Be honest; most of us keep our living rooms and other rooms without doors clean so that our guests don’t get a glimpse of how messy our house can get when we don’t have enough time to clean. But when it comes to the bedrooms, guests never know what’s going on behind closed doors. For a lot of us, that comes as a sigh of relief because our bedroom is generally the most untidy room in the house.
But what happens when you get a call from someone to say they’re on their way over and you know you can’t keep out of your room?! You probably have 10 minutes to tidy up and don’t know where to start. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Read on to find out how you can do a quick bedroom cleanup so that no one will suspect it was dirty 10 minutes ago!
If you’re anything like the teens of today, you’ll have clothes lying all over your room and a messy closet that’s responsible for it. Of course, a disorganized wardrobe is the primary reason for not putting clothes away and leaving your room in a mess. On the other hand, many are discouraged from organizing their closets because it just doesn’t last long. The hunt for your favorite tee can easily turn your closet upside down and that’s when you feel like organizing it in the first place was a waste of time! But before you give up on the idea of maintaining a neat and tidy closet altogether, take a look at our surefire ways to organize wardrobes and keep ‘em that way!
- Do Away with Unused Clothes
Before you begin to organize your closet, it makes sense to maximize the space. There is only one way of doing this and you know it. All those clothes you’ve holding on to for sentimental reasons but haven’t worn in years; it’s time to say goodbye to them. Maintaining order in your closet is so much easier when you have more space. What’s more, those clothes that don’t fit you anymore can be given to someone who could definitely make use of them.
- Store Wisely
By this we mean putting away clothes in a manner that is convenient to find particular items. For example, store formal clothes on hangers while folding your t-shirts and stacking them together in one pile or on a separate shelf with your jeans. It’s also handy to color-coordinate clothes in your closet for easy accessibility. This ensures that you don’t mess up your entire wardrobe looking for a particular item. Another useful tip is to hang bulky items up for more neatness on your shelves.
- Use Drawers for Delicates
Many people choose to store delicates in their closet which really doesn’t take up much space; but it can be hard to keep them organized as they are smaller articles of clothing. We suggest you clean out a drawer in your dresser to hold your delicates and other smaller items like socks, scarves and headgear to avoid losing them among your clothes.
- Stick to the Rules!
When you’re putting clothes away, stick to the theme you have in place (color-coordination, similar items clubbed, etc). The minute you put something in the wrong stack in a hurry, you have an excuse to do it again. That’s generally how it works for most of us; “I’ve put a yellow with the reds, another one won’t matter”. Well, it does! In fact, sticking to the rules are fairly easy because it makes putting clothes away much more convenient.
- The Pull-Out, Put-Back Habit
We often pull out several clothing items when trying to put together the perfect outfit. Where do these clothes end up? Dumped around your room or shoved back in to your closet, of course! That is an absolute no-no. Whatever you pull out that you aren’t going to wear, needs to be put back inside (and neatly). This habit (and the tips above) will go a long way in keeping your closet organized and clothes where they belong!
Most of us don’t realize that our home is getting cluttered day by day until we really stop and look around. That’s when you spot useless items lying around, things left out of place and complete disorder that has taken over your home. All of these contribute to a cluttered home which need to be addressed immediately. What’s worse, clutter in the home can have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing and really stress homeowners out.
It’s rather easy to subconsciously clutter your home; therefore, it’s important to be aware of ways to de-clutter your living space and keep it that way. Here are a few useful tips that will help you do just that. Read on!
- Keep Your Possessions to a Minimum
You often hear the phrase ‘less is more’; well, that holds true for your home’s possessions too. The more stuff you have taking up space on your shelves, table tops and floor, the more cluttered your home becomes. It should be known that minimalistic interior décor is the trend in most modern homes today and they certainly look beautiful and classy! So, keep it simple when decorating and don’t be afraid to get rid of unnecessary furniture and decorative pieces that your home can do without.
- Get Rid of Useless Items
These useless items can come in various forms such as old magazines, broken gadgets and empty bottles and cartons that were intended for other uses but have been lying there for months. We all have things we haven’t used in years cluttering our storage spaces and rooms which need to go right away! We suggest you start de-cluttering one room at a time by taking a large garbage bag and filling it with things that are no longer of use to you and won’t be for anyone else. Of course, things that are in good condition like outgrown clothes and shoes can be donated or given to someone who can use them.
- Keep Things in Order
Clutter is not only caused by holding on to stuff you don’t need, but simply keeping things in a disorganized manner. We often leave our chargers, clothes and personal belongings scattered around the place rather than back in their respective places. Once you get into the habits of putting things back where they belong or keeping them neat and organized, your home will start to look ten times more uncluttered!
- Reconsider What You Bring Into Your House
Once you’ve taken the necessary steps to de-clutter your home, you need to keep it that way. Hence, it’s important to consider what you’re bringing in and whether you really need it. If you’re not careful, you could end up with clutter in your house in a matter of weeks. Similarly, encourage other household members to maintain a clutter-free home by reconsidering what they bring in to the home. If you find that something is lying idle for too long, get rid of it because chances are you’re never going to use it.