5 easy ways to declutter your home
Home organisation and decluttering are big news this spring. Here are some quick and easy methods to help you better organise your home and your life.
Thanks largely to TV personality Marie Kondo, best known for her cult TV show ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’, it seems like the whole world and their dog are obsessed with decluttering and organising their interiors. It is said that a tidy home equals a tidy mind, and undertaking a spring clean, and organising your space can certainly help you to feel more in control of your life. However, it also offers aesthetic benefits; luxury interior designers London claim that an organised home looks more elegant and expensive, and also allows any design features to take centre stage.
Here are some easy ways you can organise your interiors this spring.
Banish the clutter
The first and most important thing you need to do is banish the clutter. Most of us have too many belongings, so take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and get rid of anything that doesn’t have a useful purpose or that doesn’t ‘spark joy’. Take unwanted books, toys and ornaments to the charity shop, or sell them online to make a bit of extra cash. By clearing out the clutter, your home will instantly look tidier and more organised. What’s more, having fewer items on your shelves and surfaces will also make your home much quicker and easier to clean.
Overhaul your wardrobe
Continuing on the decluttering theme, the next area you should tackle is your wardrobe. Take a look through your clothes and be honest with yourself about which ones you are likely to wear again. Bag up those that don’t make the cut and take to your nearest charity shop or clothes recycling centre. Organise what’s left by colour and type of clothing (e.g. dresses, trousers), making it easy to quickly pick out an outfit in the mornings. By overhauling your wardrobe will free up space in your closet, making it much more likely that you’ll put your clothes away tidily rather than leaving them piled up on a chair in the bedroom!
Invest in multifunctional furniture
In order to have an organised home, you need to have plenty of storage – and this is where multifunctional furniture comes into its own. Items such as ottoman beds, chests that double as coffee tables, and sofas with built in storage are all great additions to any home, acting as a functional, stylish piece of furniture as well as providing you with an additional storage space that enables you to keep your belongings organised and out of sight.
Use clever storage solutions
Clever storage solutions don’t start and end with multifunctional furniture however. There are plenty of smaller storage aids out there that will help you to successfully organise your belongings. Using items such as drawer organisers for your socks and underwear, hanging hooks for your pots and pans, cable management sleeves to keep all those electrical cords tidy, and large wicker baskets to store toys and games, can make a huge difference to the look of your home.
Enlist your family
Organising your home can seem like an insurmountable job, but don’t feel like you have to tackle it all yourself. Get your family to help out by assigning each person an area of the home to work on – even little ones can get involved by assisting with simple tasks. Working together will enable you to finish your spring clean in a fraction of the time, leaving you free to concentrate on more fun family activities.
Spring cleaning and organising your home can be hugely satisfying. So, what are you waiting for? Bag yourself some clever storage solutions, grab some recycling bags and get tidying!