Get Organised This January

Wednesday, 6 January 2016  |  Sally

New Year, New You?
Well, the same can be said for your home!
After the festive period is the perfect time to take control of the clutter around the house and Get Organised!

ClosetMaid have come up with a few simple steps to help you kick start your home cleanse this January....

No matter what areas of your home you decide to blitz this month, it’s always important to remember a few tips when diving into a new organisation plan.

  • Clear excess from the festive period. Take down the decorations and place them in a location where accessible and ready for next year. If you have any gifts that need to be returned or put away, be sure to take care of that sooner rather than later. Did the kids get a mountain of 'stuff' for Christmas? There is only so much space in your home, so make sure you cut a deal to rid your home of forgotten toys and clothes before you stow away the new items!
     
  • Evaluate the past year. What worked well for your family? What kind of changes would you like to implement? Write these down, come up with some ideas and discuss it with your family. If everyone is on board with the new plans, you're more likely to be able to get everyone to stick to it!
     
  • Set goals. Be realistic when it comes to setting goals and resolutions for the New Year. Start with short term goals and then long term goals that can be tackled for the rest of the year. When you've achieved your short term goals, you'll feel a lot better about trying to complete the tougher longer term goals!