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4 Clever Tips on How to Organise your Living Space
The thought of living a simplified existence, free of clutter and chaos, is endlessly appealing. However, we all have a tendency to cling onto things that we no longer need. If you’re looking for a little peace of mind (not to mention, a little space to breathe), we’ve put together some simple tidying tips to help you organise your living space.
You can also save yourself plenty of time and effort by considering clever storage elements when first building your home. The Rawson Chifley home range employs a clever use of space that is savvy to the needs of the modern family. This home’s storage options, as seen in the study, bathroom and kitchen, mean that organisation is easy.
Without further ado, here are our top tips:
1. Does it “spark joy”?Marie Kondo, author of the much loved decluttering bibles The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, instructs her readers to keep only the things that bring them joy. Keep this in mind when you embark on a tidying spree – things that you love and use should be kept, while those that you don’t should be discarded.
2. Storage, storage, storage
Clever storage options are the key to drastically reducing clutter within the home. Keep magazines and newspapers in racks, children’s toys in baskets and invest in labelled filing boxes for your home office. If your space is particularly small, it’s time to get creative and look into beds with storage bases and closet organisers – IKEA will be your best friend here.
3. Give generously
As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. See decluttering as an opportunity to give the things you longer need to those who do by reaching out to charities and shelters in your local area.
4. Compartments are key
Invest in compartments to divide up your drawers. Not only does this prevent them from becoming a jumbled mess, but it allows you to group similar items together. This is a great solution to locating those “where are they when you need them” kind of things, such as candles and batteries.