How To Organise Your Space In Three Simple Steps
by Rebecca Armstrong
If you want to have a good old clear out but are not sure where to start, we’ll reveal how to organise your living space in three simple steps. Keeping your home clutter-free not only makes dusting and cleaning so much easier, it can also help to make your mind clutter-free and could even reduce stress and anxiety.
1. Get rid of anything you have not used or worn in the last year
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris
Go through your drawers and cupboards in every room and if you find anything you have not used in the last 12 months, then put it in a pile to give to charity. Why 12 months? Well, this covers all four seasons, so if you haven’t worn that jumper at all last winter, you’re unlikely to wear it next winter, either.
This is probably the hardest part of organising, as it’s never easy to throw out (or give away) our possessions. Just keep focusing on how tidy and clutter-free your house will be in the end!
It can be helpful to take one room, or even one section of a room, at a time. For example, start in the bathroom cabinets and finish this area before moving onto the kitchen or the living room. This way, you can complete your de-clutter in manageable chunks and reduce the risk of feeling overwhelmed.
2. Create extra storage space with floating shelves
Having a cluttered home isn’t always down to having excess ‘stuff’. Not having enough storage space to put those essential possessions can make a space feel untidy and unwelcoming.
are a great way to add more storage space to your home, as they make use of previously unused wall space. Add floating shelves to your kitchen for somewhere to stack your plates and bowls (add hooks underneath for bonus storage space for your mugs) and to your bathroom to store your towels – an easy way to help organise your space.
also look beautiful filled with books and pictures and make a great focal point on an otherwise boring wall.
3. Baskets and storage boxes are your friends
Using a basket or box to store smaller items in your cupboards or on your oak floating shelves not only looks great, but will also help you to organise your space more effectively.
For example, a basket in your kitchen cupboard filled with all of your baking goodies, such as vanilla essence and cookie cutters, will enable you to have more items in a smaller space and will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for when you’re baking a cake.
Decluttering your home will help you to feel more relaxed and will give you a home that you will be proud to show off when family and friends come to visit.
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