10 Tips to Help You Keep Your Home Organized Without Any Effort

by Liz Gonzales

When your home is cluttered and disorganized, putting in the time and effort that's required to make it clean and orderly can seem impossible. Whether 30 minutes or an hour, long de-cluttering jobs require a massive amount of energy.

A far better way to keep your home clean, decluttered, and organized is to focus on achieving small, simple goals. Break organizing down into small tasks, and you will almost always find it easier to achieve your goals.

From doing small tasks right now to scheduling 10 minutes per day to declutter and organize, read on to discover seven tips that will help you take control of your home and keep it clutter-free without having to put in lots of effort.

1. If it takes less than five minutes, do it now

If it takes less than five minutes, do it now
If it takes less than five minutes, do it now

How long will it take you to clean up the living room? If the answer is less than five minutes, do it right now.

Take charge and get to work on small tasks as soon as they pop onto your radar. It's far easier to commit to five minutes of work right now than to procrastinate all day until it seems more difficult than it really is.

2. Don't let your bed in a messed condition

Don't let your bed in a messed condition
Don't let your bed in a messed condition

An easy way to keep your room tidy is to make your bed after waking up. A messed bed means your room looks untidy and not inviting. Even the bed is the main piece of furniture in your bedroom so keep it tidy for a powerful starting of your day.

From my experience, when I make the bed in the first hour in the morning it reduces my one-third workload. A tidy bed is much more welcoming and relaxed to get into at the end of the day.

3. Never let your kitchen counters become cluttered

Never let your kitchen counters become cluttered
Never let your kitchen counters become cluttered

If you are trying to organize your home, a good place to begin is your kitchen counter. Since it is always noticeable and one of your home's most frequently used parts, it's a great place to start.

If you want your counter to be totally cleared, don't keep an extra jar or things on the counter. if possible then don't keep any items that are not essential (Try to keep minimal things) or keep one indoor plant, trust me it makes your kitchen more neat and clean as well as tidy. Moreover, never let your kitchen counter becomes cluttered. When something appears on top of it, clean it up then and there. Instant action is the key to effortlessly preventing clutter from developing.

4. Schedule 10 minutes per day to clean and organize

Most of us tend to habit of keeping chores for the next day or future! Day by day it becomes messier than facing is tougher than usual. whereas, It's far easier to spend 10 minutes every day cleaning up and organizing than 60+ minutes on the weekend. Set aside 10-15 minutes of steam cleaning and organizing time every day, and you'll keep your home neat, clean, and tidy.

5. Never let papers pile up on your home office desk

Never let papers pile up on your home office desk
Never let papers pile up on your home office desk

Use the kitchen counter-strategy in your home office. At the end of each day, make yourself organize all of your books, papers, and notes into folders so that your desk never has any clutter on it at the end of each day.

6. Turn clutter into cool with stylish, functional shelving

Turn clutter into cool with stylish, functional shelving
Turn clutter into cool with stylish, functional shelving


Do your books, CDs, or DVDs constantly create clutter around your home? Instead of viewing small items as a source of clutter, add functional shelving to your home and turn them into part of its décor.

7. Put things in the right place after you use them

Sometimes your habits determine whether your home is clean or messy. For example, have you wash and keep your coffee mug in right place after finishing the coffee? Even some of us don't keep the dress in the basket after taking it off, just through it on the chair and think it can be done later. Most of us just overlook these little things which obstruct our organized room. This 'I'll-do-it-later' make our task list long nothing else! So, don't keep stuff here and thereafter using.

The way to do less work effortlessly is to make the habit of keeping things such as electronic gadgets, pillows, pens, and many more in right place after using them. This will actually save plenty of time as messes tend to be difficult when left for the latter.

8. Put things away as soon as you're finished with them

The easiest way to create a mess and clutter is to leave items out after using them. From children's toys to books and gadgets, put away items once you no longer need them, and your home will never become cluttered in the first place.

9. Break de-cluttering down into small, simple tasks

Nothing is more demoralizing than looking at a cluttered, disorganized living room and estimating the amount of time it will take to clean up. Will it take you one hour or two? The better part of the morning or the entire day?

If your home is seriously messy and you need to clean up without writing off a day or more, break it down into smaller tasks. Create a cleaning to-do list and tick off a task or two per day to slowly and steadily achieve your decluttering goals.

10. Distribute the chore between family members

Though it's in the last on the list trust me this one value most. If all of you do the housework together it'll take less time. For instance, let everyone's wash the plate after finishing dinner. Let your partner or your children make their own bed. So that they also learn how to be tidy and organized.

Moreover, it has been proved, there are greater efficiency and happiness in a home where family members share household responsibilities equally.

Final verdict

Lastly, I want to say, if you want an organized tidy home then don't be lazy, try to be productive. Follow these above rules to make sure your home remains organized. After all, who doesn't know a neat and clean home is the most peaceful place after having a restless day!

About Liz Gonzales

Liz lives in a suburb in New York city.
Both of her parents are the art professors at Sate University of New York.
As such, Liz grew up with all kinds of art objects, portraits, and books laying around the home.
Liz met up with Linea through another friend in some kind of online art forum. There great minds sparkled to take their passions onto the next level @ linea.io.

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