Expert Tips for an Organised Home: How to Declutter and Streamline Your Space

Tips for an organised home

Occasionally, we like to recall some of our top tips for an organised home. The simple ones are usually the best, and an organised home is a happier and more functional place. Organising can be a superpower in a complex world.

Tips for an organised home

  1. Have a plan of attack.

Don’t try to declutter your whole house in a week—you’ll exhaust and overwhelm yourself. Declutter in bite-size chunks for 30 minutes to a couple of hours. Focus on contained spaces such as a drawer, cupboard, or shelf. Arm yourself with paper and a pen to make notes of ‘actions’ and designate rubbish, recycling, and donation bags.

  1. Start with ‘storage’ areas.

Lofts, basements, and garages are prime locations to stash something quickly and avoid dealing with it. If you’re serious about clearing your clutter, start with these areas first, and then you’ll have enough space to store your needed things.

  1. Make a decision

In my industry, we say that clutter is often a result of decision delay. Deciding what to do with some items can be challenging, and it seems easier to pass them by. But pushing through that challenge is how you will see actual results.

  1. Have a place for everything.

This is one of the best tips for an organised home. Assign a permanent ‘resting place’ to every possession, especially for items that tend to accumulate in ‘clutter hotspots’. For example, if school stuff accumulates on the kitchen table, create a ‘homework’ box on a shelf for each child.

  1. Don’t walk empty-handed.

Things are constantly being used and moved in a modern home, so you must put things back in their ‘homes consistently’. The easiest way to do this is to tidy up as you move through your home. It negates the need for a big, overwhelming tidy-up, and your house will stay in order.

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