Imagine walking into your home and being greeted by a neat and orderly space, where everything has its place and clutter is a thing of the past. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. Today we’re unlocking the secrets of professional home organisation. Get ready to transform your living space with 5 expert hacks that will revolutionise the way you manage your home.
Declutter Like a Pro
Every organised home has one thing in common: minimal clutter. If the thought of decluttering makes you break out in a cold sweat, stress less because these tips will help.
Begin with things that no longer serve a purpose or that don’t bring joy (Marie Kondo knows a thing or two, ha!) into your life. It can be totally overwhelming and if you’re not sure where to begin: start small. Focus on one area or room at a time. A bookcase, the junk drawer in the kitchen, the laundry cupboards even!
As you go through each item, ask yourself if it is something you genuinely need or will use again. Be ruthless in your decision-making, letting go of things that have been gathering dust or taking up valuable space.
Make an appointment to maintain your well-oiled, decluttered areas once a month.
Maximise Storage Space with Creative Solutions
Storage is your best friend. Clutter-free, creative storage solutions will maximise your organisation gains. Ponder the current storage problems at home and make note of what you need. Is the school bag situation dire? Are there toys scattered everywhere? What about your clothes? Is there room to store everything neatly?
Think outside the box so you can maximise your space with vertical storage, floating shelves and baskets. What can you hide under furniture? Can you purchase furniture that doubles as storage like coffee tables with drawers or ottomans with hidden compartments?
Big W, Kmart, Target & Idea have loads of multifunction storage solutions!
Create Functional and Stylish Zones
Create a seamless flow in your home by focussing on functionality and style. For example, a well-placed bookshelf can separate your living room from your dining area, giving each space its own defined purpose. This not only adds visual interest but also gives you bonus storage space. Boom!
Add style with rugs and lighting to zone the areas and warm up the space. By placing a rug underneath your dining table or in your reading nook, you visually separate that area from the rest of the space. Likewise, installing specific lighting fixtures above certain zones can create a more cohesive and stylish look.
By creating functional and stylish zones in your home, you not only increase its overall organisation - you’ll make it look pretty too!
Ikea is a WIN when it comes to functional ideas!
Manage Everyday Essentials
Is your home is equipped to handle your daily routines? The good news is, a few nips and tucks can streamline your daily shuffle.
Sort your dinner in advance to save hustling at the end of the day. OurMenu Planneris the perfect size to hang on the fridge with room for your weekly menu plan and shopping list in one.
Save the morning mayhem with a tick-and-flickto-do list. Let your kids take charge of their day while you sort yours. Hang it on their bedroom wall, or even the fridge for a smoother transition everyday.
Labels are a must for grab-and go days! Name shelves, pantry containers and storage bins so you can find things you need in record time. Take it a step further with colour-coded labels for different categories, such as kitchen supplies, cleaning products, or kids' toys.
Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
99% of us hate cleaning. As soon as you think you’re done, there’s another load of laundry to fold. This overwhelm can lead to procrastination and before you know it, your home’s a mess and you feel deflated. Stop thinking about it and create a simple, non-stressy cleaning routine.
Grab one of ourcommand centre wall plannersand plot out what needs to be done when. You can use the notes section along the side, monthly calendar or weekly planning area - it’s up to you. Allocate a laundry day, floors and bathrooms day and declutter and clean day. Instead of a five hour marathon, you have 1-2 hour sessions spread through the week.
Create a cleaning caddy system so you’ve got everything you need to clean. You can keep it simple with a carry basket or go all out with a trolley - it’s up to you. Add your essentials like bathroom cleaners, windex, bench spray, microfibre cloths and sponges. You’d be amazed at how much time this simple hack can save you!
Lastly, don't forget to involve your family in the cleaning and maintenance efforts! Make use of your your wall planner to assign chores and responsibilities freely. Not only does this lighten the load for you, but it arms kids with life skills.