8 Effortless ways to get Organized

It’s obviously not your desire, capability, or common sense that prevents you from finally decluttering your home — it’s the effort that’s often the major roadblock. Here’s how to change your habits and organize your space so it starts doing the work for you:


1. Label everything, even if it seems like overkill & overRated ! 

If your organizing efforts just aren’t transferring to the rest of your family, put the answers to their storage questions right in front of their faces. “Labels help everyone in your household know where things go, and also impart a sense of responsibility on each family member to put things back,”  A label is a subtle, but clear nudge toward tidiness all over your house.


2. Pair decluttering with a habit you never skip.

Creating new habits is tough, but this trick can help you succeed. “For example, if you always take out the trash on Tuesday nights, start doing a little decluttering before or afterward,”  Eventually, it will feel weird to do one task without the other, and your tidying-up efforts will become second-nature.


3. Make  the “drop zone.”

If you find your flat surfaces filling with clutter, it’s time to designate a spot for everything coming into your home. Once you get the hang of it, the piles will disappear. A dedicated spot for everyday items is the stop gap that prevents your entire home from eventually looking like a tornado hit it.

The drop zone I am referring to is a recent trend in home organizing. Also called a “drop spot,” this is a shelf, table, or other fixture located right in the entryway, and it is replacing mudrooms in many houses.

An entryway offers a home’s first impression, but it’s often covered with coats, backbacks, shoes and more. The solution? “Rearrange the coat closet in the entryway where kids can hang things,Or put a basket by the door to toss shoes inside. If the shoes can just make it inside, it can make a huge difference.”

( I have a bench at the entry way of my house so thats my drop Zone ) .as simple as that .

4. Where there’s a pile, there should be a bin.

The truth is that your clutter probably won’t ever completely go away. But, a well-placed container makes even the most random collection looks much neater, and forces you to corral unwieldy items.

“Even junk drawers need a bit of structure, “With boxes or drawer dividers, there’s no place to dump things that don’t belong.”

Throwing your stuff in a box or drawer doesn’t make it organized. “Every drawer, cabinet and shelf is a container, but consider taking it a step further by using additional containers within those storage areas to organize your things even more. Use bins, baskets, cups, tin cans, stackable bins and dividers to help keep your items better contained and visually appealing”


5. Block potential messes with something pretty.

Since it’s often too easy to just throw things anywhere, flip the script and make it harder to cause a pile-up. “Place a plant, a figurine, or a framed photo on your side tables, or add a table runner or centerpiece to a dining room table,”

When an item’s dedicated spot is the only place you can actually put it down, you don’t have to think about it, and tidying up becomes automatic.


This lamp is next to the Bench at the door way so all eyes go to the lamp n not to the bench 🙂

6. Assign each family member a bin.

As you’re noticing random items piling up around the house, it can be easier to sort them first by person than figure out exactly where they go, It’s a low-effort intermediary system that helps you tidy up quickly. And when your husband or kids are hunting for their stuff or have more time to put them away, they know exactly where to look first.

7. Get some hooks, stat.

If we had to give an organizer the “most valuable” award, the humble hook would be a strong contender for the win – and many of the professional organizers we’ve spoken to totally agree. They’re just insanely easy to use – no opening drawers, stuffing bins, or pulling out hangers. You’re going to put your stuff down somewhere, and a hook is just as easy a spot as the back of a chair or the floor (but looks much neater)..

8. Make putting things away as easy as possible.

This seems like a no-brainer, but the way homes are often designed (closets at the end of a hall, shelves stacked only in the basement) place stored items in one big pile, far away from where we actually use them.

“Your storage system needs to be handy and logical,For instance, store school supplies near where your kids do their homework. If they have to raid Dad’s office every time they need a pencil sharpener or Scotch tape, it’s not likely the items will get put back.”

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20 Minutes or Less in the Kitchen a Day !

Your kitchen can be one of the grimiest and dirtiest rooms in your home. With the clutter that seems to amass here daily, and the grime of cooking residue on stoves, counter tops and cupboards, these issues need to be addressed. There are some speedy cleaning methods of getting your kitchen spic and span with some easy to do cleaning tips.

Cleaning your place is the last thing you want to do with your free time, which is why I  will show you how to get in, get out, and get it done so you can get back to your real life.

I don’t know about you, but my sink is often overflowing with dirty dishes accompanied by the Gas stove  covered with used pans, resulting in some serious scrubbing in the kitchen. Instead of wasting time tackling baked-on grime, take 20 minutes (or less!) to get your space clean, leaving you more time for other fun things — like catching up on your favorite shows. 

Here’s my  checklist, with suggested times, for getting your kitchen clean in minutes.

Clear countertops:

Leave any appliances you use daily out on countertops and wipe clean. If your blender is only used a few times per month, it’s just collecting dust, meaning it’s time to stash. Get rid of any clutter and toss garbage in the trash. (2 to 3 minutes)

Wipe cabinets and pulls:

This is an important step in keeping your kitchen sanitary, so give your cabinets, especially handles and pulls, a quick spray with cleaner and then wipe. Don’t forget the door to the cabinet holding your garbage. (2 minutes)

Spray your Stove top:

While you’re working, give your range top a spritz with cleaner and let it work its magic while you tackle the rest of the kitchen. Don’t worry about wiping clean, we’ll get to that later. (30 seconds)

Empty the dishwasher:

Clear your dishwasher of clean dishes leaving space for all your dirty ones. And if you reposition your plates, glasses, and silverware storage as close to your dishwasher as possible, emptying the dishwasher takes minutes. (2 minutes)

Rinse dishes and place in dishwasher:

Give all those dishes in your sink a quick rinse and then load into the dishwasher. And many of your pots and pans are safe to toss in there too. (3 minutes)

Soak dishes:

If you have any dishes that are a total mess, add some liquid dish soap to your sink, plug the drain, and fill with hot water. You can also use this time to hand-wash dishes if you don’t have a dishwasher. Don’t worry about finishing those baked-on pans now, let them soak until later. (3 to 4 minutes)

Sweep the floor:

Quickly sweep your floor of debris and whisk away the mess into your garbage can. Spot clean any marks on the floor as needed with a damp paper towel. You can give your floor a deep cleaning on another day. (3 minutes)

Wipe down Stove top:

Remember how you gave your stove top a spritz with cleaner? Give it a quick swipe, getting rid of any grime. (30 seconds)

Finish pots and pans:

Finish washing pots and pans then drain sink and wipe it clean, too. (2 minutes)

Wipe fridge handles:

Spray your fridge handles with cleaner and wipe. (30 seconds)

Fold kitchen towels:

All that’s left is to do is fold your kitchen towels, straighten anything that needs it, and take a quick look at your clean kitchen! All done in less than 20 minutes!


And if you keep up with this quick kitchen-cleaning routine, you’ll find it takes less and less time every day! Dedicate a couple of minutes right when you get home, after cooking dinner, or while you’re enjoying your morning coffee just to your kitchen.

Then pick  one  afternoon once a month to really deep clean your cooking space, helping your home sparkle.


De-Cluttering your Bedroom



The process of decluttering your home isn’t always easy, and it can be downright stressful when you have to say goodbye to some of your possessions, but it’s a great idea. If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, almost certainly you’ll need to declutter in order to make your house look larger, more open and, in a word, better. When you declutter prior to sale, you’ll also make your move down the road lighter and thus easier and less expensive. 

 Many people assume that kitchen as the most important part remove away some clutters, but decluttering your bedroom is more important. That’s all because you do some important tasks in your bedroom. Keeping things tidy and neat is the initial step you need to take to remove away all clutters as well as organizing your bedroom space. Following are smart ways to cut clutter in your bedroom. check it out!

I was surprised to see the overwhelming majority of folks who say that clutter is their biggest problem in the bedroom. It seems that even the room that’s supposed to be your sanctuary can’t escape the mess of everyday life. 

To de-clutter the bedroom: (1) get rid of anything you don’t use, and (2) find storage solutions to deal with what you have left. Step-by-step plan below…

Cut clutter in your bedroom

Keep in mind that the often you remove clutter, the less time you will need to take when cut cluter in your bedroom. First of all, clean your closet through your dresser and other parts. Clean some clutters all over the room. During your declutter activity, try to place a recycle bin to make sure that you have got rid of what you’ve already read. In addition, you can also tailor it as your own habits.

Regularly declutter your clothes closet

If you are searching for the biggest culprit in your bedroom, try with the closet at first. Even if, it is often behind the closed doors and commonly occupied with clothes that no longer you wear and some clothes that never got back on the right hanger. A little habit will help you out:

  • Take for about five seconds to hang up your clothes
  • Fold and put them into the right pile on your shelves.
  • Put the dirty clothes into the basket instead of putting it in between stack on the floor.

Spending a little time can make your decluttering time way easier and less time consuming as well.

Choose the right basket


First thing you have to do to decluttering your bedroom is making sure that you already have a laundry basket in the bedroom. a laundry basket is one of the most important part to keep your bedroom neat and tidy as well. if you don’t have any laundry basket, you can opt for something that ally your bedroom décor such as sleek bin or a beautiful basket. Commit to put your dirty clothes in the basket to keep your bedroom neat and also tidy.

Make use bowls and trays to hold clutter

You bedroom tends to have some items such as earrings, knickknacks, books, watches and others. Streamline them by placing it in a tray or bowl to store those items and place it next to your bed. Instead, you can also install a mini drawer or an organizer to store them if you think tray and bowl is not an efficient way to decluttering your bedroom.

 In short Declutter the Bedroom:

  • Take everything out of the bedroom that doesn’t belong there. Remove any dishes, paperwork, loose change, etc. If possible, keep high-energy objects like TVs and computers out of the bedroom.
  • Get rid of any clothes, jewelry, or shoes that you don’t need. Be ruthless! Each thing you get rid of is one less thing to store and care for.
  • Clean all surfaces, wash sheets, and clean the floors.

Decluttering the Living Room

It can be tough keeping the living room tidy and clutter-free. There is some stuff that should be thrown out; some stuff that is very valuable but has taken the form of clutter because it is not being properly stored, or was

It can be tough keeping the living room tidy and clutter-free. There is some stuff that should be thrown out; some stuff that is very valuable but has taken the form of clutter because it is not being properly stored, or was bought and never used.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the range of items you need to store in your home’s gathering spots, look to this cohesive and clutter-free living room. Books, magazines, office supplies, and toys are cleverly tucked away without sacrificing style. Don’t go through your living room and throw everything into the dumpster at once. This may lead to strong feelings of regret and anxiety. Rather, learn how to declutter for a small amount of time a day following  these tips.

Take a look at each space within your living room. If there are piles all over your flat surface and you can’t make a case for it to stay there, it needs to go away. Make a quick sweep of all items that are hanging out in the living room that don’t belong and replace them back into their appropriate place (golf bags back in the garage, sneakers back on the shelves, gaming systems back in their bins).

Be practical with your furniture.

 Use an ottoman that doubles up as storage. That way, you give yourself the option of easily accessing items that may otherwise make your living room more cluttered.

Start with just one desk drawer.

This could be the jumble of papers or bills that should be neatly filed in a cabinet or the pile of knickknacks crammed into the coffee table’s storage space. There’s no reason to supply valuable real estate to items past their prime that are no longer of use to anyone.

Give your bookshelf a makeover.

It’s tough to get rid of books. However, if you’re not treating them with honor and respect and if they’re not beautifully displayed, today is the day to donate or recycle them. Have everyone in the family pile every single book in your home on the floor of the living room and sort them. For every four you keep, you have to take one to Goodwill or the used book store.

Use decorative containers to streamline clutter on bookshelves that straddle seating and working areas. Magazine holders mask catalogs, while woven bins and fabric-covered boxes hide office supplies.

Tackle kid and pet clutter.

Pick a location for bins that will help store the kid and pet clutter. Use bins to keep school photos, art, awards and sit down with your children after the school year and purge previous years’ contributions.

Use a coffee table with built-in storage.

If you’re struggling to find a home for various bits and pieces around your living room, use a coffee table that contains storage space – either drawers to tuck everything away, or an open shelf for your collection of books and magazines.

Re-decorate, or rather, de-decorate.

If there are too many colours in your living room, it will make it look overcrowded. A good rule of thumb (although rules are made to be broken) is to keep small rooms light, with darker colours restricted to larger rooms.

Remember, perfection is never a reasonable goal.

Small habits can make a big difference when it comes to having a calm, uncluttered space. Very few people have the energy and/or focus to spend 8 hours organizing. You’ll likely become frustrated and less efficient as the day progresses. It’s much better to spend a small amount of time on one project or space. Once you’ve decided where something is going to go—take it there. Never keep bags for charity or boxes for friends in your home to deliver later. Do it now. Finish the process. Take the bags and boxes out to the trash or recycling immediately.


The goal is to set up a space that works well for your needs. You don’t have to live in an empty home to keep it flawlessly clean all the time, but if you’re having trouble keeping the living room clean regularly, you might want to examine what you can live without and whether there’s anything you can remove to make regular cleaning easier. Organization is about creating the life and the home you want: happy, fun, warm, welcoming, and most importantly of all, a reflection of who you are as a person. That is success. 


Decluttering your Kitchen

When the majority of your time in the kitchen is spent hunting for the right pan lid, figuring out if you’ve got the self-raising flour or plain flour canister in your hand or reaching to the back of the cupboard blindly feeling round for the paper towel, you know it’s high time you got organized! The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home but when it is all cluttered it makes it much harder to actually be used as a functional space.

Not only will you feel better once this space is less junked up, you’ll also save yourself time and energy as well.Here is some of my  space-saving ideas, tips and tricks to help get you and your kitchen back in order.

Kitchens are a great place to start for de-cluttering — and you’ll feel SO much better by the end of it.



1) Old containers: Be they old takeaway containers or “useful” Bottles and jars, bring them all out from the back of cupboard and see how many you have. Then throw out at least half of them.

2) Old appliances that don’t work: Put them all on the floor and divide into those that are worth fixing (or can be fixed) and those that aren’t. Toss them away ! seriously it just takes up space !

3)Knives: Most people need only five or six good knives for everyday use. Sort yours out, dumping the not-so-good ones  and investing in a sharpener for the rest.

4)Plastic bags: Unless you use recyclable shopping bags you’re likely to have quite a few of those. Take them to the recycling bin ! 

5) Mugs and cups: If you take into account all those oddball gift mugs you’ve received you probably have an over-supply. In reality, most people need no more than 10. With the others,  put them up in a high cupboard out of the way.

6)Expired food: Check the herbs and spice shelf for ingredients that are so old they’re not worth adding to any dish. Also, dig into the back of the pantry for tinned food that may have expired, and don’t forget the fridge and freezer. Frozen food doesn’t last forever, particularly if it’s leftovers or fish where three months is the maximum duration in the freezer.

7)Odds and ends: Many people have an odds and ends drawer which is fine for throwing in those things you can’t find a home for. However, it’s not so easy to find things when there’s too much in that drawer. Try to halve the contents. Failing that, try to compartmentalize by putting similar objects in trays or tying them up with rubber bands.

8)Chipped or cracked crockery: These can be a trap for nasties and deserve to be riffed.Period!

9)Double-up implements: There are certain items in the kitchen which don’t require a back-up. These include potato mashers, soup ladles, gravy boats and flour sifters. If you have more than one of these it’s time to share with someone else. 


Decluttering Checklist  For Your Kitchen

Items you may want to get rid of, or decluttering missions to tackle in this area include:

  • Gadgets and cooking tools
  • Small appliances
  • Clear off table top
  • Clear countertops
  • Tablecloths, napkins and placemats
  • Plastic cups and water bottles
  • Zippered plastic bags, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap
  • Cabinet shelves and drawers
  • Junk drawer
  • Under kitchen sink
  • Tops of cabinets
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Pots and pans (and also match each with lid)
  • Baking dishes and sheets
  • Top and front of refrigerator
  • Recipes
  • Cookbooks
  • Restaurant and takeout and menus
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Kitchen towels and potholders
  • Plastic silverware and other take out packaging
  • Clear space to pack sack lunches
  • Lunch boxes
  • China
  • Glassware and crystal
  • Silver items
  • Party serving pieces
  • Coffee cups and mugs
  • Plates, bowls, utensils, etc.


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Why I need a Meal Planner ??

You should never have the excuse that you have nothing in the house to prepare for dinner. Like virtually anything that you need to to set up and organize, meal preparation requires some basic planning. Setting up basic systems so that you always have things at the ready and you can speed up the time it takes to get dinner on the table.

When you decide to eat a meal out, is it because you are consciously choosing to do so? Or is it because you haven’t the time or ingredients to prepare something at home? If you are like most people, it is probably the latter. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of planning, less than 15 minutes a week, you can cut back on your grocery bills, eat healthier, and feel better. All it takes is a meal planner.


Features Of A Meal Planner

A meal planner is a just a collection of items that will allow you (or any other cooking person) to get a meal on the table with ingredients that are on hand. It will have the following items:

  • A menu plan. A menu plan is what you will eat for the meals in the coming week. It will list out all the dishes that will be prepared so you can check for nutritional balance, and also take into account family schedules.
  • Recipes. The recipes portion of the planner has two purposes: it allows you to assemble the instructions for making a meal in one place, as well as provide a basis for the next portion of the planner.
  • A shopping list. The shopping list is what allows you to have the ingredients on hand to make the meals you have planned. Nothing is worse than to start a recipe and find that you have forgotten to buy a key ingredient. By taking the ingredient list from the recipes, you can ensure you have everything on hand.
  • Reminders. These instructions would allow you to remember to start dishes on time, or pull things from the freezer. If you are planning a slow cooker dinner that takes 8 hours, you need to be reminded to get it started, or dinner won’t be done on time.

Putting Together A Planner

  • I like to keep everything together in one spot. I have assembled a meal planner using basic office supplies which allows me to keep everything in one place (the front of the refrigerator).
  • I used  a sheet protector to the front of a sheet of paper . The sheet protector holds the menu plan for two weeks. For each day on the planning sheet I have a spot for any activities that are going on that might affect dinner (early evening meetings, for example); a box for the food plan, including side dishes; and a box with reminders for the next day (such as defrosting meat, or assembling the slow cooker meal for the fridge).


  • Inside the folder I have sheet protectors into which I slip the recipes for each day. This makes it easy for me to find my recipes, or to hand everything over to my husband.


  • In the back pocket of the folder I keep the shopping list for the plan, and the shopping list for the next two week period. I add items as the week passes that will need to be purchased during the next shopping trip.


  • I clip the entire folder to the front of the fridge using a heavy-duty magnet.

Using A Planner

  • The first step is to fill out my planning sheet. I list out the days as well as meal-affected events such as meetings, travel and birthdays (for which we eat out). Then I look through my recipes and pick things that fit the schedule and the season. During summer we do a lot of grilling and salads, but I save the labor-intensive food for the weekends.


  • At this point I have filled out the menu planner and have a pile of recipes. I record each recipe’s ingredients on a shopping list, then file it in the planner pocket for that day.


  • The shopping list is then double-checked against the planner board in our kitchen for things we are out of, and also compared to our pantry ingredients to see if there is anything we already have on hand.


  • With a menu planner, we are able to keep our food budget in a good place and only go out to eat when we wish to, rather than because we don’t have our acts together enough to cook. Do you have any tips for meal planning? Share below.

Decluttering your home Series

  No matter where you live or how big your home is, there are some problems that we all have. For example, all homes become cluttered at some point. It’s not something you can prevent entirely, although, if you have the time, cleaning the house daily can help.The best way to tackle the decluttering of your home, your work space, and your life is to take things  one small step at a time.  Combined, small steps will lead to big improvements that will be easier to maintain over the long-run. But even so, the problem persists. I’ve decided to put together a guide that can help you with that. In the following posts from  The Messed up home  you can find some tips that can help you de-clutter your home more easily.


This room-by-room declutter guide will take you through your home and office room-by-room with tips and tricks to declutter your home quickly and efficiently. Here’s what you need to know to declutter your home. 

1. Plan it in your schedule.

Clutter clearing can easily take up hours if you have a huge amount of clutter to clear out. My massive decluttering took me a whole week! Set aside time in your schedule and segment the task into different parts. For example, set aside X amount of hours for your wardrobe, followed by your bedroom, then your kitchen, and so on.

When I decluttered my house, I broke it down into phases: first with my room, the living room, followed by the kitchen, then my kid’s  room, the washrooms, and finally the Garden . This made the whole task much more manageable.

2. Choose a room. 

Home is where many of a bulk of our time.  So it’s no wonder that a messy house can add to daily stress, Selecting a Room is the first step to start Decluttering Or even a zone in a room, and start decluttering that room.If your rooms are too cluttered, you’ll want to simplify them.  Start by clearing off anything that is on the floors.  Throw out or donate unused things.  After clearing the floor, move to flat surfaces such as countertops, shelves, tops of dressers, etc.  Clear them as much as possible, and then move onto furniture. 

If there’s too many things to clear and you are not sure where to begin, start off with a manageable spot. If it’s your room, start off with your table. If it’s your wardrobe, pick one of the smaller compartments. Before you know it, you will be done with the area and you are ready to the next.

3. Decide on timing + level of decluttering needed.

Often times, however, tackling the clutter can seem an horrendous task if you don’t know where or how to start.  By devoting a little of your time to getting rid of the clutter in your life and maintaining things relatively clutter-free , you’ll reap the rewards of pleasing living areas, reduced stress, and a more organized and productive existence.

There are a few levels to decluttering–maybe your home is pretty neat but you need some motivation to throw out some old paper clutter, or maybe your closet hasn’t been thought about in a year and you really, really need to sort it out.  

4. Enroll the help of someone.

Many hands make light work. If it’s possible, get a family member or a friend to help out. This can be a very tedious task, especially if you have not been doing it for very long. Besides that, it’s much more fun to be doing it with others than alone.

5. Let go of things you have no use for.

In the past, my default action was to keep something just in case I needed it in the future. Over the years, it just resulted in a huge pile of junk. Not only that, I never had an occasion where I needed that thing. Now, my principle is to ask – ‘Am I going to need this in the foreseeable future?’ If the answer is no, I’ll throw it away. A lot of clutter comes from keeping things that you think you’ll use, but never do in the end.

Whenever I declutter, I will use a huge garbage bag to dump everything I don’t want. It makes it much simpler to discard stuff. You might want to try it for yourself too.

6. Finish clearing first, then organize.

Some people try to clear clutter AND organize at the same time. Personally, I feel that this isn’t very effective. I prefer is to finish clearing the clutter first (within the area), then organize the stuff inside. It’s much easier to arrange when you know what are all the things that need to be sorted. Not only that, it can be both mentally and physically disruptive to change back and forth between ‘clearing’ and ‘organizing’.

7. Make use of effective furniture and tools.

Filing systems, storage boxes, magazine files and multi-compartment wardrobes are just some of the many great tools to help you organize your stuff.  Amazon is well-known for having many furniture and accessories which streamlines organization. I particularly am a big fan of storage boxes – they provide an easy avenue to pack things in a compact manner, and the boxes fit perfectly under the bed.

8. Designate spots for common items.

I have fixed spots around my room to put commonly accessed items – such as my mobile phone, necklaces, accessories, bags and so on. These items are placed in their respective spots every time, which eliminates the need to go into a mad search for them before I leave the house each time.

9. Schedule a regular clutter-clearing session.

After you finish clearing out the clutter, schedule a quick 30 minutes session every week as a form of maintenance. your home and weed out whatever clutter has gathered in the past week. With continuous maintenance, you will get to reap the benefits of a clutter-free home.

Once you are done clearing your clutter, you might want to move to creating an inspirational home environment

10.How to Maintain Order Over the Long-Term

Once you’ve successfully decluttered, whether it be one area or all the areas mentioned above, clutter will inevitably begin to creep back into your life. You must be vigilant in weeding it out on a regular basis, or it will just take over your life again.

Set up a system to keep clutter in check. Examine the way that you do things and how things make their way into your life, and consider whether you can put together a simple system for everything, from your laundry to work projects and email.  Write down your systems step-by-step and try to follow them as best as you can.  Follow your systems and you’ll keep the clutter minimized.

Don’t slack off.  It’s easy to put things off for another day, but it’ll save you headaches in the long-run if you deal with things immediately. Throw it out, donate it, or keep it and put it in a designated area.

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