Clutter, mess, chaos. Just mentioning these words is enough to make many heads ache and drive anxiety through the roof! The good news? You don’t need to feel so worried and distressed about dealing with a cluttered home. Getting rid of the mess is often a lot easier than you might think. The only caveat is that you need to put a little time into it, and you need to make sure you think carefully about how you organise your space. Keep reading to learn more about six clever storage solutions that will help you remove that fearful clutter, once and for all!
1. Don’t underestimate drawer space.
Drawers are often misused, with people cramming as many things they can fit without considering the organisation of the drawer internally. You can remedy this by installing a tray or creating compartments to organise how the drawer holds its content internally. You’ll be amazed at how much space you’ll be able to save by simply thinking more about what you want to do!
2. Fold clothes properly.
Believe it or not, clothing and accessories are often the culprits when it comes to excessive clutter. Folding them the right way can be an amazing way to free up space. For instance, the popular folding method made famous by Marie Kondo is truly effective, and it can dramatically increase your available space.
3. Organise your items by type and size.
Instead of randomly ramming your things wherever you find the room, try and get organised by considering a different approach. Divide your items by type and size and organise them accordingly for more flexibility.
4. Use space behind your doors.
The spaces behind doors are seldom utilised for storage, but it can definitely be a great idea. There are many products that are available as door storage solutions, especially those fabrics that are hung on the door and will have various “pockets” to hold different items.
5. Take advantage of the “low” and “hidden” spaces
That gap under your furniture, the space under your bed or the legroom under your couch is often destined to be empty spaces. However, they can serve as fantastic places where to store things. You could purchase a flat box or container specifically made for this purpose. This solution is actually perfect for storing things such as documents or even smaller clothing items like socks.
6. Don’t be afraid to purge.
Last but definitely not least, it might be time to simply get rid of some of the things that you have lying around if you are serious about decluttering your home. Getting rid of stuff is not always easy, as many of us have a compulsion to hold on to things. What if I need it someday? What If I can give it away to someone who might use it later? There are so many ways in which we can convince ourselves not to throw things away, even if we never actually use them. Take a deep breath, get rid of some of your things and make sure that you can truly benefit from the space you save. If you are worried that you are losing value by getting rid of things, just remember this: the value you’ll get from a clutter-free home is essentially an investment in peace of mind and a better lifestyle that is more conducive to productivity and positivity.
These six tips are only the start: get creative and don’t be afraid to think outside the box (no pun intended) to improve storage and remove clutter.