In the fast-paced world we live in today, there's no wonder why the organization of our homes can get a little out of hand. Whether you're just too busy or too messy to pick the shirt up off the bedroom floor or move the week-old cup from the kitchen table, clutter will do only one thing: keep you and your home from shining!
Here are some helpful tips on how to make your home -- and, consequently, your mind -- clutter-free!
Believe it or not, the environment we live in has a lot to do with how we function. It makes sense; it's the place you start and end your day. The clutter around you sends a message to run away, but your home should be the place you can't wait to retreat to, so you can unwind, let go and be inspired!
Let's look at some easy ways you can get started on polishing up each room in your house.
LIVING ROOM: The living room is a great place to start because it's most commonly the first room you see when you enter the home. One way to de-clutter this room is to maximize the space by moving furniture and/or accessories to other parts of the house. By doing this, you are re-organizing one room while adding an unexpected design element to another.
KITCHEN: I'm sure what's in your kitchen cabinets would surprise you: expired canned goods, opened bags of food, chipped dishes and the list can go on and on. You would be amazed at how much stuff needs to be thrown out. Organizing your cabinets can do wonders for your kitchen and diet! Try cabinet shelves like this one by Interdesign -- you'll be able to see everything so items don't get lost!
Lyra Expandable Cabinet Shelf in Bronze by Interdesign, $17.99, organize.com
BEDROOM: Well, here's the place where it can all come crashing down after a long day: the bedroom. Clothes everywhere, bed unmade, dust is piling up. What to do? Start by clearing off the bed and dressing it. Making the bed first somehow motivates me to keep cleaning. If storage for your clothes is an issue, go through your drawers and get rid of the things that you haven't worn in a while. If you don't want to give them away, check out this great storage solution that can free up some space and look great on display.
Bristol Storage Box, $59, containerstore.com
BATHROOM: Now we're in the bathroom. In terms of your beloved toiletries, if it's softened, hardened or changed color, throw it out! The bathroom is where odor gets trapped, so keeping it clean is an absolute must. If you have space under your vanity, use plastic containers to organize your hair and body products. Also, remove and store some of the items that you don't use every day from inside the shower or on the edge of the bathtub. Bring these items out only when you need to use them. The bathroom is an important part of your home, so give it the attention it deserves!
Check out this stylish storage solution.
Silver 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer, $24.99, containerstore.com
Well, now that we've cleaned up, organized and got rid of some things, don't you feel better already?
No matter how big your space, or your design style, living in a clutter-free home is the most beautiful look there is, so get started and let it shine!
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