Tidy house, tidy mind, we’ve all heard the saying. But for how many of us is it the truth? Busy jobs and busy home lives can make it difficult to keep on top of things, which can create a bit of mess in your home. It can be a challenge to get yourself organised, but achieving this will help you to regain control for a more harmonious home.
Get your home organised with some of the following tips.
Get a calendar going
Do you always forget birthdays or let important dates sneak up on you last minute? Perhaps it’s time to get a calendar. You’ve got a couple of options for your calendar, including an online calendar you can sync everyone’s phones too, or even a classic wall calendar you can keep in the kitchen to remind you of all the important dates that are coming up. Start filling it in and using it properly to help you stay on top of all of those key dates and appointments.
Make a cleaning schedule
Cleaning is another thing that can be difficult to stay on top of when you’re always rushing around. If you can’t afford a cleaner, then you’re going to need to make a cleaning schedule instead. You can help to create the perfect cleaning schedule by getting a list of all the tasks that need doing and then deciding when they need to be done. If you can’t afford to spend several hours cleaning on the weekend to get your home in shape, divide it up throughout the week to help you tackle a little bit at a time.
If you need some extra help keeping your home in order, take out these tips for home maintenance that helps ease the workload for a cleaner, neater home.
Budget and sort your bills
Not having a good grasp of your finances can be another way to leave your home in chaos. Do you always check your bank balance in fear? Or find that your money is tighter than it should be each month? A budget planner could help you out. Using a budget planner can help you organise all of your outgoings and ensure that you know exactly when your bills are due and how much they’re for.
If some bills seem a little high, why not try bringing them down? You might be able to move to a cheaper supplier or even get a better deal from your current one to help you make some more room in your budget!
Save for the important things
Staying organised with your finances can help you plan for the bigger things. Christmas, birthdays and holidays are all things that you can plan for in advance to help you manage your finances better. By putting a little money away each month, you’ll know that these things are always covered. Using a budgeting app can also help you to squirrel away a bit of money each month so that you can save small amounts quietly that can soon make a big difference to your savings pot.
Stocking up on the essentials can stop you from running out of important things. Isn’t it annoying when there’s no loo roll in the house or you have no tea bags left? Knowing which things to stock up on and buy in bulk can help you feel more organised, and could even save you money. Getting yourself a Costco card or similar is a great idea to help give you access to bulk products, or even buying on Amazon can help make sure you’ve got everything you need.
This can also apply to more practical things like buying firewood or domestic oil tanks. If you know you’re going to need something, don’t put off buying it for another time when your finances might be tighter, get yourself organised so that you’ve got what you need, when you need it.
Plan your meals
Do you want to eat healthier, spend less and waste less food? Then meal planning could be a great solution for you. Meal planning is a good way to help you plan the weekly shop and stops you wondering what to cook for dinner each night. There are some great meal planning tips that you can use to help you get started and ensure that the food in your fridge is always used up.
Meal planning can also be a good excuse for batch-cooking meals to have at home. This can let you freeze some bits so that you can have a stash of healthy homemade ready-meals in your freezer ready to use when you’re in a hurry or you don’t feel like cooking.
Have a regular clear outA regular clear out can be the answer to keeping your home looking fresh and neat so that you don’t constantly have to worry about clutter or not being able to find anything that you’re looking for. Decluttering your home can be quite therapeutic, and make it easy for you to get rid of things that you no longer need like clothing or brick-a-brack.
There are many options available to you when it comes to getting rid of your unwanted items. While there’s always eBay or Facebook Marketplace if you want to make a bit of money from your items, you can also donate your unwanted things to charity shops - especially if they’re in a good condition. Recycling is also another option, especially for damaged clothing - H&M and TK Maxx are just two stores that will take your unwanted clothes and do some good with them.
Being more organised with your home takes some work, but it’s work worth doing to save you time and money in the long-run. Get started now by making a list of what you can do to clean up your act and your home. With a more organised home, you’ll have more time for everything else and can focus on enjoying your home instead.