Does your home feel chaotic and cluttered? This is a feeling that most mums will know all too well and can impact your life in many ways. A chaotic and cluttered home can make it hard to find what you are looking for, but it could also be impacting your mental health. Studies show a strong correlation between clutter and stress, so living in a cluttered environment could affect your daily mood and general well-being. The beginning of a new year is always an opportunity to make positive changes, so how can you get your home organised in 2024?
Declutter Each Room
First, you need to declutter the entire home. This can be daunting, but it is a lot easier when you break it down into rooms. You should go through all of the items in each room and establish whether it is something that you want/need to keep or if you could get rid of it. Instead of throwing everything you do not need in the rubbish, see if it could be donated, recycled, or sold (a great way to make some extra cash!). Decluttering will make a massive difference to how the home both looks and feels and should create a calmer environment.
Use Smart Storage Solutions
Of course, you cannot throw everything away, so you need smart storage solutions in each room of the house. This will ensure that your possessions are organised and accessible without cluttering the space. There are all kinds of storage options for all areas of the home, including:
- Drawer organisers
- Tupperware containers
It would help if you also labelled any storage containers that you have to keep everything tidy and make it easier to find what you are looking for. Labels can be used on Tupperware containers, bins, drawers, and shelves, so they are useful in many areas of the home. It could include the kitchen, pantry, kids’ bedrooms, play areas, and home office. Places like Label Planet have a wide range of blank printable labels to choose from, making it easy to find the right label for your needs. You just need to ensure that everyone puts every item back in the right labelled storage solution once they are done!
One In, One Out
When you have kids, it feels like you constantly bring new items into the house. This is how homes become cluttered and chaotic, so you should adopt a “one in, one out” rule where you must remove an old item first.
Encourage Positive Daily Habits
Finally, you should encourage positive daily habits in everyone at home. Tidying up as you go and spending just a few minutes putting things back in their designated spaces helps keep the home organised throughout the week.
If you are tired of living in a cluttered and chaotic home, the start of the new year is a great opportunity to make a change. The above steps will help you to organise your home, which could have a significant impact on your life and overall well-being.