When our homes spin out of control and we feel completely unorganized, here are 7 things you can do right now to feel more organized. | intentionalByGrace.com

7 Things to Do Right Now to Feel More Organized

When our homes spin out of control and we feel completely unorganized, here are 7 things you can do right now to feel more organized.

When our homes spin out of control and we feel completely unorganized, here are 7 things you can do right now to feel more organized. | IntentionalByGrace.com

Do you ever feel completely unorganized? Like your life is spinning out of control and you need at least a week to get caught up?

Our homes are a place to lay our heads and lay our young. A place where family gathers and fellowship is shared. A place where singing and silliness mix. A place where dreams are shared and prayers are prayed.

And if we’re honest, our homes are a place of tears and conflicts. A place of tantrums and spilled milk. A place where real life happens.

When our homes spin out of control and we feel completely unorganized, it creates stress in our hearts and in our relationships.

Homemaking matters. Not for the mere sake of keeping a tidy home, but it matters because when the storms are swirling around you, your family needs a sanctuary.

You need a sanctuary.

Your family needs a place to come and be safe and be restored.

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your alters, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! (Psalm 84:3-4)

When there is no peace in your home, it’s hard to rest. Let alone sing praises to the King of Kings!

When our homes spin out of control and we feel completely unorganized, here are 7 things you can do right now to feel more organized. | IntentionalByGrace.com

Here are 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel More Organized

Have a brain dump session

When you feel overwhelmed, relying on your memory to get things done is not effective.

Grab a notebook and pen. Write down whatever comes to mind.

Make your bed

I’ve told you why I make my bed everyday.

When you make your bed, 75% of the room is already tidy!

Declutter flat surfaces

I don’t know about your house, but my kitchen counters and dining room table can pile up faster than a snowfall in Alaska. Or as my friend, Amy, says, “[Clutter] multiplies faster than a furry rodent under a full moon.”

Clutter makes for great analogies, don’t you think? That’s about all it’s good for.

Clutter begets clutter.

Clearing the piles means you’re curbing the temptation to just keep adding to it.

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Jot down a meal plan

Dinner stresses me out. And lunch. And breakfast. And snacks.

Trying to figure out what to feed my hungry boys day-in and day-out can get stressful when I don’t have a plan.

Writing out a simple meal plan can free my mind to focus on other important tasks around my home. Here is my method for meal planning here.

Do one load of laundry

When life is crazy, laundry piles up. That’s just the way it goes.

So, purpose to do just one load of laundry from start to finish.

Bonus: If you have clean laundry sitting in baskets, just eat the frog and put it all away. Just do it.

do one load of laundry and feel more organized!

Update your finances

I wanted to say: balance your checkbook. Then I realized, we don’t really do that anymore, do we?

The point remains though – get a handle on your finances by updating your budget.

Fill one box with donations

Remember all those clutter analogies? They apply here too.

Go around your home and fill up one entire box with stuff to giveaway. If you don’t love it, need it, use it, or ________ (you fill in the blank), then toss it in the box.

Don’t spend a lot of time on this. Just do a quick sweep and fill it up!

Part of stewarding yourself and your surroundings is restoring peace in your home and getting a little more organized.

Although these seven tasks won’t organize your entire home, they will help you feel more organized. At least a little bit. And feeling more organized is half the battle. The other half is just getting started.

By the way, my favorite book on clearing clutter is this book. It really is life-changing! And I did a podcast on this very topic- Episode 9: What I’ve Learned Watching Marie Kondo on Netflix.

What do you need to do today to restore peace and feel more organized in your home?

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7 Comments

  1. This is a great list. Making the bed and doing one load of laundry every day definitely play a role in making my home feel more organized. Now if I could just keep the dump all/mail area of the kitchen counter clear!

  2. I just clicked over to the book you suggest and I just finished reading it a week ago. Still working on trying to find time to do a little more mass tidying. But there is progress!

    Love the ideas. Thanks!