Clutter is one of the major banes of modern existence. Not only does it take away from the enjoyment you should experience while in your home, but it’s also a sad reminder of our present consumerism and the fact that enough is never enough.
Because we have a lot of people living in our house and a lot of toys, blankets, books & miscellaneous items, our clutter mounts up at an ungodly speed.
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It is something I need to keep on top off on a regular basis but I really dislike doing it. This week I have tackled my linen closet & it actually looks Insta worthy but that won’t last long!!.
If you’re sick of clutter and want to start fighting back, what can you do? Take a look at some of these ingenious ways to de-clutter your home and life.
Store All Your Manuals In The Cloud
If you run a home, it’s almost sure that there’s a drawer somewhere, stuffed with manuals for cameras, washing machines, dishwashers, and vacuum cleaners. What’s more, it’s pretty unlikely that you’re ever going to need those manuals. By the time any of your appliances break down, you’ll want to buy a new one anyway.
But let’s suppose that you will need the manuals at some point. Well, thanks to modern technology, you don’t need to keep paper copies in the drawer. All you need to do is download your manuals to your tablet, and it’s done. Simple.
Keep Your Keys In A Bowl
Keys have a habit of creating clutter, primarily because they’re in use all day, every day. Not a day goes by when you don’t need to leave your house unless you’ve come down with the flu or something. Find affordable homewares, put your keys in a bowl in a convenient location, and make everything look neat and tidy like it should.
Use Bungee Cords To Keep Kids Toys In Place
Modern families struggle to keep a lid on the clutter created by kids toys. They get everywhere, even in the kitchen and parents’ bedrooms. The last thing you want is for your entire home to become infantilised – you live there too!
If you’ve got a bookshelf with a large cavity at the front, you could convert it using bungee cords. Drill holes in the top and bottom and then pass bungee cords through it to create a kind of prison cell look. Then stuff all your kids’ cuddly toys behind the wires, storing them away. When it comes to play time, your kids can easily take the toys out and then store them away without creating additional clutter.
Create A Closet Limit
As a society, we love to buy clothes — the average person purchases around 60 garments per year, or a little over one per week. When you think about it, that’s a lot, and they all have to go somewhere.
De-cluttering experts now recommend that you limit your closet to 40 hangers. Any more than that and things start getting a little excessive. With just forty hooks, you have to be extremely picky about the clothes that you buy. It focuses the mind and saves you money at the same time.
cordsCords from the back of your TV and computer are messy. Group them all in a non-conductive, non-flammable sleeve. Out of sight, out of mind. That’s what they say, isn’t it?