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Home Organization Maintenance is NOT “One and Done”

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Home organization is not a “one and done” type of thing that you will never need to do again.  It just doesn’t work like that because we live in these spaces.  It’s an ongoing process, but it doesn’t need to be a task that you dread or takes forever to complete if you create a system for maintaining your clutter and organization.

As I chatted about last week, once you have completed your organization project you will have to evaluate how it is working for you and be willing to tweak things until it works for all those who use the space.  However, once you’ve worked out all the kinks, you will find that now it is time to MAINTAIN the space.  Yep.  Maintenance is key.  Just like with your vehicle.  For your car to run smoothly, it requires a tune up and oil change from time to time, so let’s chat about how you can maintain your space and keep it in tip-top shape for the road ahead.

Daily Home Organization Maintenance Schedule
Daily Home Organization Maintenance


Keep your stations intact.  Take 10 minutes each day before you go to bed to tidy things up.  Put items back where they belong.  Sort the mail.  Toss the trash.  Load the dishwasher.  You get the idea.  Just 10 Minutes to Tidy each night will keep your home running smoothly.  (To get my weekly 10 Minutes to Tidy email, be sure to subscribe to my blog.)

Schedule Weekly Home Organization Maintenance
Schedule Weekly Maintenance


Replenish anything that needs replenishing and give it a light cleaning.  Restock the toilet paper under the sink.  Stock the fridge with kids’ favorite drinks and the snack station with the items you don’t mind them grabbing on their own.  Fold and put the laundry away, if you haven’t already done so.  Stock lunch foods and organize the kids’ clothes for the week ahead so the mornings run smoother.

Schedule bigger home organization maintenance tasks on a monthly basis
Schedule bigger tasks for your monthly maintenance


Do a deep cleaning of your space and purge anything that needs purging – especially in the refrigerator.  Vacuum.  Dust.  Put away larger items.  If you are making a donation pile as you declutter your home, run what’s in your pile to your local thrift store and get it gone, as I like to say.  Don’t let it take up space in your home or in your mind. 

Seasonal Organization Maintenance come naturally with the changing of the seasons
Seasonal Organization Maintenance comes naturally


Make transitions that come naturally with the change of seasons.  Change out those summer clothes when it’s time for sweater weather.  Put away the hoodies and pull out the winter clothes.  Ski season over?  Put the skis away and make room for your favorite Spring activities.  This not only goes for clothing and activities, but your décor.  Change up your home décor seasonally.  It’s amazing how looking at something new makes you feel better about your space.

It is not difficult to maintain your home organization, but it does take some planning.  Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date for when you will tackle specific tasks.  If you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen.  So, you pick the day.  You pick the time but make a schedule to maintain your home organization, so it stays in tip top shape and it’s ready to go when you are.

Here’s to MAINTAINING your organization and RESETTING your home and your life!


“A place for everything and everything in its place.” – Benjamin Franklin

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