Life in Dallas gets busy and it can be challenging to continually corral clutter. You can ignore it for a while, but soon, the house will be cluttered and messy. It can be so overwhelming that you may have no idea even where to start. Don’t worry! We’ve got 5 simple tips that will help you start down the path to chaos and clutter-free life.
1. Everything should have a home
When everything has a home and there is plenty of room to put things, you can always put things away as soon as you’re done with them. By doing this, you’ll always be able to find things when you need them, and things will look neat and tidy. This holds for every room in the house including the kitchen, and the bathroom.
Before you buy a new item, think about where it will go inside your home. If you don’t have a place for it to go, reconsider making the purchase. Another option is to get rid of old items before purchasing anything new.
2. Use Your Space Wisely
Using your storage space wisely is critical in maintaining a clutter-free home. This is especially important when you live in a smaller space. Keep in mind that you can use nooks and crannies in and around your home to strategically store different items.
Consider using creative storage options. Utilize the space under beds with storage bins, go vertical, and use hooks or shelving. Another option is to choose furnishings such as storage chests that double as seating or a table. The more creative you can be the easier it will be to find plenty of storage space and resolve your clutter issues.
3. Organize like with like
It is a great time saver to organize like items with other like items. You wouldn’t store your shows with your dishes, would you? Look around your home and you’ll probably easily find ways to store things that work well together.
4. Purge Purge Purge
Everyone has faced a huge move where they wonder where they collected so much stuff. Solution? Purge. If you’re not using it, if it doesn’t fit, if it’s old ticket stubs or simply things that you no longer need, have a yard sale or garage sale, give them away, throw them away, whatever you have to do but get rid of it. Don’t keep things that you’re no longer using. If they are sentimental, take photos and create a scrapbook or find a way to repurpose them.
5. 15 Minute Clutter Buster
Make cleaning a routine. Take 15 minutes each day and do a quick pick-up of things that are laying around. The more you do this, the easier things will become cleaning day. Imagine cleaning taking half the time because you de-cluttered for just 15 minutes a day. It’s amazing how much you can do in just a quick 15-minute pick-up.
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