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If you’re struggling to keep clutter at bay, you’re not alone.
To keep you on track we’ve pulled together seven handy organising tips and tricks that will have you feeling de-stressed in no time. Repeat after us, “tidy house, tidy mind”….
Chalkboard Paint is perfect for adding personalised labels to storage jars. The kitchen is known for being ‘the heart of the home’, so if you start here you’re sure to feel encouraged to take on the rest of the house knowing everything has it’s place.
Shelves quickly become a storage spot for books, boxes and random bric-a-brac. Overhaul your shelves, give them a good clean and style them with complementary items that are in-keeping with the style of your room. You’ll want to keep them looking perfect if you see them as part of the decoration.
A sofa with hundreds of cushions and throws draped over may feel cosy as hell but let’s be honest, it can end up looking like an unmade bed. Go for comfort, just limit your sofa accessories.
Ideally your bedside table will just be big enough to hold a lamp, a book and an alarm clock, anything else is a distraction from the decor and affects your wind-down time.
So many people spend the majority of their working day at their desk, surrounded by ever growing clutter. Start a Friday ritual where you down tools and de-clutter to stay on top of filling and clearing your space. Come Monday morning you’ll have a fresh start for the week ahead.
Try storing items by use and frequency. Everyday items should be within reaching distance and special occasion pieces up above. It can take a while to reorganise but grouping similar items so they are stored together can shave valuable minutes off your cooking time.
Encouraging children to put their toys away once they’ve finished with them is trickier than it sounds. According to professional organisers (yep, that’s a real thing!) colour coding boxes and labeling them with photos of what’s inside can make tidying up part of playtime.