Top 10 tips for organising your whole house

Owning a home is a dream for many people, but the reality is that it takes a bit of work to keep your home organised and tidy so that you can relax and enjoy your living space.

Clyde North house and land packages offer a great selection of properties with storage space to suit growing families, which can be beneficial for organising.

Here are some tips for keeping your whole house organised.

Declutter

To organise your home, you first need to declutter. Your home can easily become disorganised when you have an overabundance of stuff. Reducing what you have makes it easier to keep your home in order.

It’s easy to shove things in the back of a cupboard without thinking about whether you still need it, but this can build up, taking up valuable space and leaving less space to store the things you actually use.

Sort through all your belongings room by room and donate or throw away anything that no longer works or is needed. Try to do a yearly declutter so you can constantly clear out items you’re no longer using. You can take advantage of a dumpster rental to get rid of waste and so you won’t have to worry about where to send them off after decluttering

Give everything a home

To minimise mess, give every item in your home a designated place to live.

When you can’t be bothered tidying up, it can be tempting just to throw things on the floor, or over a chair. This instantly makes your home feel disorganised and messy.

Always put items back in the same place you got them from, and encourage the rest of your family to do the same.

Group categories together

Grouping things together in a category can make it easier to find a home for everything, as well as easily find what you need, when you need it.

You could group categories such as all cleaning products being stored in the laundry or bathroom, or all your gardening equipment going together in the garage. If you have children, you may want to store their toys according to whose they are, with each child each having their own toy box.

Use and utilise storage

Maximise the space in your home by investing in the right storage solutions. This could include shelving units, containers, baskets and hanging hooks, but also make the most of any existing storage space in your home, such as cupboards and drawers.

The best type of storage may differ for various spaces in the home. In living areas, you may want storage that is more stylish and fits with your decor, such as shelving units, whereas, for less visible spaces like the garage, you can use wall space to hang things up and get them off the floor.

Storage is something to consider when buying a home or looking at Clyde North house and land packages, as having sufficient storage will help you keep your home organised.

Label things

Label any containers and boxes you use to store things, to make it easy to find what you need, when you need it. This can also make it easier for everyone in the house to put things back in the same place.

You can label in a way that best suits you, whether that’s in broader categories or specific items.

Take it one room at a time

The thought of organising your whole home can be overwhelming, so to make it more manageable break it down, and go room by room.

Starting in the most used rooms can make the biggest impact on your home. Some people may choose to start in the smallest rooms to get those over with quickly, however.

Once you organise one room, you may find it easier to continue throughout the rest of your home.

Organise new additions immediately

Whenever you bring a new item into your home, find a home for it straight away. This will help prevent clutter from building up again and undoing all your hard work.

Anything new you bring into your home should be immediately sorted into its relevant category and then stored in its designated space.

Try to be mindful of what you bring into your home

After organising your whole home, you may find you have excess products or maybe you’ve found that you’ve gotten rid of a lot of the same category.

It may be a good opportunity to try to be more considerate when bringing new things into your home. After you’ve gone to all the trouble of decluttering and organising your home, you don’t want to undo all that hard work by introducing an excess of new things.

Consider your needs, and if you already have something that fills the need. If you don’t have space, think about where the new item will go. Don’t buy anything that you don’t need and try to avoid bulk buying things that will take up a lot of space.

Tidy a little bit every day

No matter how well you organise your home, it will not stay that way without some ongoing maintenance.

It’s inevitable that mess will build up again, but tidying up a little each day ensures it doesn’t become unmanageable. 

Set aside time every day to do a quick tidy up, even if it’s just for ten minutes, or get every family member to put away things in their rooms.

Get the whole family involved

Organising the whole house is a big job, so instead of just leaving it up to one person, get the whole family involved.

With the whole family on board, it can make it easier to keep your house organised for the long-term.

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