Decluttering, downsizing and reorganising are year-round chores that all of us are familiar with. We’ve prepared some ultimate DIY tips help you conquer your clutter.
1. Group, label and repeat
The quickest and easiest solution to storage is labelling. Define your categories (perhaps by owner, function or room) and group similar objects together. Not only will it be easier to find what you’re looking for, you will also discover how many unnecessary duplicates you may have.
From the Butler’s Pantry to the Double Garage, you’ll thank yourself every time you see a box, container or jar labelled with the inside contents.
2. Get creative with your cupboards
While bedsheets can be harder to label, a helpful hint is to store them inside their matching pillowcases. Opening your Linen Closet will turn into a colourful, organised delight every time.
When it comes to your Walk-In Robe, a handy trick to decide which clothes need to go is to turn all your coat hangers to face the back of the wardrobe. Once you’ve worn an item of clothing, switch the hanger to hook the opposite way. At the end of 2017, see which hangers are still facing the back– you haven’t worn this piece of clothing for a year, it’s time donate it to charity.
If you decide you are too attached to purge anything, try looping the tab from a soft drink can through your hanger, and slip another hanger into the hole below. This extra storage is perfect for matching your favourite outfits together while adding some bonus space.
3. Hang on, there’s more
Pegs and door knobs are a DIY enthusiast’s best friend. Try installing a wooden peg board to add extra shelves and hooks for indoor plants, utensils or maybe the kids’ artwork.
You can even redesign this interactive wall whenever you’re ready. Whether it becomes your latest handbag home or the new bike rack, this is a storage solution that is limited only by your imagination.
4. Appreciate your achievements
Lastly, you need to remember that decluttering is hard work! It can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Make sure to appreciate your achievements and remember that sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. Try taking before and after photos so you can really notice the fruits of your labour.
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