If you’re anything like the rest of us, there are spaces in your house which never stay as clutter-free as you would like.
A few spaces that might immediately come to mind are that kitchen drawer, the entrance way table, and maybe your makeup station. Other areas could go as far as to include your home office, the closet area and even your pantry.
The first step to accomplishing organisation is to call them what they are: “clutter magnets”.
Well done. Next? Find some professional help.
OK, that is a little excessive so we found an article on motto, TIME’s “words to live by” sister platform, which consulted a couple of organising pros.
They explained how sorting and pairing is only half the battle, while investing in the right products will help you manage a space to the best of your ability.
Are you ready? Let’s hit it:
The Hallway / Entrance Hall
As the entrance to your home, it’s easily the drop zone for post, shoes, sunglasses, bags, you name it. But it’s also the area visitors spot first, so you really should tidy it up to make a good impression:
To corral the chaos, The Home Edit team reaches for baskets.
If you have the space, give each family member their own basket. Alternatively, a divided basket helps store everyone’s items while separating them at the same time.
Tucked beneath a bench or console, they contain the mess while keeping up appearances.
The Craft Room
Creative spaces are notoriously messy, so it’s no wonder craft rooms seem impossible to keep tidy. So how do you do it?
Divide and conquer.
Keeping the categories divided and contained is the only way to prevent craft chaos. Use clear storage such as shoe boxes and turntables so that you can easily spot the items you’re looking to use.
With everything in view, colourful supplies, like paints and markers, double as decor. Use paint markers to label each bin, and you’ll never waste time searching for a pair of scissors again.
The Bedroom Closet
The worst of the lot, when it finally comes time for you to tackle closet clutter and you’re staring down a mountain of clothing, the solution is so simple:
Good, versatile hangers.
For many, clothing hangers are an afterthought (those wire ones from the dry cleaner are fine, right?), but an affordable buy that keeps your clothing wrinkle-free and makes every morning go a little more smoothly is worth the small investment.
Sounds simple enough – but if you have no time for any of that, there’s always the naughty option.
While the trick to keeping your house organised is to give every item a place, sometimes things just don’t belong. Either they are never used, or they appear out of nowhere and are yet to be given a home.
If this is the case, pile them all into a big ol’ box, head over to a Stor-Age location near you, and pack it all away until you either need it again or have a found a suitable home for it.
Remember that clutter can lead to depression, so perhaps that’s what you should do this weekend to spruce up your home living a bit.
With 50% off your first month (thanks to us), surely that’ll make your weekend?
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