Tips to Organise Your Home in Each Room
Over time we accumulate a lot of belongings, and as we have more things around our home, it’s very easy to outgrow the space, when in reality, there is enough space. We’ve compiled some tips for each room to help you declutter and organise your home.
Start with the kitchen
You might’ve seen the popular videos on TikTok with fridge organisation hacks, there’s something so satisfying in an organised pantry and fridge, so here’re some tips to help you have something similar in your kitchen. To tackle the pantry, fridge and freezer start by seeing what you can use to prepare tonight’s dinner – a first step to decluttering! (And try using as many products as possible). Once you’ve done this, pull everything out and divide your product into groups – for example, pastas are together, meal bases together, baking supplies, nuts, canned goods etc.
To help you put everything back in a satisfying fashion, stock up on storage containers. Places like Kmart, Target and Big W have a range of containers to use, but for best results opt-in for the containers of the same style.
The key to sorting the cutlery and utensil drawer is to minimise duplicates. Put all of your utensils in the box somewhere else in the kitchen and only pull out what you need as you need it, and after about 12 weeks you’ll be able to see what you actually use. Leave the items of regular use in the organised drawer (use drawer dividers) but leave single-use tools tucked away somewhere. For larger items like baking trays, chopping boards, and pot lids, use office file racks to help you save space by storing these items vertically.
Moving to the bedroom
It is likely that you store your wardrobe in the bedroom, so start by going through each clothing category in your closet. Get rid of things that don’t fit and aren’t in good condition first, then move to the items you’re likely not going to wear anymore. Hang things if you can, it will help you see better what you have, and it will be easier to organise your wardrobe into categories.
Arrange all hangers facing one particular way, and as you wear something, place it back on the hanger and turn it around the opposite way. The unturned hangers with clothes are the items you didn’t wear, so it’s a good idea to consider whether you need these items in your life. This tip will help you keep track of what you wear, so the annual wardrobe cleanout is more manageable.
The next stop is the bathroom
Start the decluttering process by getting rid of the expired items. Most skincare items, for example, stay fresh for 6 to 12 months after opening, so keep that in mind when you do a cleanout. Just like in the kitchen, stackable containers or drawers will be a great addition of extra space.
As a general rule, have 2 to 3 towels per person and 2 to 3 sets of sheets per bed, so if you have a lot of towels and sheets/ bedding sets, it might be worth checking if the items you have are still in good condition. Another tip is to store the sheets and linen in the room that the bed is in rather than the main linen cupboard. This will make it easier when it comes to changing the beds, and it will help keep the linen cupboard tidy.
Keep the laundry simple, stick with minimal products. If you don’t have a broom cupboard, use sticky hooks on walls or the back of the door to keep the walkway clear.