It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colour and the kids are going back to school. Often, families’ lives get a lot busier when kids get back to school. The kids are getting involved in more activities that require their parents’ support or attention, which is added on top of the numerous other responsibilities these parents already have.
It might not feel like it, but these are the best times to have a system to keep your house tidy and clean throughout the year. Tidiness systems will help keep your home organized and less chaotic. This is especially important during the back-to-school season when there is so much going on. In this blog post, we will discuss why it’s a good idea to set up tidiness systems during the back-to-school season and how to go about doing it.
The Importance of Tidiness Systems
Tidiness systems are important because they help keep our homes organized and less chaotic. This is especially important during the back-to-school season when there is so much going on. tidiness systems can help reduce stress for both parents and children. They also have other benefits, such as improving productivity and helping to create a more peaceful home environment.
How to Set Up Tidiness Systems in Your Home
Setting up tidiness systems in your home can be a bit daunting, but it’s definitely worth it. Here are a few tips on how to get started:
1. First, take inventory of your home
What things do you and your family own? What areas tend to be cluttered? Where do things tend to get misplaced? Knowing what you own will help you create organizational systems for it.
2. Start decluttering your home.
Next, get rid of all the extra things that are taking up space but you don’t really need. A key step in using tidiness and organizational systems is to first get rid of the excess things that take up space but aren’t of much use to us. This will make the job of organizing much easier.
3. Categorize your existing belongings.
Now that you have gotten rid of all the excess belongings you don’t really need, you can begin categorizing your family’s things. You’ll want to group similar things together so that your systems will make thematic and intuitive sense. For example, you may make categories like hardware tools, electronics/cords/chargers, craft supplies, first-aid/medicines, toiletries, etc.
4. Create a storage system with containers & labels.
With a mental image of how you want to group your items, you can now better plan your tidiness systems. A key part of this will be using storage systems that can keep your things organized in designated spots. Your storage system could include shelves, baskets, and/or containers. While the storage systems will give a home for your things, you can use labels to help you and your family remember where things belong.
5. Establish zones in your home for different types of activities.
Now that you have a system for storing and labelling your things, designate specific use zones in your home. For example, you may want to designate specific places for eating, playing, homework, and other leisure. Having defined areas for certain activities naturally ensures that household items remain in their specified zones, which will make it much easier when it’s time to clean up.
6. Encourage your children to help with tidiness tasks and create rules for them to follow.
Now that you’ve established activity zones in your home, now create ground rules, policies, and/or responsibilities that will help keep your home in tip-top shape. These rules should be agreed upon by all members of your household and should be enforced consistently. For example, if you have young kids that can’t hang up their own coats, you might establish an area where they can lay their coats down for you to hang up for them later. This way the kids’ coats don’t make their way around your home. This will help teach them how to be organized and responsible from a young age.
7. Make a schedule for regular tidiness tasks and stick to it.
Now that you have the various tidiness rules and responsibilities established for your household, you should now create a schedule for routine cleaning and tidiness that the whole family can participate in. This will help keep your home organized and clutter-free on an ongoing basis.
Conclusion & Benefits
Tidiness systems offer a variety of benefits, such as reducing stress, improving productivity, and creating a more peaceful home environment. They can also help children learn how to be organized and responsible at an early age. If you’re looking for a way to make the back-to-school season less stressful, setting up tidiness systems in your home is a great way to do it!