Life gets busy and it can be challenging to corral clutter. Soon, the house is cluttered and messy and you have no idea where to start. Fear Not! We’ve got 5 simple tips that will help you look like a pro and you can start down the path to a chaos and clutter-free life.
1. A Home For Everything
When everything has a home there is plenty of room to put things and you can always put things away as soon as you’re done with them. That way, you’ll always be able to find things when you need them, and things will look neat and tidy. This holds for every room in the house including the kitchen, and the bathroom.
2. Use All Your Space Wisely
An important part of knowing where everything is includes having the proper storage space. Utilize your nooks and crannies in and around your home. Choose creative storage solutions. Utilize space underneath of beds with storage bins, go vertical and use hooks or shelving, choose furnishings such as storage chests that double as seating or a table. The more creative you can be the easier it will be to find plenty of storage space and resolve your clutter issues.
3. Put Similar Items Together
It only stands to reason that if you store similar items together you’ll save space, always know where they are and have some extras. You wouldn’t store your silverware with writing implements now would you? Look around your home in a logical fashion and chances are that you’ll find ways to store things that work well together.
4. Purge Purge Purge
Everyone has faced a huge move where they wonder where they collected so much stuff. Solution? Purge. If you’re not using it, if it doesn’t fit, if it’s old ticket stubs or simply things that you no longer need, have a yard sale or garage sale, give them away, throw them away, whatever you have to do but get rid of it. Don’t keep things that you’re no longer using. If they are sentimental, take photos and create a scrapbook or find a way to repurpose them.
5. 15 Minute Clutter Buster
Make your cleaning a routine. Take 15 minutes each day and do a quick pick-up of things that are laying around. The more you do this, the easier things will be come cleaning day. Imagine cleaning taking half the time because you de-cluttered for just 15 minutes a day. It’s amazing how much you can do in just a quick 15 minute pick up.