Many of us enjoy going on vacation and when you stop to think about it, why is it so pleasant to be away from home? We spend a lot of our time and a reasonable amount of money keeping the home up to date and providing ourselves with a comfortable place to live. The unfortunate reality is, however, our homes also tend to be cluttered and for many of us, we enjoy being on vacation because the rooms where we stay are simplified and uncluttered. How can you make your home as comfortable as a hotel room?
If you're planning on de-cluttering the home, the first thing that you are going to need is an overall plan. It is very important for you to have a plan such as this, as it will help you to get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. One suggestion that I would have for you is to begin the organization process in an area of the home where you tend to spend the major of your time. Although it is a good idea for you to clean the closets or garage, those are typically out of sight and are better left until later in the organizational plan.
You should also have the tools that are necessary to organize your home on hand. Have plenty of boxes and a black magic marker so that you can keep track of what is in the boxes easily. You may also want to consider hanging a pegboard in an out-of-the-way area so that you can organize some of the smaller items in the home. Peg boards tend to be one of the clever garage storage ideas but the reality is, they can work in many areas of the home to help keep you organized.
Once you have the room chosen where you will begin to do your work, it's important for you not to simply jump into the middle of the room and begin cleaning. Try to have some organization even on this level and you will find that it goes much smoother as a result. My suggestion would be to start at the doorway and to work your way around the room in a sweeping motion. Never pick up anything that you do not take care of immediately. That will allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of time and will also be inspirational, as you can see where you have already cleaned.
Once you have a room organized, the next step is to continue to have it organized for the long term. Some people find that putting a box in the corner of the room where they can place items that are no longer needed is a good idea. It helps to keep things tidy and provided you empty the box at the end of the day, you will continue to have a neat and tidy room that you will enjoy as if you are on vacation every day.