Take a look around your home, are there random items scattered around the surfaces? How many things can you see you that is just there with no functional purposes? Maybe it’s time for that long-overdue spring clean. But it is easy to get lost in the clutter and not have the motivation to get organised, and find yourself in a closed loop of never getting anything done.
While the idea of decluttering and cleaning an entire house in a day might be too big of a task to stomach in a day. The daunting task will be easier to tackle if you broke it down by rooms and sections.
On average, we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed, so it’s no surprise your bedroom is your most used room, making it the best place the start your home reorganisation.
1) Tidy the wardrobe
Our clothes are probably the largest collection of any sorts. Take a look, you’ll probably find 5 similar shirts, the same colour, bunch of jumpers from your teenage days and probably a few outfits on the hanger with tags still on.
- Wash any dirty clothes. It is ideal to at least do your laundry at least once a week.
- Throw away or donate old items of clothing that you have not worn in a long time.
- Sort your clothes by type, e.g. by season, work clothes, casual, formal.
- Use vacuum bags to store large and seasonal items like winter jackets and blankets etc.
From bedside tables to dresser tops, it’s tempting to clutter these surfaces to keep things at arms reach. But sooner than later it becomes a mess and an eyesore.
- Clear all surface, throw out or store away things that don’t have any functional purposes.
- Only put things you use on a daily bases out, everything else can go in the drawers. Invest in some storage containers to can keep items of the same sort together.
- Of you must, keep only 1 or 2 pieces of decor items per surface to minimise the clutter.
As soon as the surfaces are cleaned, your room will immediately look refreshed and tidy.
- Empty your drawers.
- Go through each item and ask yourself is it necessary to keep. Throw away anything that doesn’t serve functional purposes or you don’t see yourself using anymore
- Group things by type.
- Put things back in drawers according to groupings. Use sectional dividers or storage organisers keep times put away neatly.
- If you find yourself having too many things to fit into drawers, make use of under-the-bed spaces for non-essential items like bed linen, seasonal clothes, etc.
4) Make your bed
Not only is it good hygiene to give your beddings a wash regularly, getting into a habit of making your bed instantly makes your bedroom look cleaner.
5) Wash the drapes
This one is easy to forget but if you have blinds, curtains, or drapes, these are hotspots for dust and dander. Giving them a good clean will clear your from dust and allergen build up.