It can happen to the best of us; things can build up, and the next thing you know your home is full of clutter and you have no idea where to start cleaning the mess up. Sometimes, it’s a simple fix and a bit of time and elbow grease needed in sorting unwanted items out. But, other times, a more creative approach is necessary.
Whatever your reason for needing a declutter or refresh, here are five tips to help you on your way to a fresh, clean, clutter-free life.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Sometimes, your home might feel cluttered, but in fact, you may need a bit of a refresh. One way that can immediately make a huge difference is by rearranging your furniture. By moving furniture around, you may discover that there’s a combination of placements that result in a lot more floor space.
There are two approaches you can take when it comes to new hardware. Firstly, it’s incredible the effect that replacing existing shelves and appliances can do towards refreshing your home. However, when it comes to clutter, investing in new shelving can be a quick fix in freeing up space. For example, modular shelving by way of slatwall panels has become increasingly popular in modern homes. In the past, these have typically been used exclusively in retail, turning walls into modular shelving without taking up too much floor space. If you don’t have a lot of floor space to play with, but you do have a lot of free wall space – perhaps you have high ceilings – then modular shelving could be an absolute game-changer in decluttering your home.
If you’re looking to free up some space, investing in new furniture that comes complete with built-in storage can be life-changing. These have been rising in popularity for some time now, stools that double up as storage boxes, beds that come complete with spacious draws underneath. The possibilities are endless, and soon those items that you can’t get rid of, but are taking up all of your free space, will be hidden away.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s your kitchen, office, wardrobe or bathroom. It’s always a good idea to categorise your belongings and products, this not only brings more order and structure to your home but in doing this, you’ll automatically be decluttering your home. Give each category a shelf, drawer, or compartment and stick to it. This will also stop you from scattering items around where they don’t belong in the future.
Explore Quirky Tools
From mini tin shelves and rotators that help sort your kitchen cupboards out, to foldable multi-coat hangers that create hung shelves in your wardrobe, there are plenty of quirky tools out there that will let you both organise and maximise the spaces that you have in your home. Taking a quick look at influencers who are prominent in the cleaning game will help you identify some great tips and tricks on how to improve your lifestyle. Mrs. Hinch, for example, has reached an unprecedented level of fame through her handy tips on how to create and maintain a clean and clutter-free home.