Most people love the idea of having a neat and organised home with having everything in its place and most of all, without mess and clutter. If you struggle to keep up with your home’s daily needs and maintaining its stunning appearance, then here are five ways to start living a in a clutter-free environment and get your home looking at its best again.
- Get Rid of Unnecessary Items
The first step to de-clutter your home is to sort through your wardrobe, drawers, cupboards, et cetera and get rid of any items that you know you don’t use or haven’t used since you first purchased them and either toss them in the bin, give them to a friend, or bag them up and donate them to your local charity store. This includes furniture, kitchenware, linen, DVDs, books, old clothes, shoes, et cetera. If you find it difficult to part ways with your belongings, ask your best friend or relative to help you sort through what to keep and what not to keep. Do you really need 50 recipe books or seven different types of lamps?
- Invest in a Corkboard and a Whiteboard
These are both essential for your home and will definitely keep you organised. While having a corkboard will help keep your letters, bills, and important documents in order, a whiteboard will help you to plan and manage your daily and/or weekly routine and ensure that you don’t miss the due date on your phone bill. Another great reason for having a corkboard is that it will help clear any excess papers and clutter that usually lies around on the kitchen table or in your study.
- Store Items In Their Appropriate Place
Storing your items based on where they are used and how often you use them is crucial to maintaining a clutter-free home. Try to group similar items together for instance, keep the sticky tape with a pair of scissors and near the wrapping paper, keep the plates next to or close to the bowls and keep makeup with makeup. By putting items away after you use them will help to avoid re-creating that big pile of mess you have worked tirelessly to clean up.
- Think Carefully Before Making a New Purchase
How often will I use this? Do I already have an item that is similar? Is this an essential item to own? Do I have enough space for it? It’s important to ask yourself these questions before purchasing any new item for your home as it will help prevent any more clutter from being bought into your home. Remember, what matters is how you feel about the particular item at the present moment.
- Create Good Habits
Once you have de-cluttered and organised your home, it’s important to create a list of habits that you know you can stick to in order to maintain your home’s immaculate interior. This may include tidying up the pantry once in a while, sorting through the big pile of newspapers and magazines and even keeping on top of the weekly household chores. The more frequent you incorporate your good habits into your daily routine, the less chance you will have of creating more mess and clutter. And in turn, you will be able to enjoy living in a clutter-free environment.