And you need to make sure that it makes sense for you. At the end of the day, you are the one who has to live in your home, not your in-laws, not your neighbors, you. So do not make decisions based on what you think someone else will say when they come into your home. Make decisions based on what makes sense for how you live your life.
2. Is organizing it this way going to make my life easier? This question should be at the forefront of your mind when you are organizing your home. Because at the end of the day, that is really what organizing your home is about: making your life easier to manage. Every organizing decision that you make in your home should make things simpler or more effective for you. If it does not, reconsider why you are making that choice.
3. What function do I want this space to serve? Creating “zones” in your home is a great way to get and keep yourself organized. When you are organizing your home, every space should serve a function. Each of those functions are “zones.” So maybe you have book zone, an arts and crafts zone for the kids, a toy zone, a game zone, a TV zone. Think about each space in your home and how you want that space to function.
This also makes it easier to get your family to put things back where they belong. No more excuses for why things are not put back where they are supposed to be. Because where to do books belong? In the book zone of course. Where do DVDs belong? In the TV zone.
Just make sure that you effectively communicate with your family about where each zone is and what belongs in that zone.
Article by Jill Borash. Organizing your home is about creating a functional, workable space for you and your family. And in order to do that, you need to plan out how you want the spaces in your home to function. Take a little time to create a plan and you will be well on your way to the organized home of your dreams. For more free home organization help, visit YourHomeIsOrganized.com