10 Clever Organisation Tips
Ever longed for an organised home? If disorganisation is getting you down then it’s time think of ways that you can get organised!
If you want to avoid stressful situations at home and ensure you have an organised life, you’re going to need to get things at home sorted first. It’s not easy and yes, it may take some time, but once your home is organised and you’re in the habit of sticking to it, then it’s guaranteed that your life will become so much easier.
Having an organised home is not always that simple especially if you have kids! So don’t make life harder than it already is, follow these 10 clever organisation tips and you’ll have a happy home in no time without spending a fortune.
Shower Curtain Hooks
Using hooks from your old shower curtain in your wardrobe can help free up space: hang purses and accessories on them and attach to your wardobe’s hanging rail to free up space for other items. It’s also a great way of keeping items of the floor, which can be a common problem in a teenager’s room.
Ladder Shoe Rack
Love shoes? Paint yourself a wooden ladder and there you have it: an extra tall shoe rack to have all off your lovely shoes on display. You’ll never have to rummage around to find the perfect pair again!
Cork Notice Board
Want to make a family notice board with a bit of a difference? Use a collection of corks super glued to a medium sized piece of MDF and voila – a cork board literally made of corks!
Ever found yourself overrun with empty carrier bags? An easy and cheap solution is re-using an empty tissue box. Simply stuff them in the box and pull one out as and when you need it. You’ll be surprised how many you can fit in there!
If you are the sort of person that just hides clutter in a drawer, then drawer dividers could help to get things a little more organised without actually having to get rid of that ‘clutter’. Drawer separators are great for organising your bathroom space too, especially for separating small cosmetics and toiletries.
Secret Hiding Places
Create your very own secret hiding place for any of your important items that you want kept away from the rest of the family. Using old books (hardback books work best), remove the covers and the pages, stick the covers together to form a “row of books” and attach them to a shoebox. Place it on the shelf and it just looks like a selection of books.
Avoid forgetting things and trying to rack your brain when you can simply write all of your tasks that need to be completed on a to do list. You can have a communal to do list that contains everyone’s tasks, that way you won’t re do jobs or get confused about who’s doing what. You will get a really satisfying feeling by crossing each job off the list and once the list is completed you’ll really feel a great sense of achievement.
A great way of organising your electrical plugs and cables is with cable tidies, especially if you have a wide variety of add ons hooked up to your TV. Separating your cables also makes life a lot easier when moving house or if you decide to reposition your electrical appliances, saving time when having to separate and locate each and every cable.
If you have kids you’re probably too aware of the amount of toys that get spread around the house. Placing a wicker basket in each of the main rooms (kitchen, living room, dining room) will ensure that you can keep your floor clear of all discarded toys and return them safely to their rightful place at the end of the day.