Have you ever felt constantly overwhelmed by clutter and disorganisation in your home? Or find yourself constantly fixing and tidying up but never actually feel like your space can achieve what you have been expecting for so long a time?
A cluttered and disorganised home can be a major stress factor that can add another layer of issues to your existing ones such as work and your daily grind.
If you think you don’t deserve to be in such a situation, you are not alone.
In fact, many people struggle with keeping their homes organised and it can be a never-ending battle.
Not only does a disorganised home cause stress and anxiety, but it can also lead to wasted time and money.
According to a survey by Oneflare, the average Australian spends 2.5 hours per week cleaning and tidying their home. That’s over 100 hours per year!
Moreover, when your home is cluttered and in shambles, it’s easy to lose track of important items and you end up buying duplicates or unnecessary items – which is nothing but a waste of time and add to your stress.
But worry not, because with the right strategies and mindset, you can effectively organise your home, maintain it, and stay clutter-free and happy.
To effectively organize your home and keep it that way, it’s important to develop a system and stick to it.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Start with decluttering
Get started with organising your spaces by decluttering.
Go through each room and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use.
This will make it easier to systematically organise the items you do want to keep.
Every thing in its designated place
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s important to have a designated place for everything.
This will make it easier to find items when you need them and prevent clutter from building up again.
Develop and schedule a cleaning routine
Plan and implement a cleaning routine that works for you and your lifestyle.
This may include daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
Stick to your routine to keep your home looking and feeling organised.
Find great storage solutions
Invest in storage solutions that work for your space and needs, which may include shelves, baskets, and containers.
These will help keep your items organised and make your things easy to access.
Here are some more tips on how you can arrange and organise the main areas of your home;
Start by getting rid of any unnecessary items or furniture.
Get yourself some baskets, shelves, or a media console to keep items organised and keep items not regularly used out of sight.
Use decorative boxes or trays to corral smaller items such as remote controls or coasters.
Designate a spot for items such as magazines or books, and make sure to return them to their spot when finished.
Sort through your pantry and fridge regularly to get rid of expired items and make sure you have what you need.
Use drawer organisers to keep utensils and other kitchen tools in order, and store items in zones, such as keeping all baking supplies together in one cabinet or drawer.
Make use of vertical space by hanging pots and pans or installing a hanging spice rack.
Use drawer dividers or containers to organise your toiletries and makeup.
Keep towels and washcloths neatly folded on shelves or in baskets.
Make use of the back of the door by installing hooks or a hanging organiser for additional storage and install a shower caddy to keep shampoos, conditioners, and soaps in their proper places.
Closets and Drawers
Sort through clothing regularly and get rid of anything that no longer fits or is no longer in style.
Arrange clothes by type (i.e. shirts, pants, dresses) and then by color and make use of drawer organizers to keep underwear, socks, and other small items.
Hang purses and bags on hooks or on a designated shelf.
Outdoor Spaces and Garden
Store outdoor toys and equipment in a bin or storage shed.
Keep your gardening tools in a specific and safe spot, away from reach of young children and store them neatly when not in use.
Use planters or raised garden beds to arrange plants properly and neatly.
Keep outdoor furniture and cushions clean and store them in a designated spot when not in use.
Remember, the key to organising any space is to declutter, designate a spot for everything, and regularly maintain your systems.
By following these tips, you can create a more organised and stress-free home!