De-clutter your space

August 7, 2015 - 2 min read

We’re all guilty of hoarding our precious items to some degree. Whether you have storage that’s bursting at the seams, or a space that is filled to the brim with knick-knacks, it’s time to go back to basics.

While winter is melting away quickly, it’s time to get into spring cleaning mode and give your home the refresh it needs! Although it can be a difficult task for some, de-cluttering can truly open up a space and allow a new start! Whether you want to redesign your space, or simply throw out a few unnecessary items, we’ve got you covered. Read on for more!

Whether you want to remove the clutter or simply reorganise it, here are some handy hints to get you on the road to a more organised space.

Occupy the wall


Are your kitchen cupboards set to burst? Bring everything out into the open and place your extra cups, bowls and glasses on wall shelves. You can even get creative with it and use funky labels to keep everything in its place, to help your guests know where to put things!

Segment your drawers


Don’t you hate rummaging through drawers for ages trying to find that one USB stick? A cluttered drawer can become such a pain that we end up placing items on top of it, but that isn’t very functional. Try adding compartments to your drawers, so you can allocate a specific space for your things, without them getting all mixed and tangled. You can also use the top of your dresser or drawers to house something more appealing, like a vase of flowers!

Have a good place to store out-the-door essentials


All of our shoes, umbrellas, keys and hats seem to congregate in the same place when we dump them upon our arrival home. A great way to stop the pile is to make a place by the door for all of those items that you commonly take with you and put down a basket specific to these items. Pop a basket on the floor for shoes and install a few hooks to hang your coats and hats! Now, that ugly pile is a manageable collection by the doorway.

Make your study mobile


Get rid of those pesky papers flying all over the place and organise a mobile workspace. A rolling office will help keep all of your stationery and supplies in check, so you don’t have to cover the whole dining room table with your project all the time. These rolling offices are also great for smaller homes that don’t grant you the luxury of your own office space or study.