Yep, I entitled this post how to organize your room fast for a few reasons. First, organizing your home room by room is more manageable. Most of us can carve out a little time here and there, especially if we know the results will be pretty much instantaneous.
However, if you think about how to declutter your ENTIRE HOME without breaking down the task, it can be overwhelming, to say the least.
In other words, you may want to save the decluttering for a rainy day, and the last time I checked the future forecast was sunny skies for the next few years, at least from my Florida location!
Secondly, it’s the beginning of a new decade and a perfect time to get things in order.
Where Should You Start
Okay, so you’re not going to like my next bit of advice, ready for it? Always start with the hardest room first. Before you get all bend out of shape, let me explain my reasoning.
Humans are creatures that want to see results fast. It’s how we are wired, and our expectations need to be wowed…like knock my socks off – wowed! Therefore, by jumping onto your super-duper messy room first and transforming it into a masterpiece will show you RESULTS!
Yes, your eyes will be pleased, and in your day to day life, you will continue to reap the benefits. For example, if you begin by tackling your bedroom first, I guarantee you will be smiling every time you open your closet doors.
You probably will be shaving off precious time every morning since your clothes will be neat and easy to find. Don’t be surprised if you get more compliments since your wardrobe choices will improve as well.
Personally, I like to keep the clothes in my closet color coding from white to black – hey, no judging!
Now, that’s some serious motivation to jump on to your next room. Especially since you know its impact on your daily activities and that your next project won’t require the same attention.
How To Organize Your Home Room By Room The Easy Way
1. Start From Scratch
Okay, this may seem painful, but it’s really the only way to be efficient and get it right the first time. Take all your items out from their current locations. Don’t let the enormous pile of stuff on the floor, bed, or desk scare you.
Most of those items will find their way back to a cleaner and happier home soon enough.
2. Sort and Declutter
Now, I’m sure you would agree that every warrior needs the proper weapons to feel confident that they even have a chance of success.
So, as you march your way into the battlefield of overflowing junk, clothes that you haven’t worn for years for fear that they can cut off your circulation, you better be prepared.
You can use your weapons of choice or copy mine. One large trash bag for trash, a second bag for donations, and a bag for “maybes.”
The maybes are for the items that you have forgotten you owned and are excited to refind or ones that you like but haven’t found yourself using lately. Those items go in a cute bag or box and placed at the bottom of my closet.
Basically, they are placed into a probation period for a few months. If the opportunity arises for wearing the piece of clothing or using the item, they will be set free and placed back into circulation.
3. Know When To Say Goodbye
Okay, so parting with items can be difficult. I get it, but asking yourself the following three questions will help you reason why sometimes it’s best to part ways.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, toss the item in your “maybe” bag. If you don’t pull it out within six months, this confirms your feelings, and the above questions have now been updated with a new answer, no.
The jury is out, and it’s time to let it go.
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Time To Freshen Things Up
While you have the closets, cabinets or desks empty, it’s time to give them a good ‘ol wipe down and get all the dust bunnies out.
You can now see hope on the horizon, and you may even get a little excited planning for your new organized self.
Let’s Start To Organize The Room
Hang With A Plan
Here are a few ways to organize a system for your clothing, which will work for anyone. If you live in a seasonal climate and find you need more space in your closet, you can store away most of the clothing not in use until the weather changes.
You can break down your clothes by categories and then use a color-coded system like this. Hang all the dresses in one area, pants in another, and so on. Then sort each group from light to dark.
Hey, how many times have you searched for your favorite black shirt only to settle for the one you DID find. If they’re all together, how much easier would life be?
There is no need to over-complicate this process. Simply, group items that have a similar purpose together. Finding cute storage containers and dividers can help in this area.
As you can see, knowing how to properly organize your room is a little more evolved than what you initially thought, but the results are soo worth it. Since you started with the hardest project first, you are almost looking forward to tackling the next room….I said almost.
One more thing, I “try” to implement this simple rule, which helps me avoid another significant organizational overhaul in the future. If you bring in a new item into your home, one thing needs to be evicted.
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