Top 5 tips for a tidy home

Surrey Life - - Interview -

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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