Having a well-organised home can save you time, money and frustration. It’s important to share the responsibility of home organisation with the other members of your household, so that the obligation is not just down to you.
Here are some tips to help you keep a more organised home…
Declutter Your Home
Decluttering your home can really help make it more organised. The less stuff you have, the less you need to tidy.
If you declutter your home and your wardrobe, this frees up more time to spend on the things that you love doing- instead of constantly tidying up! Decluttering also helps you prepare for any changes in your life, like if you get a new puppy!
You could also reuse some of your unwanted clutter- why not try these recycling craft projects for kids?
Use Storage Hacks
Using clever storage in your home is one of the best ways to keep it tidy and organised. Use hooks on the back of cupboard doors, plate stackers, plastic bag holders and more to keep things tidy and utilise the space that you have in your home.
Storage doesn’t have to be expensive, you can even use cardboard boxes in drawers to help keep them organised- they’re not on show, so no need to spend money on it!
Keep a Diary or Calendar
Keeping a diary is not just a hack to an organised home, but to a more organised life overall. Your diary does not have to be a pen and paper diary, you could also keep track of things in the calendar in your phone.
Writing on a shared calendar also helps ease the mental load that the females in the household often carry.
This can help keep your home organised as other people can see which jobs need doing around the house and can help out. For example, you can write out what night the bins need to go out, when a subscription needs cancelling, and when bills need to be paid.
Eliminate Clutter Spots
That table in the hallway that gets post, keys, cables and just about everything else chucked on it? We all have these surfaces in our homes that seem to attract clutter and very quickly start to look messy. Junk always seems to attract more junk.
Identify these areas in your home and see if you can change things up to make sure that clutter does not end up on the surface. Perhaps you could change the table to something that has drawers?
That way, you can put the junk out of view and stop the build-up of clutter on these surfaces.
Another thing you can consider is to have small storage baskets on the surface to help keep things tidy and more aesthetically pleasing.
‘One In, One Out’
When you operate a ‘one in, one out’ policy, it means that you are keeping your possessions at one level in your house. It avoids accumulation of ‘stuff.’
You could also try and ensure that when something new is brought into your home, you get rid of something from that same category. For example, when you buy a new coat, you get rid of another one in your wardrobe. Or when your child gets a new toy, you get rid of an old toy.