IS YOUR MESSY HOME MAKING YOU STRESSED?

Is your house a mess - and not the good, creative kind? Do you feel stressed when looking around your house, with a collection of products covering your counters and a to-do list that feels miles long? Clutter and disorganization can leave you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unable to focus.

As we welcome in the nice weather and prepare for Spring, many households are mentally preparing to organize their homes and destress their lives. To help you get a head start, we have created a list of five methods and items to help you get organized in your home and take back your life.

5 Methods to Get Organized

  1. Decide how you want to declutter. Some people find it helpful to set 5 minutes a day, some an hour. Some prefer to start with one room and not leave it until finished, while others like to bounce around from room to room and declutter as they go. Figure out which one of these methods works best for you and set a goal for yourself to stick to it.
  2. Label boxes. This is a great way to keep your organizing, well…organized. Have one box each for things to recycle, fix, trash, donate, and put away. Don’t waste time deciding where each item should go as you encounter it. You can come back to it later when you make your final decisions.
  3. Remove all items from a space. Once all the items are removed and the space cleaned, slowly put things back, starting with the things you know you want to keep and will use. If you find things left you’re unsure about – put them in a labeled box to decide on later.
  4. Fill a trash bag with items you don’t need. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it or worn it in a year, you probably won’t ever need to. Don’t let these items hold you down – give it the opportunity to find use in someone else’s hands.
  5. Sleep on it. Once you’ve finished sorting through your belongings, sleep on it. In the morning you can go back to your “Unsure Of” box. If you still are unsure of something – it’s time to donate, give away, or trash it.

5 Items to Help Get Organized

  1. Home Hub - Have a mess of charging cables plugged into different outlets around your home? The Home Hub is a great way to keep all your electronic “mess” neatly stored in one single location. The light up dividers are a nice touch too – they let you know when your devices are fully charged.
  2. Labeled Boxes – Great for neatly storing away those items and papers you don’t need to see every day. Put them on shelves, in closets, or under beds. There are so many options, and you can pick boxes that match your color scheme – helping you to feel relaxed in your space.
  3. Drawer Organizers – We all know about the “junk drawer” in everyone’s home. No one is ever really sure what’s hiding in there. Drawer organizers will help sort out all your items and keep them eye appealing and easy to locate.
  4. Planner – Who can get anything done without a day planner?  Use it to organize your bills, to-do-lists and goals. You can get a small one the size of a book, or a big white marker board to hang on your refrigerator or wall.
  5. Travel Gear Bag – Perfect for holding all your tech gear when at work, home, or on the go – it even has a built-in extension cord so you can always share an outlet!