Tidying up your home is not something that we enjoy if we have to allocate time to do this on a daily basis for whatever reason. The biggest reason for this to happen is the fact that we tend to put things away a little carelessly which contributes to a mess being created over and over again. Therefore here are some helpful tips to point out some common mistakes that we all do when it comes to cleaning up our houses.
Not thinking the process through
First of all you need to have a clear plan on what you can do with the current situation of your house and to keep it in an orderly manner. You will need to consider factors like the comfort of family members and if or not there are kids in the house. Next devise a plan for how you can keep things put away, if you do not need them all the time. For example, large craft storage bins will work well for items like laundry, miscellaneous items that you will rarely need and even kids toys. Not thinking this part through means that you will have to keep going back and forth to find items and that will get really tiring, really fast.
Chucking a lot of different items together
Even if you are doing the organizing properly, you really need to be able to allocate different areas for different items if they are not to get messed up again. For example if you have a white cube organizer consider what you can place in there. If it is underwear, leave it only for that purpose and nothing else. If you are allocating a drawer for utensils leave it just for that only. Pushing in everything together will only create more of a mess and will not keep order in the long run.
Putting things away ignoring usage
How many times a week do you use your spice rack? Is it wise to place it behind the teapots that you hardly ever use on the top left corner of your kitchen shelf? Therefore, when you put away items do so, taking into consideration the amount that it will be need to be used. Keep everything that you will need regularly at hand while placing everything else slightly away so that they are not in the way of your daily routines. These are some of the most common mistakes that can be observed in homes when cleaning up and they are also some of the easiest to avoid at all times.