Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home

Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home

It always annoys me when I read articles on how to declutter and free up space in the home, and the tips are focused on throwing things out. Obviously, there will be a few things you can give to charity or friends, and everyone has a few items they can just get rid of.  But, what if you’ve already done all of that and you still have too much clutter? You don’t want to throw your things away as they might be valuable in one way or another. Instead, here are a few easy ways you can declutter without throwing all your valuable possessions away:

Make Use of Every Room in Your ouse

It’s all too common for people to feel like they have no storage space when they actually have a lot. The secret is using every single room in your home. I’m talking about a couple of places in particular that regularly get neglected; the attic/loft and garage. If your attic is boarded up, then it’s the perfect storage room for loads of things you don’t use on a regular basis. If it isn’t, then boarding it up is such a good investment as you instantly create a storage room. The same goes for your garage; make use of the space available to neatly organise things. Here, you have a way of moving clutter out of the main rooms in your home while still keeping it nearby. So, if you do randomly need something you stored away, you can easily get it out.

Put Some Valuables in Storage

We all have a few family heirlooms or things that are either emotionally or financially valuable. Similarly, a lot of these things don’t really get used every day, and you can live without them in your home. Therefore, you can seriously declutter your interior by putting these things in storage. There are long-term storage solutions out there where you can keep things for months on end locked away in a secure room. A lot of these places offer discounts too, so check online find out if you can save money. Mainly, this idea gets rid of things that are taking up space by not being used and keeps them safe. You still have them, they’re just no longer in your home.  We don’t have heirlooms sitting around but I have to admit, there are things that have always moved with us that we never throw out that could be happily located elsewhere!

Use Multi-Functional Furniture

My favourite idea is to use furniture that has multiple functions. Beds or chairs that contain storage compartments are brilliant examples of this. They take up as much space as regular items of furniture, but they allow you to store things in them. As a result, you banish a lot of clutter from the room while keeping it very close by. It’s ideal for things like children’s toys or books that you might use regularly but don’t want to leave out all the time as they clutter up a room.

While it can be a good idea to sort through your clutter and get rid of things that have no purpose, there’s no need to throw away loads of perfectly good things. I said to Roy just the other day “We have too much stuff” but really, I think we just don’t have enough storage. Could you declutter a better way than simply throwing things away?

 

Home Office Space Organisation

Home Office Space Organisation

I have been a freelance copywriter for over twelve years now and while running your own business is wonderful and flexible and offers you a lot of freedom, it does come with a lot of stuff! By stuff I’m talking bank records, invoices, receipts, books and magazine, your printer and so much more. Home office space organisation has never been so important to me and I’ve finally managed to get the balance right, halfway between functional and attractive. Similarly, home office design is also important for those using the space for personal finances, studying and more. Here are some top tips to help you with your home office space organisation.

Storage Needs

There are various types of storage required when it comes to your home office. You do of course need to be able to store items safely and securely but also need to be able to access everything easily. An organised system that works well for your space is essential, as is storage that is both fit for purpose and has room for future needs. It’s great to be able to store all of your home office items perfectly but remember that there is more than likely more paper and more items likely to come into the office, despite the fact that we are all trying to go paperless where we can.

Sideboards

The first item of furniture I always bought when it came to home office storage organisation was a bookcase (or two). I liked the flexibility that bookcases offer and to be honest still do. The problem with open storage such as this is that it is hardly aesthetically pleasing! An attractive sideboard offers contained storage for a multitude of home office items and keeps everything hidden away. This is particularly important if you have converted part of another room, i.e. your bedroom, into a home office area. In addition to enclosed storage, a sideboard also allows for creative use on the top, either for a monitor, plants, picture frames or anything else.

Filing Cabinets

Filing cabinets are a must when it comes to home office storage organisation. To ensure your information and client information is safe and secure, ensure that your filing cabinet is lockable. A filing cabinet can come in all shapes and sizes, not just the easily battered grey metal variety, allowing it to blend in brilliantly with your other furniture.

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Go High

Use attractive shelving options in order to store items up high, maximising your home office space organisation efforts and adding an additional design aspect. Floating shelves offer flexible shelving however do be aware of the maximum weight limit shelves like these can comfortably hold.

Home Office Space Organisation: In Summary

Being organised, having systems in places, streamlined processes and excellent storage are all essential whether you own a business, work from home or use a home office to keep on top of home admin, paying bills and so on. While effective storage is a must, don’t automatically choose functional and boring when you have the option to choose practical and attractive. This adds to the overall feel of your home and no doubt helps to boost your productivity and sense of wellbeing.

 

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