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Five Ways to Conquer the Clutter

How to ditch the family’s clutter and get yourself organised with a few simple tricks.

As Spring looms over the horizon, it’s time to turn our attention to fresh starts and of course Spring cleaning, giving you the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your home organization strategy and breathe new life into your home. Don’t fret, it’s not as difficult or as time consuming as you’d think! These stress-reducing tips are the key to solving some of the most common home organisation woes.

1. “I can’t find it!”
If you’re anything like me, I tend to have an issue with losing items from keys, to cards, even my favourite shirts! Well get ready to get yourself organised, let’s take those items as an example.
Keys are notorious for being lost (much like cards), why not get organised by placing them in a bowl making it harder to misplace items as you’re coming and going inside and outside your home.
As for that favourite shirt that keeps mysteriously missing, perhaps hanging a pegboard and installing some hooks are a great easy starting point which will help you find and keep things under control, keep in mind that this will only work if you hang it up!

2. “I can’t deal with all these cords!”
We’re living in a digital age where we have phones, tablets, laptops, chargers, remotes, sound speakers and mismatched cords which are plentifully scattered throughout the house and an eyesore for most people. What’s an easy way to hide these crazy cords I hear you ask? Well a central charging station can hide cords and keep all electronic devices neatly tucked together. Otherwise we would suggest investing in using hooks in places such as underneath your desk to keep wires out of the way.

3. “There are toys all over the place!”
Most likely to be high on the list of causing anguish to any parent are the organisation issues surrounding kid’s toys. Sometimes playtime can cause disorder with young children not picking up their toys. Although a simple solution might be to enforce strict rules to teach your children organisation skills from early on, here’s another answer to your problem and ensure a tidy home.
Use bins to store toys. Each bin should hold toys of the same type. A pro tip would also feature a picture of the toys being stored in each bin (i.e. if your son and/or daughter are obsessed with Lego’s attach a picture of said Lego’s to the front of the bin.

4. “Where’d I put the phone number for the doctor’s office?”
Another handy tip for your home is a household manual, that can be either a physical or digital form. It takes little time to create and costs you hardly anything. Start by making a binder and store vital information which includes emergency contact information, the name of your family doctor, dentist and vet (if you have pets), school term times, alarm codes, medications and dosages should you take them, the name and personal contact information of local nannies.

5. “I have no place to really relax.”
Your home is supposed to be an oasis, a serene environment away from the daily chaotic schedule and demands of our external world. For some decluttering can help create a stress-free peace of mind. For instance, bedrooms, which are meant to serve as a personal sanctuary are often havens for piles of laundry, books and reading material stacked next to the bed nix any possibility of a calm and relaxing experience. To get the best experience, it’s imperative to get the laundry and your closet into ordered system making use of the available hanging space or even getting rid of clothing that you don’t need anymore. If you haven’t worn an item of clothing in a year perhaps you should think about donating it or even sell it. In addition, relocating books and storing them in an alternate location is imperative for keeping spaces tidy.

How do you fair when it comes to keeping your home organised?