Some people get really frustrated coming home to a cluttered mess, full closets, drawers that won’t shut, things not being put away in the proper place, and unfinished projects laying around. All of these can easily be avoided by freeing up space from things that are not needed and reorganizing the things that are needed. Use these simple steps to keep your place clutter-free.
One simple way to keep your place clutter-free, is to live within your means. Start aiming for a simpler, less cluttered life style by letting the size of your home dictate how much stuff you can actually have. If your closet is constantly stuffed with clothes, why not downsize to fit the space. You can donate clothes that you no longer wear, or put your off season clothing in storage under the bed.
Cleaning your home as often as possible by arranging things in their proper order will also help. Even when you only have a few large items that fit comfortably into your space, you will notice how quickly small things accumulate around it. Set aside time each year to go through your belongings and get rid of things you may no longer need or use. This will help your home to feel fresh and new.
Having a place for everything and keeping it all organized can also help your home to be less cluttered. If you constantly have things falling or are struggling to find the right place for them, maybe it’s time to upgrade space or to consolidate items to create more space. However, sometimes adding space or consolidating clutter isn’t an option, in which case the best thing to do is to organize and arrange items in the right place. This is where boxes, cabinets, or consoles with lots of space and drawers can be very useful.
Don’t underestimate the importance of creating a junk drawer. Every household has multiple useful little things – pens, pencils, tape, paper clips, nail cutters, writing pads, rubber bands, twist ties, and whatnot – that get used a lot but don’t have any logical place to be stored. Instead of getting irritated looking for all of these little things, keep a junk drawer with all of this clutter in one spot. Keeping all of the small clutter in one area that is unseen will help your home look more organized.
You will have to make a habit out of putting your things away in their designated spot and organizing your home on a regular basis. For some people, the hardest part may be making a habit of continually putting things away if it’s not something you’re already accustomed to. Put small kitchen items, such as bottle openers, back in the drawer as soon as you’re done using them. Hang the shirt you decided not to wear back in the closet before leaving the house, instead of throwing it on the bed or floor. Over time this will become a habit, making it easier to do at the time.
Removing any excess items from your home can help the clutter. Donate or throw out any items that you no longer need or use. Clutter is hard to control if you have too much stuff. Conversely, the fewer items you own, the easier it will be for you to keep clutter to a minimum. After removing anything you no longer need, find a way to organize all of the left over belongings.
If you want to have a more comfortable space to live in, use a little commitment and these simple tips to keep your place clutter-free. Read more organization tips on our other blog posts.