It is so easy to find your home in a state of disorganisation and full of clutter, especially when there are a few different people on varying schedules living there. When you work and have a family to look after, sometimes finding the time to actually tidy up and re-organise every room can be hard.
Sometimes it can feel daunting knowing where to begin, but we have some great tips and tricks that will help you to keep your home clean and clutter free:
One of the biggest culprits when it comes to spreading dirt around the house is a pair of shoes. They can be worn inside and outside and end up soaking wet if its been raining. Wherever you leave them when you eventually take them off is sure to end up a bit wet or dirty and leave you needing to clean again.
The simple solution to this is to leave any outdoor footwear in a foyer or porch, this means that you are keeping any potential dirt in one room and not spreading it around the house. Shoe racks are not expensive and they allow for good air circulation, giving any wet footwear the chance to dry.
Coats and Jackets
In this chilly country, we end up wearing coats and jackets for more months of the year than not. They aren’t small and take up a lot of space, so a good way to keep your entranceway clutter free is to store them somewhere.
You can either use storage under the stairs or in any spare cupboard, or you can install some hooks or pegs in your porch. The simplest thing however, is to just buy a coat stand that can hold up to five or six coats at a time, while keeping everything tidy and in one place.
Cords and Wires
With technology taking over our homes, every room now has wires coming out of a range of different devices that make our day-to-day life easier. Too many wires can look untidy though and they can often be dangerous if they are left in an open space.
Cable organisers come in a few different forms, some are tube shaped and contain a bundle of cords to keep them tightly together, and some simply tie your cords together at different lengths of the cord. Using these simple solutions, you can attach them to a surface or wall and keep them as tidy as possible.
Toys and Games
If you have children, then the likelihood is that you will have quite a lot of toys and games in your house. It can be hard to keep on top of which toys are where and they often get left out after being played with, ready for someone to accidently trip over.
The best thing when it comes to toys and games is to store them in a box or chest, so they can be neatly tidied away and organised. If there are specific games or toys that your children play with more than others, then you can always have a “favourites” bag so they are easily accessible.
With so many bits and bobs in the kitchen, it can easily become a mess and leave you feeling like it may never be clutter free again. It is easy to take things out of cupboards, but it is just as easy to forget to put them away again.
Put the basic cooking ingredients that you use regularly in one easy storage cupboard and use a lazy Susan for utensils that you need to have at hand. Keep your kitchen tidy by washing up regularly, and most importantly make sure you put dry pots and pans away.
Tidy up Regularly
It may not seem like the most fun chore in the world, but tidying up regularly will keep any mess and clutter at bay and mean your house is easier to clean up each time.
The best way to get the house tidied is to get everyone involved. Assign each family member a room and the job will be done twice as fast. Clearing up doesn’t have to be boring and at the end of it you get to live in a clean, clutter-free home.