How to Finally Stop Procrastinating and Get Your Home Organized
Published in 3.27.2019
We’ve all been there. That feeling when you’ve got a big project in front you, and all you want to do is keep putting it off and putting it off. Home organization can be that kind of project. Especially if you’ve been letting it slide, the very idea of cleaning and tidying up your home can trigger the desire for just more procrastination.
The thing is, procrastination never works in the long run
Here at Modular Closets, we know how tempting it can be to want to procrastinate when your home requires a major clean-up. That’s why in addition to our closets systems and custom storage solutions, we like to share tips and strategies to help make the organization process simpler. The good news is, if you take just one step forward in your plans to organize your home, it can help create momentum to finally make a significant positive change.
If you’re looking for a tried and true way to finally stop procrastinating so you can get your home organized, try following these 4 steps:
1. Make a Plan
The very idea of having to tackle a huge home organization project can feel overwhelming. One of the best ways to handle the situation is to make a plan where you break the big project down into multiple small chunks.
For example, instead of trying to clean your whole bedroom in an afternoon, make a list of all the specific things you need to do – for example, changing the sheets, washing the windows, sorting through the bookshelves, etc. Come up with a 7-day plan where you only have to do 1-2 tasks a day.
By making a clear plan made up of small steps that add up to a major transformation, you can make your big home organization project feel more manageable.
2. Set a Deadline
When you’re creating your plan, make sure to give yourself a deadline to help you stay on track.
If you’re working with professionals, they can help you figure out when you need to get things done. For example, if you’re planning to install a custom closet solution provided by Modular Closets, we’ll let you know when your new closet system will arrive, so you’ll have a time frame for clearing out your existing closet space.
If you’re doing the work all on your own, it’s still helpful to have a deadline. Pro Tip: be realistic in your expectations and assume “life will get in the way sometimes”. If you think a certain task might take you 20 minutes, give yourself a half hour.
3. Start a Routine
While “Spring Cleaning” might be a good time to do a major clean-up, the most effective way to keep your home clean so you never feel the pressure of procrastination again is to develop daily, weekly, and monthly routines.
Pro Tip: prioritize the tasks in your routines so that even if you can’t get to everything, you’ll be sure to do the most important tasks first.
4. Minimize Distractions
When you’re cleaning up, it can be tempting to want to check that notification that just popped up on your phone – and soon find that you’ve spent hours scrolling through social media instead of working on your home organization.
To make sure you get your home organization done, only work in blocks of 90 minutes or less, and make sure to put any possible distraction on mute until you’re done. Once you’ve completed your task, be sure to reward yourself with your favorite down-time activity – you will have earned it!
Now that you’ve decided to finally stop procrastinating and get your home organized, you might want some help from some pros. Here at Modular Closets, we offer quality closet systems that offer you all the beauty and elegance of an expensive designer at a fraction of the cost.
We’ll even give you a free closet design! Click here!