8 Ways to Organise Your Home

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Keeping your home tidy can feel like an ongoing battle! If you’re tripping over toys, rifling through overfilled cabinets and struggling to find things in your wardrobe, then it may be time for a spring clean. But where do you start? In this article, we show you eight ways to make your home a clean, comfortable and clutter-free zone!

1. Clean out your junk drawers

We’re all guilty of stashing items in our drawers. Over time, drawers fill up and it can be hard to find what you’re looking for. That’s why junk drawers should be cleaned periodically. Remove any items that you no longer need and relocate items that belong elsewhere, like bottle openers or highlighters. Once you’ve decided what you want to keep, use a drawer organiser to keep them tidy.

2. Throw out old baking supplies

If you did any baking during lockdown, you probably bought new biscuit sheets or mini bundt pans. Unfortunately, these items can take up space in your cabinets, making it difficult to remove or replace items without disturbing the entire contents. To avoid this scenario, throw out any baking supplies that are warped, burnt or damaged. Return the rest to your cabinets or drawers and separate them with racks so they remain tidy and easy to access.

3. Donate old clothes

It’s hard to get rid of old clothes, but if you don’t wear them anymore or they no longer fit, it’s time to part ways. Give them to a friend or donate them to a charity. If they’re too old and worn, use them as cleaning rags or throw them away. It’s probably a good idea to adopt the ‘buy one, donate one’ rule. This will help keep your wardrobe trim and easy to manage.

4. Refresh your pantry

Most people have expired items in their kitchen cabinets. This happens when we overbuy (thanks to sales) or don’t check our pantry before shopping. To avoid this, pull out all your pantry items and throw away foods that are past their due date. Return the rest to the shelves and organise them into sections. For example, canned items on one shelf and spices on another. Alternatively, use dividers or customisable shelves. This will allow you to see everything easily and avoid buying excess items.

5. Declutter your office

With many people still working from home, it’s important to keep your office space tidy. Get rid of any paperwork or files that are taking up space. Digitise them or put them in a storage locker for safe-keeping. If you need to keep them on hand for easy reference, use open shelves or filing cabinets to keep them organised. Get rid of any unused or broken printers. Lastly, tidy your drawers (see Tip 1) and relocate items that aren’t work-related. You’ll be surprised how quickly a clean, organised office can reduce distractions and boost productivity!

6. Use labelled boxes or containers

If you’ve got toys or craft supplies lying around, put them in a box and store them in your linen closet or wardrobe. Make sure you label them for fast and easy access. You can do this in the kitchen as well. Instead of keeping flour or sugar in their original bags, put them in labelled jars. Not only will this prevent spillages and deter pests, but it’ll also keep your pantry looking spick and span.

7. Store seasonal furniture

We all have furniture we use seasonally, such as trundle beds or outdoor furniture. When they’re not being used, they can gather dust and take up space. If you don’t have a garage, consider storing them in a self-storage unit. There are many sizes available, and the facility’s space calculator can help you find the right size for your needs. This will keep your items clean, secure and free of moisture or pests.

8. Hire a professional organiser

If your home is a disaster zone and you don’t want to tackle it alone, it may be time to call in the professionals. Not only do they provide an actionable plan for removing your clutter, but they can also give you strategies for keeping your home tidy in the future.

Getting your home organised is easier than you think. By following these eight simple steps you can make your home tidy and comfortable – and keep it that way all year round. However, if you have too much clutter (and you don’t want to get rid of it), consider using a small self-storage unit. Your belongings will always be accessible – and they won’t ruin the aesthetic of your newly organised home! See our blog post How to Declutter for more home organising tips or call our expert staff to find the right self-storage solution for your needs.

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