It’s harder to get through the day when our houses are in disarray. A straightforward task takes longer because we need to clear a space to work, or we get distracted by all the bits and pieces that are not where they should be. Everyone is guilty of this, at least every so often. There are long-term simple and effective tips for organising your home though, find out what steps you have have missed and how to achieve a tidy home.
If you haven’t explored any storage solutions, then you won’t understand their power. Storage containers and flexible tubs just slip into the decor of your home and store an enormous amount of clothes, trinkets and general ‘stuff’. Depending on what you fill your tubs with, you can keep them in view around the house as functional statement pieces or stow them away in cupboards to call upon when you need them.
You may not have thought that those bare walls could be helping you reduce clutter and improve the flow of your home. In your kitchen, have a look at your cabinet and draw space. Chances are it is those bulky pots and pans that are chewing into most of your space. Install some hooks in your kitchen so that you can hang these items, making them easy to use but asol freeing up a treasure trove of storage. You can also install some hooks in your living room for coats and hats, and some in your child’s room for toys. Put that wallspace to work!
Cull the used and unnecessary
We’re not sure what it is, but each of us suffer from that unexplained need to conserve and contain unnecessary items. This needs to stop. To make way for the things that make us happy, we must cull the things that no longer work or inspire us. You can hand these items on to charity, or waste them if they are broken or out of date. Make a day of it, and play loud music and celebrate your culling efforts after a long day of your head in the cupboards and draws.
Enlist your furniture as help
Furniture doesn’t need to have just one purpose. That’s right, your furniture could also double as a storage solution. You can buy beds that come with large drawers underneath to stow items that you may not need everyday. You could also choose a generous blanket box as a TV unit, and a chest of drawers as your side table in your bedroom. Think of smart ways to blend decor and functionality so that you can put some of your items out of the way.
Ask for a third party opinion
You may try to organise and declutter all the time, and always finish only throwing out a few items and moving a few coats to another room. You are probably in a bit of a rut, and may need a second pair of eyes to look at your home objectively and point out things that are hindering your organisation. Our homes are our pride and joy, so make sure the friend or family member you use is the right person to solicit this sensitive feedback. You may be stuck because you can no longer look at things objectively.
We’re sorry to tell you that organising your home is a lifelong battle. But you can make huge strides that will make your day to day easier, and will draw out the time in between big cleans. Storage solutions really are the name of the game when it comes to organising your home, so take a look at what is out there and start optimising the space you have.