How to Organize Your Home
An Organized House is a Simple, Peaceful House
"Civilization is a limitless muliplication of unnecessary necessaries." Mark Twain
It can seem overwhelming. You are in possession of hundreds, or even thousands of square feet in your home. But you have so much stuff! How do you keep it all under control? How do you find what you need, when you need it?
If you can't find things in your house, you are wasting precious minutes of your life. How can you justify spending minutes every day, which becomes hours every month, looking for your cell phone? Is this how you want to spend your life? When your grandchildren ask you to tell them about the year 2010, will you say, "Well, I spent most of the year trying to find my keys...."?
Having a simple life means having less stuff, especially useless clutter. A simple life is a life surrounded by only things that make us feel good or serve a purpose in our life. A simple life means that your precious moments are spent in a worthwhile way.
It's not easy to achieve an organized house, and it may take some practice to keep it this way, but you can do it. Keeping an organized home can help you in so many ways:
- An organized home is one where you can find what you want quickly.
- It allows you to be in charge of your possessions, not the other way around.
- It aids in housecleaning. How easy is it to dust a shelf when there's almost nothing on it? How easy is it to vacuum a floor that's mostly empty?
- It assures that the time you spend in your house will be valuable, not spent on pointless busy work.
Visit the following pages to learn more.
- What is an Organized House?
- Starting From Scratch
- Tips for the Whole House
- Filing Cabinets
- Gifts: Buying and Receiving
- Master Calendar