Over time, clutter can accumulate in our homes, leaving us with little space to enjoy. But fear not! Decluttering and organising your home doesn’t have to be daunting. In this blog, we’ve compiled 10 effective tips to help you declutter your home, regain control of your living space and create a clean and organised environment. Get set to welcome a refreshed and functional home!
1. Create a Decluttering Pinterest Board
Need something to inspire you to declutter your home? We suggest you start your journey by creating a dedicated Pinterest board filled with images you really resonate with – from interior design to home organisation for every room in your house that could do with some help. Start with decluttering just one room – this will make the process easier and allow you to change your tact should you need to. Once inspired, make a list of necessary storage pieces and head to Howard’s Storage World to equip yourself for decluttering success!
2. Invest in Functional Furniture with Storage
Maximise space and combat clutter by investing in furniture with hidden storage. Utilise bed frames with drawers for bed linens, ottomans for blankets, and coffee tables with built-in storage for your favourite books and magazines. Freedom offers a fantastic selection of functional furniture that not only complements your style but also motivates you to declutter and organise your home. Also, check out Early Settler and Oz Design.
3. Source Long-Term Storage Solutions
Next on your journey to declutter your home, focus on finding long-term storage solutions. Opt for clear jars of the same style but in varying sizes and wooden organisers to keep your pantry and fridge organised. Use baskets in cupboards to group similar items and minimise clutter. There is a wide range of stores at Homemaker The Valley that offer great storage solutions, such as Howard’s Storage World, Freedom, Provincial Home Living, James Lane and Adairs. Make sure you have a scroll through the Homemaker The Valley website for more inspiration on home organisation tips and tricks before you head to the centre to see what’s in store.
4. Stylishly Organise Your Countertops
Declutter your kitchen countertops by giving each item a designated space. Remove unnecessary items, like mail and catalogues, and create a coffee corner for your machine and mugs. What can you take off the kitchen counter and place elsewhere? If cupboard space has been maxed out, think of paper towel holders that can be attached beneath cabinets, or magnetic spice racks / shelves attached to the side of the fridge. Kitchen Warehouse offers a wide selection of kitchen storage items to help you maintain a clutter-free and stylish kitchen.
5. Embrace the One-in, One-out Rule
To prevent future clutter, adopt the one-in, one-out rule. For every new item you bring into your home, remove an old one. This practice ensures that your space remains organised and clutter-free in the long run.
6. Sort and Donate Any Unwanted Items
Take time to sort through your belongings and identify items you no longer need or use. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used your items in 18 months, you likely won’t use them again. Donate these items to local charities, list them on marketplace, or find a local second hall market This is a great way to earn some extra cash, or donate to a worthy cause.
7. Establish Daily Decluttering Habits
Maintain a clutter-free home by establishing daily decluttering habits. Spend a few minutes each day tidying up and putting things back in their designated places – this might be after dinner, or before you go to bed. Perhaps it’s making sure the dining table is clear every night, or making sure toys are always picked up off the floor. These small efforts will prevent clutter from building up over time.
8. Digitise Paper Clutter
Another way to declutter your home is to reduce paper clutter by digitising documents and important papers. Scan receipts, bills, and other paperwork and store them electronically – there are some great free apps available that can help. This not only saves space but also makes it easier to access and organise important information.
9. Create Designated Zones for Items
Assign specific zones for items throughout your home. Designate a spot for keys, shoes, and mail near the entrance, and create a dedicated space for toys and games in the living room. This organisation strategy prevents items from being scattered around the house, shoved in random places, or impossible to find when you’re running out the door. Check out Howard’s Storage World has some key hooks and desk organisers.
10. Involve the Whole Family
Often a team effort is required to declutter your home! Involve your family members and assign tasks to each person. This not only lightens the load but also instills a sense of responsibility and ownership in helping to keep the home tidy and clutter-free in the long term.
Ready To Declutter Your Home?
In conclusion, while it may seem like a daunting task, with these 10 effective tips to inspire you to declutter your home, you can turn it into a rewarding and manageable journey. Starting with Pinterest board can spark inspiration and guide you through the process one room at a time. Investing in dual function furniture with hidden storage allows you to maximise space while keeping your belongings neatly organised, while investing in long-term storage solutions and involving the whole family will help you to maintain a clutter-free environment into the future. With the help of Homemaker The Valley’s retailers, you’ll have a stylish space that’s functional and inviting in no time.