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Keep Your Home Organized This Year With These 5 Habits

The state of your home reflects the state of your mind.

Some people might find it challenging to maintain the tidiness of their homes, especially when they're busy working and don't have someone to declutter all the mess. However, it's important to organize because it allows you to feel more in control of your space as well as improves your mental health and well-being.

So how can you maintain the cleanliness of your house? The best way is to make it a habit. But don't worry if you think that you're quite busy. Here are 5 simple habits busy people can adopt this year to keep their homes organized!

1. Tidy up during your breaks or waiting time.

We all have those moments when we're waiting for something — whether it's waiting for your meal to cook or a Zoom meeting to start. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through your phone or computer, use that time to tidy up your surroundings.

Even if it's only a 5-minute break, there are several things you can do, such as organizing your table or wiping down surfaces. Do that and you'll find that your home feels more breathable and manageable.

Read more: How to Keep Your Small Apartment Organized (10 Clever Hacks)

2. Designate a place for everything.

If you want to keep your home fully organized, there should be a place for everything, literally. Whether it's tissue paper, extension wires, stuffed toys, or a simple clip, a place must be designated for them.

If you don't have enough space, either try to put things away or invest in storage solutions that work for your home. This could be anything from drawer dividers to under-bed storage boxes to a pegboard in your kitchen.

3. Declutter regularly.

Even if you're a busy person, you should take the time to declutter your home, even if it's just once every three months. Designate one whole day to do general cleaning. Go through each of your possessions and ask yourself whether you're using it or it's just taking up space. You may be surprised at how much you can get rid of.

Read more: How to Declutter Your House in One Day

4. Make your bed every morning.

Making your bed each morning might seem like a small thing, but a tidy bedroom makes a significant difference in terms of looks and feels. In addition, this is an easy way to start your day with a sense of accomplishment. It will also inspire you to get out of bed and do more productive tasks in the morning.

5. If you can do it now, then do it now.

You may be tempted to spend more time on your phone after eating. But it's important that you clean up first. Don't wait until things get out of control, as it will just get harder to clean all those things if they pile up.

Also, try to stay on top of things with a daily cleaning routine. This way, knowing when to wash your car, fold your clothes, or do the dishes will be easier.

Read more: Apartment Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier


Keeping your home organized is about establishing simple habits that work for you and your lifestyle. And even if you think that you're not naturally an organized person, you can learn and improve your organizational skill over time. So start now and enjoy the benefits of a clean and tidy home.