Top 5 tips for a tidy home
1) Tidy by category, not by location
Tackle things in the logical five-step order, which starts with clothing, before moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous) and finally, sentimental items. When you start to see a sense of order in one category it gives you the impetus to carry on.
2) If you don’t love it, lose it
Take each item in your hands and decide whether it sparks joy. If it doesn’t, be confident in your discarding.
3) Get smart with storage
Don’t fall into the trap of splashing out on storage solutions before you start. You might be surprised to find that most of the items needed to organise and store things are already in your home. Use sturdy, pretty chocolate boxes, shoeboxes, even the boxes that your phone comes in to create compartments in drawers.
4) Crack on and conquer
Set yourself a realistic timeframe and get the whole process done as quickly as possible. You’re less likely to rebound, and more likely to see lasting change if you embrace all the principles in a short space of time.
5) Everything in its place
Once complete, make sure every item in your home has a place. This prevents the build-up of clutter over time.
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