There’s no doubt that a tidy house equals a tidy mind. If your home is becoming swamped and overrun by clutter and mess, it can quickly become a stressful environment, especially when you spend most of your time looking for things.
If the thought of tidying up seems overwhelming, fear not, here are some simple ways in which you can get a semblance of order and organisation back into your home.
Pick A Time To Start De-cluttering And Stick To It
Don’t procrastinate; keep a day free to begin getting rid of what you don’t need. It is helpful to start in a more manageable area of the home first and slowly work your way around. It may take time to get your home back into some kind of order but spending some time de-cluttering will save a lot of time and unnecessary stress in the long-run.
Organise In Order Of Importance
Decide what you really need to keep and what you don’t. Minimise clutter by only keeping what you need. If you have not even looked at or used something for a year, unless it’s of great sentimental value, it’s time to consider throwing it out or donating it to a charity shop. If you really need to keep something, unless you use it regularly keep it in a safe place out of the way.
Same goes for clothing, if you find you have clothes in your wardrobe you forgot you even had that you haven’t worn for over 6 months to a year, ask yourself; are you going to wear them again? If not it’s time to say goodbye.
Invest In Some Bespoke Storage
Bespoke storage is custom-made storage solutions designed to specifically fit smaller and perhaps more awkward spaces. This allows you to make the most out of the space available and gives you that much-needed storage space. This instantly gets clutter out of the way, but still allows you to keep those smaller but essential things that you need but have little space to put them. It helps keep them organised and frees up space in your home.
Keep Everyday Items Close To Hand
Consider keeping items such as keys, wallets, shoes and your mobile phone in their own designated area. This prevents the mad panic in the mornings when you forget where you put them. Invest in items such as a shoe-rack, key hook, mobile phone holder and a drawer near the front door so that you have all your important belongings within reach when you need them.
Kitchen utensils such as pots and pans can be hung from the ceiling, so they are within reach but out of the way, clever use of shelving and drawer dividers can free up extra space for cutlery.