To start this of I would like to say that I am a freak when it comes to organizing. When I’m stressed, I organize, when I'm tired, I organize, when I’m bored, I ORGANIZE. Literally any state makes me want to organize. It soothes me… Below I’m going to share some tips with you on HOW I stay organized and how to keep your house looking like no one lives there…

  1. Find a place for everything. When everything has a place, it’s easier to put it back and clean up around the house because everything actually has a place where it belongs, you aren’t just throwing it in a junk drawer or leaving it on top of the kitchen counter cause you don’t know where to place it.

  2. Don’t make junk drawers. Make a category and stick to it!

  3. Throw things out. Don’t be a hoarder. Don’t keep things you don’t use or don’t like anymore. DONATE, DONATE, DONATE. Whenever I buy something new; like clothing, I donate older clothes that I haven’t worn or don’t like anymore. That way I’m not adding on to the things I own, I’m “upgrading”.

  4. Pick up after yourself constantly. You dirtied a plate, clean it. You have dirty clothes, throw it in the bin. You have a little piece of paper garbage, throw it away. You took of your pants or jewelry, place them back where they belong. PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF.

  5. Have a cleaning day and stick to it. My cleaning days are Thursdays. I do Thursdays because on Friday I usually work, head to the gym, go home, shower and get ready for shabbat. I don’t really have time to also clean on Friday and I am NOT cleaning on the weekends. On Thursday I vacuum and mop, clean the bathrooms, do all the dirty laundry, take out the trash, clean all the kitchen appliances, and clean the counters. I also throw away anything that is in the fridge that has gone bad or I know we aren’t going to eat anymore. I don’t only clean on Thursdays though, I'm constantly passing the vacuum around the house and cleaning mirrors and I do a load of laundry whenever I see its about to be to much. Apart from these minor details, I leave the big cleaning on Thursdays.