Clutter is something that all houses have to face at some point of time. No matter how hard you try to keep everything organized and in its place, sooner or later it starts piling up and before you know it is difficult to find anything from amongst the heap of clutter.
So how to do you declutter your home in a foolproof way? What are the areas of your house that are most prone to clutter?
Tips On How To Declutter The House
Declutter Your Living Room
Your living room is the place where you entertain your guests and outsiders and thus the need to keep your living room organized is even more important. The clutter caused in a living room is mostly due to newspapers and stacks of DVD’s that are always lying around. If you have kids in the house their things will add on to all the clutter. Keep a designated place in your television cabinet where you will place all the different remotes. Remotes can create a real ruckus as they are sometimes placed on the coffee table, or the sofa or even the side table. Rather keep them in a small drawer or a basket just beneath your television.
Arrange your books neatly in various sections of your cabinet. Arrange them according to the subject and size so that they are easier to find. Baskets are the best way to conceal any clutter that you want to keep out of sight. An earthy wrought iron and jute basket can be placed on your side table to house all the newspapers and magazines. Assign a separate drawer for your children’s DVD’s. It makes it easier for them and for you to find their things without rampaging everything else. Clean your cabinet at least once a month to prevent unnecessary things from piling up.
Declutter Your Study Table
If you have lots of books and papers, the clutter seems to be even more unmanageable. The best way to keep your study organized is by having book ends and shelves all over the room. Designate separate drawers for stocking important files. Date them and store them alphabetically so that you find them when required. Keep a waste paper bin underneath your desk so that you can throw useless papers and things right away. Keep at least two pen stands handy so that your pens do not spill out. Use book ends to hold up your books and keep a small ornate bowl handy to hold rubbers, post its and knick knacks that you require all the time.
Dealing With Kid’s Room Clutter
You cannot blame your children for cluttering their room as it is inevitable that children will untidy their room. What you can do is to teach them to organize their room better. Assign designated places for storing their toys. Visit thrift stores and buy wooden boxed and even cloth boxes to store their balls, cars and other toys. You can neatly store them in these boxes and stack them beneath the table. A soft board would do great to pin up cards, memos and timetables rather than cramming the drawers. Stack pens and pencils in a mug and make cabinets to hold books and copies.
Declutter your house on a regular basis to make your job easier on yourself. Ask your husband or kids to help and bring you things from around the house that you do not require. Start by decluttering one room at a time. If you try to clean the entire house at the same time you will be disillusioned. Organize your closets from time to time. Donate your old and used clothes to shelters who will utilize it.Ensure that your kitchen has lots of hooks to accommodate pots and pans to reduce clutter