How to have a perfectly organised home

How to have a perfectly home organised home

I have been working in collaboration with Spaceways and between us I think we have come up with some brilliant home organisation tips. Here are 10 super useful ways to create  a perfectly home organised home

1. Filing systems are the way forwards: Do you have that pile of paper with letters, vouchers and receipts sitting on your desk? The one that only keeps getting bigger and bigger? It’s far too easy to keep putting it off. Make it a new year’s project! Sort your papers in categories and bin anything that’s no longer relevant (yes, I’m talking about that receipt for the hairdryer you bought 3 years ago!). File into labelled folders for easy access.

2. Keep at it: Practice makes perfect. Fix a date in the calendar that you’ll keep free for a decluttering session every fortnight or so. And stick to it! Start with something easy, but annoying – that drawer by the front door, the shelf above your bed. The sense of achievement and relief will motivate you to keep going

3. Seasonal Sorting: Collect seasonal things you only use during a special time of year –   flip flops, festive decorations, the hideous Christmas jumper your aunt bought you – and store them in separate boxes. Keep them well out of the way by putting them into storage with someone like SpaceWays. You can have them delivered back when summer (or your aunt) comes back around. Out of sight, out of mind.

4. Donate, don’t dispose: Why not start out the new year by doing some good? Your old clothes could really help someone else out in a time of need. There’s one easy rule to follow: anything you haven’t worn within the last 12 months, you probably won’t wear again.. You’ll get more wardrobe space and a warm fuzzy feeling at the same time.

5. New year, new layout: Inject some new energy into your home with just a little rejigging of the furniture. Look at the set-up of your rooms. Is this really the most efficient use of the available space? The answer: probably not. Save unnecessary heavy lifting by measuring your furniture and your room first. Plan your new layout in your head (or even on paper), and then get down to business. Finally, marvel at how just turning a sofa around has made you feel like you live in a whole new home.

6. Have the right tools for the job: It’s a simple idea, but one that can make a huge impact. Storing items in the proper containers can help save space and keep your things in one piece and easy to find. Try throwing some loose bolts into a huge box of mixed tools and see how easily you can get them back afterwards, then you’ll see where we’re coming from. One great idea is to buy a long, thin plastic container to store Christmas wrapping paper in, along with scissors, bows, and other wrapping goodies. When the festive season rolls around next year, you’ll have all your supplies in one place. And when the season is done, you can easily tuck it back away under your bed for the next 11 months.

7. Be innovative: Who would have thought – many daily household items can actually be easily  repurposed to get you organised. Use your old toilet paper rolls to organise and store unused cables. Just thread the cables through the middle of the tube and keep wrapping them round. They can then be easily stacked on top of each other (tangle-free) in an old shoe box. For keeping all cables in use off the floor and out of sight, attach one or two binder clips to them to keep them neatly tied up. An ice cube tray – or even an egg box – is a perfect solution to store and organise all your small items like  jewellery, nails or hairclips.

8. Deal with it directly. Any paper/bills etc that come into your home you should  deal with as quickly as you can. Party invites need copying onto calenders and disposing of school newsletter need quickly scanning, relevant dates etc. recording and again straight in the recycling. Clutter often comes from indecision

9. Buy less . Yes the less you have the more easy it is to be organised. So think before you purchase, do you need it really? Where will it live? Think!

10. Embrace your clutter-free space: More space in your home means more space to move, think, and enjoy your home. Take some time to enjoy your newly-organised corner of the world, and reflect on how you’ve gained so much from just a few hours (or days…) of effort. Remember these positive feelings next time you let a pile of takeaway leaflets build up by the front door – and take action!

I do hope you have enjoyed this post which I have written in collaboration with Spaceways I really do believe an organised home will help you feel calmer and clearer and help your life run so much more smoothly with much less stress. Here is to an organised year ahead!

Let me know your fabulous tips too …they all help!

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. Over a Cuppa
    January 12, 2015 / 14:35

    Lots of great tips, paperwork is always a pain to organise for me and no matter how hard I try I always have one or two bits of paper floating about waiting for something to be done with it. I do have a letter rack type thing but that is just un-organised chaos! I think my mind needs organising first then move on to the rest of it 🙂
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  2. January 16, 2015 / 17:10

    I am trying to get more organised this year, starting with my blog paperwork and organisation! I then need to start on the household paper work and the filing system sounds good. I currently have a big box that I chuck any paperwork in to sort out later…..never does get sorted out!
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  3. Polka Dot Family
    January 17, 2015 / 08:59

    Some great ideas, I must try the cables inside an old toilet roll as they annoy me so much.

  4. January 17, 2015 / 12:22

    Please can you come and help me with my clutter?? Lots of great tips there though, of which I shall be implementing quite a few! 😀

  5. Stephanie
    January 17, 2015 / 16:29

    I think number 9 is key for me and many people! Great tips #loveyourhome

  6. January 17, 2015 / 17:53

    I was waiting to be annoyed with you for having a perfect home, but I love these tips and suggestions. Brilliant with the loo roll holders idea. We are struggling with what to do with the things that the boys make and produce, where we don’t want to throw them away, but also know that going in a memory box means they are never seen again and increasingly, taking up precious space. What would you suggest for this?
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    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      January 19, 2015 / 16:10

      Take photos Liz! and preserve those projects that way.

  7. January 17, 2015 / 18:22

    I would love to have you here for a couple of days to sort me out! I am the most disorganised person ever!
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  8. January 18, 2015 / 19:27

    Great ideas- I am about to start decorating the lounge and it needs a declutter first!
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  9. January 18, 2015 / 21:23

    Ahh you say that abotu the receipt for the hairdryer but most insurers nowadays want prooof if you need to claim on yoru insurance for a break-in/ fire. It scares the life out of me. Receipts or photos are the way to go. Mich x
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  10. Cass@frugalfamily
    January 19, 2015 / 19:40

    Great ideas as always Becky – this year is all about being more organised for me x x
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