Guess what? You can declutter and organize your home all you want but unless you have systems in place to keep it that way, chances are, your space will become cluttered again.
One thing I hear so often from people I talk to or work with is how frustrating it is for their homes to become messy and cluttered again after they have worked so hard to clear the clutter and get organized.
Has this happened to you?
If you’re currently shaking your head yes, then I have the answer you are looking for: systems!
Here’s the thing, creating systems for your home doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, I think you’ll be shocked to see just how easy it is to set up systems that keep your home looking clean and uncluttered. (As long as you stick with them but… that’s a topic for a different blog post!)
First, let’s talk about what a system is.
Essentially, systems for your home are the same as routines or something you do everyday. It can be as little as making your bed every morning to folding the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer.
Regardless of what it is, the systems you set in place will be done each and every time you do a certain task.
The thing about routines and systems is that what works for me at my house, may not work for you at your house. Because of this, I give my clients the structures and help them create their own systems instead of doing it for them.
Ready to set up systems to keep your home clutter-free and clean? Here are 5 steps for you to create the most ideal systems for you!
- Pay attention to the “problem areas” in your home
We all have those spots in our home that seem to always get cluttered and messy. You know those spots. The kitchen table, the couch, shoes right in the door way. Wherever those spots are for you, take a few days to really pay attention and take notice of them. Write them down on a piece of paper and add to it as you find new spots.
My favorite thing to do: declutter! Once you have identified the spots in your home that need the most attention, clear the clutter from those spaces. Get rid of anything that isn’t used, needed or loved. Put away anything else in its home.
3. Plan your time.
Sit down and decide how much time you have to spend, each day, on your systems and routines. Honestly, most of these systems, like shredding the mail once a week, will only take a few extra minutes. Be realistic with how much time you have to commit and how much time you WANT to commit. Then go from there.
4. Pick 3 things to start with for each problem spot.
Start with 3 tasks for each problem spot. For example, the kitchen could mean focusing on doing the dishes before you go to bed, putting away groceries as soon as you get them and wiping out the fridge once a week. As you get a handle on those 3 tasks, you can keep adding to them.
5. Organize, organize, organize!
One of the best things I did was organize my kitchen. As soon as my groceries come, food gets taken out of boxes and put into containers in the cabinets. Set up organizational systems so that you know where everything goes, which will make it even easier to keep your home clutter-free!
Need help decluttering, setting up systems and living life authentically? Book a call and let’s chat! My 1:1 coaching program is the perfect way to accomplish these goals!