It’s no secret – keeping a tidy home can be a nightmare. Even when you live alone there seems no end to the dust and grime. Believe it or not, though, cleaning doesn’t have to be a pull-your-hair-out chore. If you follow these five simple organisational tips, cleaning your home will be a much easier prospect:
1) Use Storage Containers
Start a collection of boxes, baskets and bins to keep your items organized. Every item should have its own place and be easily accessible. By sorting items into these containers, you not only keep them organised, but you can also add aesthetic appeal to your home. There are lots of baskets and bins available in fashionable styles, for example. I use them so much that I’m tempted to get a 3D printer just to create plastic boxes and containers.
2) Keep Shoes by the Door
Set up a shoe station in your foyer. Shoes can easily scatter and become obstacles all around your house. Not to mention, they mercilessly track dirt. Stowing them by the entryway will assist with both organization and overall cleanliness.
3) Insert Drawer Dividers
Have you ever seen those little dividers people use in drawers? Invest in some. Perhaps you already have a divider tray in your silverware drawer? If so, you know how functional they are. Sticking some in other drawers – like the ones in your bathroom with your makeup, nail clippers, brush, perfumes, etc. can be equally beneficial. Plus, when it comes time to wipe down your counters or dresser surfaces, those purchased or DIY drawer dividers (whichever you choose) will make your job easier.
4) Hang Shelves
Hang some mounted shelves. Put some by the door, some in the bathroom and shove a ton in your closet. Put them everywhere! Shelves are great for both décor and organisation, so install them generously. One by the door will be perfect for storing mail and keys. A shelf in the bathroom will help you avoid that nasty slime that grows under products that sit in the shower – and to eliminate clutter on your countertops. Finally, ones in your closet will keep your clothes more organized. When your garments are stored in their proper places, there will be less mess to navigate around on the floor.
5) Keep Your Favorites Accessible
It may be tempting, while on your organising spree, to hide all your stuff in bins or in systemized drawers. However, leave the stuff you use daily (blender, toothbrush, toaster, etc.) out and available. Worktops that are too bare will show dirt, grime or crumbs that may be lingering. Also, when you have to rummage through drawers or cabinets to retrieve things, you cause new mess. You definitely don’t want to create more cleaning for yourself, do you?
When you designate a special place for everything in your home, you make your life much easier. Cleaning an organised space is certainly easier than cleaning a messy one. The overall appearance of your home will be better, too, when everything is tucked away or placed where it belongs. So implement these organizational gems today to enjoy less cleaning in a neater space!
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