Even Elizabeth Hurley recently admitted that she needed to have a clearout. Get rid of all those things you don’t need or never use, and free up some storage space so that you can streamline your life. When everything has it’s own place it makes tidying up easier, and obviously that means that you are also able to find things easier too!
Storage boxes are your friend. Avoid indiscriminately stuffing clothes into drawers and use boxes in closets and under beds to help make use of ‘invisible’ space which can sometimes end up being a void filled with miscellaneous junk. Buying sets of neat storage boxes means you can make more of a feature of having storage. I utilised the space under my bed effectively by choosing leather effect boxes in the same shade of cream as my bed frame and making custom labels using a stylish font.
Invest in time saving appliances. A blender makes meal times quicker and chopping vegetables becomes a thing of the past. A Fridja garment steamer allows you to quickly press clothes without burning them. It’s also a great way to freshen up an outfit you’ve only worn once.
Fill up your freezer. It’s not just for unhealthy convenience foods like fish fingers and chips. If you make bigger portions of your favourite meals, you can freeze them, meaning that you have a well-stocked freezer full of microwaveable, healthy meals. Just remember to label them with the date on though – that delicious chicken risotto you made might not look so appealing 2 weeks later when it’s an unidentifiable frozen block of anonymous food.
Make housework part of your routine. When you come home from work, the last thing you feel like doing it housework. But even if it’s just loading up the washing machine, it’s little things like this that will help you run your life effectively and love your home.
Use scented candles in your house for a constantly clean and fresh smell. Smell makes an important first impression, so if you have someone round and your place is a mess, they are less likely to notice if they are greeted by a comforting fragrance.
Organise your paperwork and shred anything that you don’t need to keep. It’s handy to make digital copies of really important things, but put them in a password-protected file.