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Great Tips To Organize Kids Rooms

Have you ever said these three words to the kids: “Clean Your Room!”? Can we keep ourselves from ever having to say this? We sure can try with some great organizing ideas for the kids’ rooms!

Think like they do! First off, before we get started with our organizing, lets try to put ourselves in the mindset of our kids by looking at the spaces we have to work with from their vantage point! This may include having toys or games on shelves or bins that are low enough for them to put back into their normal areas on their own.

Organize top to bottom! Start organizing from the bottom of the room, and work to the top. Most used toys and belongings should be kept on lower shelves, in lower drawers, or on the floor. Keep the less-used toys on high levels so there is always room to put back the more frequently used ones.

Make sure you simplify categorizing items the best you can so they don’t have to think to put items back. Using a computer printer, you can print out simple little labels to make up categories around the room that can be turned into a fun game of “matching the item to the label”!

Devise a simple checklist to make sure each section of the room is accounted for when it comes to things getting back in their place! Building small routines like this will make doing the tasks at hand seem much less stressful and it will keep disorder from becoming overwhelming! Try these simple tips today for a more organized home in between regularly scheduled cleanings or a complete organizing by professionals!

How Much Stress Can A Messy House Cause?

Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel day to day with a cloud following us around reminding us of our messy house! Messy homes and places of work leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Why does mess lead to so much stress?

1. Clutter bombards our minds with extra “to-dos” and distractions causing our senses to work overtime distracting us from what’s important!

2. A messy place makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally, continuously reminding us out work is never done.

3. Clutter makes us anxious because we’re never sure what it’s going to take to get through to the bottom of the pile along with feelings of guilt if we prolong tackling it!

4. Clutter inhibits creativity and productivity by invading the open spaces that allow most people to think, brain storm, and problem solve – making our actual work outside of home more difficult in time.

5. Clutter frustrates us by preventing us from locating what we need quickly (e.g. files and paperwork lost in the “pile” or keys swallowed up by the clutter).

Fortunately, unlike other more commonly recognized sources of stress (e.g., our jobs, our relationships), clutter is one of the easiest life stressors to fix! Here are a few ideas:

Make it fun! While you’re de-cluttering in between professional cleaning and organizing services schedule a time for yourself to clear your mind, put on some music and have at it! The more up-beat, the better! Not only will you enjoy the tunes, the time will pass faster and you’ll probably work faster than you would without the music! Live stress free in your home today with a solid cleaning and organizing plan!

Organizing & Cleaning Tips for Your Homes New Year’s Resolution

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the New Year has come and the craziness of the holidays has passed, allowing us to make or break resolutions we set for ourselves in 2016!

With the New Year come additions to our houses in the form of gifts and possibly new decorations that were added that we’ll be putting away if we haven’t already done so, needless to say we have more stuff around the house than any other time of the year.

Here are three quick organizing and cleaning tips your house will appreciate for your New Year resolution:

1. In with the new, out with the old. A good post holiday rule is that for every new item brought in, recycle or donate an old item that the new might be replacing to preserve space and keep from clutter.

2. Categorize and label. We recommend using a professional home organizing service like our own to straiten the home out but if this is something you try to take on yourself, label as many boxes and bins as you can for storage or easy access!

3. A cleaning schedule. Once all the clutter is taken care of after a good organizing, it’s much easier to maintain the cleanliness of a home. Hire a professional cleaning service to come every few weeks or mark on your calendar when you’d like to do touch-ups so dirt and dust doesn’t have a chance of taking over!

Keeping your home organized and clean will make the rest of your resolutions breeze by making for a stress free, enjoyable 2016!

5 Insider Tips From Professional Organizers

Organizing your home can be a tenuous task, especially given our modern day schedules including having school in session and holidays around the corner. Here are 5 inside tips that we as professional organizers act on when decluttering and organizing a home!

Minimize The Paper

Sorting through loose leaf paper, envelopes, junk mail, bills, receipts, catalogs and magazines alike can take much more time than most people think. We have a number of high tech resources at our fingertips today to move closer to a paper free home.

Remove Clutter, But Don’t Add Storage Space

The goal in organizing your home should be to have a little clutter as possible without needing to add storage space such as bins and baskets to hold the things that are being organized. While this is great for creating a clutter free environment, it could lead to buying even more bins if we are cluttered again!

Donating Unwanted Household Items

When organizing a home, a fun and efficient way to add to the decluttering process is to designate a box to donations. Seek out organizations such as “The Purple Heart” where you can donate clothes for example.

Label Things Around The House

Lets face it, we have a whole lot of stuff in our homes and don’t always have designated places for things like shoes, clothes, kitchen panty items and cooking utensils. Adding small post-it sized notes in closet space could make the difference when putting things away in the spot you chose for them.

Get Dividers

Dividers for drawers, closet space and shelving can help separate making for an easier time putting things away around the house and finding them when the time comes. If you know the dimensions of a drawer, a nightstand or desk for example, you can buy assorted drawer divided bins and designate each one to a different item.

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Study Finds Clean and Organized Homes Reduce Stress

The popular online blog and news network best known as ‘The Huffington Post’ conducted a nationwide survey that included one thousand participants not long ago to find out what some of the most stressful things are that everyday Americans face at home. We at QC Cleaning were surprised to find something directly related to our services in the top five stress triggers, lets take a look at what they are:

The top of the list of what people are most stressed over at home won’t come as much of a surprise to most with the busy schedules we face today. At number one 66% of people stressed over not getting enough sleep, 56% percent worried about their weight, 51% of people in the survey were stressed over not being able to pay their bills and the fourth most stressful applied to 48% of the people surveyed which was the feeling of guilt over not being productive enough at home. Now the kicker, coming in at number five on the list, 47% of the of people surveyed said that worrying about their home not being clean or organized is a stress trigger for them at home. This is nearly half of the people that participated in the study.

Is it fair to assume that most everyone in the stressed category regarding home cleaning and organization does not take advantages of services like ours? We think so! Having a professional organizer not only makes your home easier to navigate, it does the same thing for your brain in relieving stress and the same goes for a well done house cleaning!

photo credit: Helene Mayer