Home Organization Tips for the Living Room
Dream of Clean Challenge Week 3
Dream of Clean? Need some home organization tips for the living room? You are at Month 1, Week 3 - It's time to sort and clean the living room.
How? Declutter, Organize, Clean
First you will need to declutter - try 5 minutes a day; Your declutter list or plan will be unique to you as you only know what there is, how much of it there is, and where it is.
Then on to Organizing: Now that your shelves have been cleared of excess 'junk' - it's time to organize - keeping similar items in logical places;
Thirdly - you can Clean! Now that you've decluttered and sorted some initial items from your living room, it's time to clean. Not too tricky this time around.
Dream of Clean - Month 1, Week 3 in the Living Room
De-clutter items on visible shelves and mantles. Any items that don't add to the décor or serve a purpose can be given away, sold, or used strategically elsewhere.
It's time to be ruthless. Do you really need to keep that tacky souvenir or is it time to give it away? Maybe it is now a collectible and you can see it on Ebay? Make those decisions - why do you keep items that have no attachment, are out of date and could be used by someone else? Do you have a few of the same items which are now just collecting dust? Time to go!
Twist tie or band wires together at the back of the television where cables meet those of your DVD player, Nintendo Wii, speakers, et cetera. This makes less of a tangled mess in the back. If you have these electronic items in other places of the house - try going around and neatening cords this week.
Organize feature shelves or mantles to be attractive and not busy. Home magazines are a great inspiration for creating features in home spaces out of items you already have, such as artwork, framed photographs, and special interest or collectors items.
The tricky thing here - is not to add 'junk', but to re-arrange what you have. Perhaps, in your sorting process, you might like to update a few items, but make sure you get rid of old things first. Remember, "In one, out two!"
Wipe down electronics like your television, DVD player, and stereo with a warm, damp cloth. Make sure everything is unplugged before you do this as a precaution.
Ok- It's not rocket science, but if you've decluttered those places, sorted out junk, and maybe re-organized a few things at this stage, wipe it down and create the fresh look.
Dream of Clean Home Management Challenge
To organize your home, you need to begin one room at a time.
My latest ebook, "I Dream of Clean" helps you do that - working through zone by zone, in 3 easy steps - declutter, organize and clean. It organizes these tasks into 16 weeks and each week is already divided into daily tasks on a printable cleaning schedule.
Follow the step by step practical guide to home organization and bring your home into order with this house cleaning schedule with printable checklists.
Alternatively, complete the challenge by following the pages below and move through the steps one week at a time; Join the Home Organization Tips Ezine here to keep in touch!
Go on, Get Organized Today!