Keep your living space well organised

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  • We asked our friends from ‘Finer Details’ if they could share some tips on how our households and housemates can help keep their living space well organised and clutter free.

    They’ve come up with some simple ideas that can really make a difference. So, if it's the first time you've left home and have never managed a household before, keep these tips handy.

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    Have less 

    The less you have the less you need to organise. Don’t store items that have no useful or emotional value.

    Tidy as you go

    Picking up items as you walk past and putting them away saves on big clean up days and maintains things in order.

    Hang washing on coat hangers  

    It saves on ironing, folding and you can fit a lot more on the line.


    While the kettle boils, empty or fill the dishwasher, wipe the benches, do a shopping list.

    Make your bed

    It sounds simple, but it can really make your whole room look a lot tidier.

    Drop zone

    This is ONE spot in your home where you always keep your bag, keys etc. Anything you want to remember to take with you that day goes there too.

    Clean up as you cook

    This alleviates a big pile and mess when you are finished.

    Keep flat surfaces clear

    Benches, tables, chairs, beds aren't dumping grounds for paperwork etc. Everything should have a home and be put there straight away.

    Paper mail

    Walk past the bin after you collect the mail and put anything you don’t want straight in there. The rest goes to your office, desk or action station until you have time to read and deal with it.

    Putting simple processes in place can save hours of time. The average person wastes 2 weeks a year looking for lost items!  What could you do with all that extra time?

    Happy organising!

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    Article written by:

    Heather Gibson


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