Home Organization: 10 Methods To Cut Clutter in Your Home

Nobody likes a cluttered apartment, and why should anyone? If your home is always cluttered and stuffy, it shows on the faces of your visitors. Seriously, you might sometimes notice the discomfort on their faces, and you just get the feeling that it has something to do with the fact that your home somehow resembles a used vacuum cleaner warehouse. If you are in this position, then you are reading the right article. Your cluttered home can be fixed and future clutters can be totally avoided if you can follow the 10 steps listed below.

So, here are ten things to do to make your home appear organized, neat and spacious:

1. Finish Arranging One Room Then Move to The Next: As with every hefty task, try to be a realist with the way you approach this chore. Since, if you try to do everything at once, the work will seem even the more overwhelming. Start from a room, finish everything there is to do in that room, then move on to the next. By doing it this way, you will find the motivation to finish the rest of the work when you look back on the one you have already done.

2. Separate Your Items Into Different Groups And Box Them Up: Those items scattered all over the place should be classified into different groups, each group assigned a different box. The labels on these boxes should be short and simple like "Sell", "Donate", "Recycle", "Toss", etc. This step is essential because it helps you decide what stays, and what goes in the new arrangement order at the end of the cleanup.

3. Ensure That There Is Enough Natural Lighting: Nature always finds a way to play a part in everything. You need to find a way to let in some more natural light so as to energize the atmosphere or the place and give more life to its ambiance. This can be done by creating extra windows or always opening closed ones. Ample natural light immediately makes a room appear more spacious because of the outside-like brightness it brings. There should also be adequate smart electrical lighting for when night comes. This electrical lighting should be done cleverly so it sort of blends with the natural light during sunset.

4. Be Smart About Using Improvised Storage Spaces: Creatively thought out and ingenious storage spaces come in quite handy in the bid to eradicate clutter and make your home a lot more spacious. Places like space beneath your staircase can be redesigned and covered to make it look like a closet. This gives room for storing a few of those boxes mentioned earlier or other stuff that needs to be hidden in order to create more space in the apartment. There are other clever and inartificial methods for creating storage space like the use of a multi-purpose piece of furniture. If your living room is very small, then you should consider using the ottoman, which has a seat, a table, and storage space all in a single piece of furniture.

5. Use Sofas And Armchairs That Stand on Four Legs: Raised furniture create a feeling of more space because of the light that passes underneath them. So, in order to clear clutter and create more space, you might want to use sofas, armchairs, and dining chairs that are lifted off the ground on four legs.

6. Use Longer Curtains: The use of very long curtains that run from the ceiling to the floor with extra drapes makes the room look tall. Don't lose sight of our goal, we intend to make your home look spacious and without any clutter. This idea works well to serve that purpose because longer curtains and a brighter ceiling color are the secrets to making your room appear tall even if they are not necessarily high.
7. Declare Some Part Of Your Home As Reserved: You should declare specific areas in your home, places like the cabinet and the counter, as clutter-free zones. There should be some sort of a standing order that nothing should be placed on them unless those things are constantly being used. If you start like that, in no time, every flat surface in your home will be free from clutters. This is an important point because stuffy countertops are often one of the worst parts of cluttered apartments.

8. Make It a Daily Routine to Put Things in Their Rightful Place: So many people just leave their incoming mail and bills hoping to arrange them over the weekend, but never come around to filling them. Then one weekend becomes two, two becomes four, and so on, hence the beginning of the almighty clutter. You should endeavor to file away letters immediately they arrive and also see to it that you clean and rearrange your cabinet every now and then.

9. Place a Clutter Bin in Every Room: There should be clutter baskets in every room so that items that do not belong in those rooms will be stashed inside these baskets. This practice will make future clutter removal exercises a lot easier and faster. You should always check the baskets every few days so that you can return the stashed away items to their rightful places.

10. Introduce the Garbage In – Garbage Out Rule: Try your best not to keep stuff you don't need for too long. Donate, sell, gift, recycle, or just toss it. Why would you still have a toaster for two years after you have replaced it and haven't used it throughout all that time? Sell it, or give it to someone who needs it. Embrace change because you can't keep everything.

Aside the benefits of fresh air and aesthetic pleasure, a tidy, uncluttered home gives, it also helps concentration and focus, and it gives you a sweet sense of satisfaction. Plus you get to feel confident about your home whenever you have a visitor, even if they have serious OCD.

Author Bio: Mario Rolls is the blog consultant and writer at Dump Trucks. He brings 20 years of experience in various industries including heavy vehicle blogging and dump body manufacturing business. He is working for a company in Mississippi and one of the Nation’s primary manufacturers of dump truck bodies and trailers.

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