January is a time to start afresh and plan for the year ahead. What better way to get things underway than by decluttering your home and putting simple things in your life into order.
Although home organisation never feels like a priority, there are many reasons why making these small changes in your routine can be hugely beneficial in your everyday life.
“At the end of the day, being organized is about having more time for yourself, and enabling you to live a more balanced life,” says Eva Selhub, M.D., author of Your Health Destiny: How to Unlock Your Natural Ability to Overcome Illness, Feel Better, and Live Longer.
We’ve put together a list of handy tips so you can wave goodbye to cluttered mess and stressful mornings.
1. Use hanging shoe organisers
If you’re a shoe hoarder, then seeing them sprawled across the floor or piled in a closet corner will be a common sight.
A simple and cost effective solution is to attach a hanging organiser to the inside of a door. Not only is this the perfect storage for your shoes, it can be used for many of your household products.
A cleaning closet can be reformed and made clutter free by putting many of your essentials into the handy hanging storage. Voila! A clutter free closet!
2. Designate a place to hang your keys so you won’t sacrifice time searching for them
It seems like an obvious hack, but how many times have you spent the morning in a splurge or panic while searching around your home for your much needed keys?
A simple key hook will make your day run smoothly and save you unnecessary time and stress.
3. Organise reusable bags in filing folders
This handy tip will be the end of the household tradition of bags within bags within bags.
Why not use an office filing folder and neatly arrange your reusable bags. This way you will easily be able to take what you need before your shopping trip and will reduce how much you throw away and waste.
Plus, it will save you money on buying plastic bags every time you visit your local store.
4. Use magnets to organise your cabinets
Mount a magnet board on the door of your cabinet and pin tweezers, scissors and other grooming tools in an organised fashion. Your essentials will be in plain sight while looking modern and sleek.
5. Use a wine rack as a towel holder
You’ll be surprised how much space you will save by rolling towels instead of folding them. This simple hack is a cost friendly way to organised your bathroom and add a touch of modern class to your décor.
Plus it will impress guests!
6. Use drinks can pulls to hang your clothes
You could make use of your old drinks cans and create room for more storage in your wardrobe by using this simple technique.
Place the pull over a hanger and you’ll have an instance hook for additional vertical storage. This will evidently save you space on your rail and lead towards a more organised system. Cheap and efficient!
7. Use pool noodles in your boots
Boots are forever falling over and creasing at the ankle. By cutting and placing a pool noddle inside a pair of boots, you will be able to keep them upright and prevent this problem.
This will save floor space and make room for additional shoes whilst keeping your boots in shape.
8. Organise cables
Although many things are wireless nowadays, most technology attached to your TV and computer is not. The more technology we are introduced to, the more cords we have so it’s important to keep this organised in your home. If you’ve ever had to go behind your TV to fiddle around with cables then you know how irritating it can be to figure out which is which.
Use labels or even old bread tags highlight what each cable is for and dealing with this problem will be a challenge of the past.
9. Use shoe boxes as drawer dividers
If your drawers are an unorganised clutter then dividers are for you. However, there’s no need to purchase a pre-made one as old shoe boxes and a pair of scissors will do the trick. Cut up the boxes into the lengths and widths that are needed for your space and tuck them into your drawers.
10. Use pegboards as an accessory holder
Neatly and visibly display necklaces, scarves, belts and more by hanging a pegboard on your wall or door. Forget tangles and messy piles as your accessories will now be in an attractive and organised manner.
It also doubles as wall art and can add a rustic feel to your home.