Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? Do you often find it difficult to keep your space organised and tidy? This is a daily struggle that so many people go through, so you’re not alone. However, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can transform your living space into a well-organised and clutter-free haven.
In this blog post, we’ll share 8 effective home organising tips that will help you declutter, create designated spaces for everything, make use of vertical space, and maintain a clean and well-structured home. If heavy lifting is part of your organising schedule, and you need a helping hand, head to the SweepSouth app or website and book a cleaning service, choosing the ‘heavy lifting’ option. A trusted SweepStar will be glad to help you for as many hours as you need.
8 Home Organising Tips For A Clutter-Free Home
1. Declutter Regularly
Regularly decluttering your home can help you get rid of items that you no longer need or use. Go through your belongings and donate or sell items that you haven’t used in the last 6-12 months. Be strict with yourself when making decisions. A good rule of thumb is – if you won’t use it in the next 3-6 months, it’s taking up space unnecessarily.
2. Use Storage Containers
Use storage containers to keep your belongings organised. Label each container so you know what’s inside, and store them in a designated area. You’ll feel less anxious seeing the same amount of items in a storage container as opposed to lying free.
3. Create A Designated Space For Everything
Assign a specific spot for everything in your home, from your keys to your shoes. This will help you avoid clutter and make it easier to find what you need. The trick is to also put everything back where it belongs instead of putting it down in the first spot you see out of laziness. You’d be surprised how difficult it is to find something a few weeks later if not in its designated space.
4. Make Use Of Vertical Space
Use vertical storage in the form of shelves to maximise your space. Hang shelves on the walls not only takes away from horizontal and other storage space, but also adds a stylish component that you can create according to your tastes.
5. Keep Your Surfaces Clear
Keep surfaces like countertops and tables clear of clutter. Only keep items that you use frequently on these surfaces. Having no clutter at all should be the ultimate goal, but clutter in cupboards and drawers is better than clutter on countertops.
6. Create A System For Mail And Paperwork
Sort incoming mail as soon as it arrives and create a system for dealing with it. Separating your paperwork into bills, invitations, other important documents, etc., not only helps with organisation, but you’ll also have an easier time finding things when need be.
7. Use Drawer Dividers
Use dividers and small storage containers in your drawers to keep items organised and separated. This will make it easier to find what you need and prevent items from getting lost.
8. Regularly Clean And Maintain Your Home
Regular cleaning and maintenance can help you avoid clutter and keep your home organised. Set aside time each week to clean and tidy up your home, or use a professional home services company such as SweepSouth to take the weight of cleaning off your shoulders. We’ve got an array of professional organising and cleaning tips we put to use at every home visited.
Once you get the hang of practising healthy organising habits, you’ll find that your thoughts become less cluttered overall, as your home does too. Take a little time to do some organising on a daily or weekly basis and give your home the treatment it deserves, so that you can enjoy the downtime you deserve.