You might already have your dream home and all the beautiful décor you always dreamed of. But it can’t stay that way forever. When a home is used, clothes pile up, unintentionally or intentionally, you may hoard equipment or furniture and, if you have children, clutter is inevitable. Things can quickly get out of hand if you don’t organise your space efficiently.
From exploring multiple storage solutions to picking the ones that best fit your needs, you need to consider several factors such as the size of your family, the items they use, and how often they use them.
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6 Home Organisation Hacks for Every Homeowner
One of the best things about organising your home is that once you’re done with the task, you’d be surprised to find out the list of items you don’t want or need.
Meanwhile, for the items you do not want to get rid of [for sentimental reasons] there are many solutions. And, we’ve detailed them copiously below:
- Get Rid of Clutter
- Organise Every Corner of Your House
- Invest in Smart Storage Solutions
- Keep the Wardrobe Visible
- Minimise Open Storage
- Avoid Piling Up Things
Get Rid of Clutter
The first step to a cleaner, more organised home is a thorough de-cluttering. It doesn’t mean that you go all out and literally throw away everything. You just have to mark the things that are essentials and get rid of things that you have not used for a year and don’t intend to use.
A useful rule of thumb is to dispose or donate things you haven’t used in over a year and you don’t intend to use afterwards either. However, involve your family members in the process, and have each person sort their own materials.
You don’t want to accidentally throw away your child’s favourite toy or your sibling’s important notes. The best way to carry out this home organisation hack is to divide it into various phases. This way, you won’t be overwhelmed, or be tempted to give up in the middle. And once you’re done, you will have freed an unbelievable amount of space in your home, making it open and airy.
Organise Every Corner of Your House
The second step in our list of home organisation hacks is paying attention to every corner of your house – from the pantry to the bedroom. Make sure you have completed the first step for decluttering before jumping to the second one. Just placing your things here and there will take you back to square one.
Now, it’s time to get organised and you need to pare down all your belongings and items you want to keep. The best way to go about this step is to categorise everything by type and frequency of usage. For instance, your categories could include ‘daily-use kitchen items’ and ‘rarely used appliances’. Or something along those lines.
Once you’re done labelling, put the more frequently-used items within easy reach. Place the rarely used materials in the backs of cabinets or other storage spaces, so that they are tucked away neatly.
Invest in Smart Storage Solutions
Now that you’ve figured out how to organise your things, you need to look for ways to store them. At this point, you need a smart home organisation solution since having miscellaneous items rolling around in drawers helps nobody.
For starters, buy a few Lazy Susans for your kitchen cabinets. These spinning racks let you store multiple items and access them easily. They are perfect for storing pots, pans and spices etc.
Additionally, you should invest in drawer dividers for your cutlery. This way, the edibles won’t get jumbled up in your drawers, forcing you to rummage around frantically for those matching sets for that upcoming dinner date.
Keep the Wardrobe Visible
One of the very basic, but effective, home organisation hacks, is keeping tabs on your wardrobe. Most of us don’t know exactly what we have lying around in our closets and that can be a problem.
Here’s what you should do: empty your wardrobe and clothes drawers, and put all your clothes in one pile. If that pile is large enough to reach your ceiling fan, you have some serious decluttering to do. First things first, sort your clothes into three categories:
- Keep the clothes which you wear regularly and plan to continue doing so.
- Donate the clothes that are still wearable, but you don’t want to wear them anymore.
- Throw away any clothes which are damaged or extremely faded.
Then, like with your storage solutions, put your most frequently worn clothes right within reach. Your shoes should also be arranged in such a way that you can always see what you have.
For further assistance, navigate to our blog where we have shared some hacks to keep your wardrobe clean and fragrant.
Minimise Open Storage
Keeping your home organised also means making sure everything is clean and tidy.
Your home might have a storeroom, but there is a certain way to use it. Do not leave things lying around here and there. If you do so, it would be a sure-fire recipe for them to get dirty and ruined. Use containers, bags, boxes and other such storage items for storing your assorted items.
Meanwhile, open storage spaces such as bookshelves and racks should look elegant, organised and clean. Dust your hardcovers and paperbacks regularly, and install sliding glass doors on the shelves.
Similarly, try not to have too many decoration pieces up on open shelves. They will act like annoying dust-catchers and clutter up your space. Keep the decorations to a few select favourites that you can rotate now and then for a fresh look.
Avoid Piling Up Things
You may have taken all the measures listed above, but the work is not over yet. Effective home organisation requires maintenance, which means you need to make sure you don’t re-clutter after decluttering your home.
We would also recommend training your children and family members to follow these house-keeping techniques. This will also instil a sense of responsibility if you have young children around.
After you have gotten the hang of it, keep following these tips to make your home look as airy and neat as possible. You’ll love the feeling of well-organised and clean living space – every time you choose to step in it.
This wraps up our post on home organisation solutions that really work. If you have anything to add to the list, write to us at email@example.com.
Since you are here reading about home organisation solutions, you might also be interested in reading how to declutter your home in a weekend.
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