It is tough to find time to keep your home organized and in tip-top shape if you are working full-time, caring for children, and enjoying any kind of social life whatever. There is little time to squeeze in to keep up with chores around the home and in the outside area surrounding your home. However, if you can create a system that helps you stay clean, it will lead to a much more enjoyable quality of life. If you are always heading off to work in a hurry or running from here to there feeling frazzled, coming home to a dirty, disorganized house is going to wear you down over time. When you are in your home, it should feel like resting space from the rest of the world. You can have some clutter around, but you need to feel comfortable and as if things are under control in your space. If a good portion of your time is looking for missing items, dealing with built up dirt, and otherwise not feeling good about your environment, you will find yourself feeling sick, both emotionally and physically. You may not need a huge collection of janitorial supplies to keep your space clean, but a few things, maybe even some things that would be a part of a janitorial supply, may come in handy.
The first thing you need to do is purge the entire house of stuff that is no longer needed. This can be a complicated process and it may take some time. You may need to work with children and other family members to help them let go of some of the things that are no longer needed. You may have your own problems deciding what should stay and what should go. You do not need to let go of everything as you may have heard from home improvement and design experts. If things make you feel good or if they have sentimental value of any kind, there is no reason why you should not hold on to them and find the right space for them in your home. However, if there is just junk lying all over the place, it should be fairly easy to toss it. Things that just accumulate like junk mail, receipts, and old clothing probably has no emotional attachment and it should be easy to get rid of. Often, the hardest part is just scheduling time to take care of the task.
Once your space is clutter free and can begin to clean it. You should plan to do a thorough, in-depth, deep cleaning of every room in your home. Schedule enough time to really get into all of the nooks and crannies that have been ignored for years and years. A fresh coat of paint or some other home improvements may be needed as well during this phase. If there are projects that you have been putting off, now is the time to handle them. The goal is to make a fresh start and get organized in a home you love and feel great about living in.