Feeling a freshhh start for winter?
There is no right way to organise a home – you have to choose a strategy that works with your lifestyle and habits. Your goal is to remove clutter, not create more storage space, otherwise you just have organised clutter!
I have three tips for home organisation
Start with decluttering
It surprises me how often people don’t even realise how much stuff they have accumulated over the years. I like to use three rules: bin, charity or sell. If you can re-purpose it then all the better! But remember, it should have a PURPOSE otherwise your clutter remains.
Don’t try to do it in one day
Why spend days on end for your spring clean when you can get ahead of the game now? Who has the focus to spend 8-10 hours organising? I know I don’t! Alternatively set aside 2-3 hours for each space. Move through your home as you have time and you will feel much more motivated!
I find people are less likely to place items in a basket with a lid. Also, if it’s on display for everyone to see then you’re more likely to keep it organised. Think laundry basket, kids playroom, pantry containers. Baskets or containers can fit on almost any shelf in the home. Add labels for long lasting organisation and help those lazy family members to keep it on track!
Make organisation a habit
It’s the best way to maintain your house with regular maintenance. Take time at the end of the day or week to tidy up. I like to make sure all my flat surfaces are clear before I go to bed – dining table and kitchen benches are a hot spot for clutter. A great tip is to place a vase of flowers on your dining table – it keeps the room looking fresh and you’ll be less likely to place items there.
If you start with these simple few steps, you’ll start to see the benefits of getting organised are endless. It will become habit and you will find your head and house will be much clearer.