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Get Organized at Home: 5 Simple Ways to Mess-Proof your House

Sometimes, we just can’t figure out how to get rid of clutter not just in your room but in your house altogether. You might have an overstuffed bookshelf full of unread novels. You might have pile of newspapers next to your bedside table. It is hard to clean up and organize your house especially when you’re drowning in clutter. We know it’s hard when you don’t know where to start.

Lego mess

Don’t worry. Here are some helpful tips that can help you get your house mess-proof. You just need to change some bad habits and incorporate a few clutter-busting techniques and your will be able to combat disorderliness in your house.

1. Make every person in the house accountable.
Designate a specific task for each member of your family. Have your kids make up their bed, clean out their backpacks every night next to a trash bin. Tell your husband to throw old papers straight in the thrash instead of on the table or his desk.
2. Don’t fall for freebies.
For mothers, you might be tempted to buy those grocery items that come with freebies - free pens, free sponges, free plates, free tumblers, free tote bags, and other promotional items - but ask yourself, “Do you really need it?” Just because something is free doesn’t mean that you need it. If you don’t need it, just leave the freebies behind. Same thing goes for your kids’ stuff. How many toys did you get from Jollibee or McDonald’s that end up getting broken or just being thrown away?

3. Change your “I’ll take care of it later,” mindset.
This is one of the reasons why you end up tackling piles of stuff in your house. We often tell ourselves when we put something down that we will take care of it later especially if you have a very busy day. It is not because your busy, you are simply being lazy. It only takes mere seconds to put something back in its proper place, come to think of it.
4. Make time to deal with your house mess.
Set regular time to clean the mess in your house. Let’s say 15 minutes before dinner or bedtime. Have every member of the house join in.

5. Set clutter traps.
Find out the places in your house that usually accumulate clutter. Doing so would make it easier for you to keep those areas spotless and clean. Put a hamper in every bedroom. Put a box for your toddler’s toys. Put a coat rack near the doorway. 

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