Five Steps to Home Organisation

When it comes to home organisation, it’s important to remember that it’s a journey rather than a destination. What we mean by that is that keeping your home clutter free and tidy is an evolving process that changes and adapts with life, particularly when you have animals or a family.

A tidy home makes it easier to clean, can improve overall wellbeing and saves time on day to day tasks. While many of us find our own ways of organising our homes, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there to streamline the process even further. At Domestique, we see many people’s ingenious home organisation hacks, and wanted to share our top five with you:

1. Have a charity shop afternoon

Over time, it can be easy to store things that we don’t use. Most of us have clothes or Christmas gifts that never see the light of day, so dedicating an afternoon to clearing out the cupboards and gathering items for the charity shop can be a great way of decluttering. It is surprising how much ‘stuff’ you can accumulate over a short period of time, so to keep on top of things we recommend doing this process every six months or so.

2. Tackle the junk drawer

Most of us are guilty of having at least one junk drawer which becomes a dumping ground for all the odds and ends that don’t have a set home. Clear pencil cases can be a fantastic way of organising these drawers and let you see what’s in there quickly and easily. Small plastic boxes and drawer tidies are also great ways of streamlining a drawer’s content and will help instil order.

3. Organise a space you spend a lot of time in

Sometimes, focusing on an area that you spend a lot of time in is a good start. This could be your home office for example, which might be muddled and in need of attention. The first step is to recycle any rubbish that is lurking around or to donate what you no longer need. When you’ve cleared the decks, you can then begin organising. Make the most of boxes, bins and baskets, and label them so you know where things go. After all, when things have a designated home it makes it much easier to keep an environment organised, clean and tidy.

4. Make a beeline for the bathroom

The bathroom is often a place where clutter and rubbish builds up, so having systems in place to cope with that is essential. Have one day a week where you go in search of empty bottles and toothpaste tubes – you’ll be surprised at the amount of space you free up.

Adding some height by putting up some shelving can increase your bathroom’s storage capability dramatically. What’s more, it’s an inexpensive option and is relatively easy to do.

5. Organise hidden spaces

It’s not hard for cupboards to get chaotic, but this can be avoided with a few clever organisation hacks. Three of our favourites include:

-Using an old tissue box to store carrier bags will help you save valuable cupboard space.

-Utilise the backs of your cupboard doors by attaching small hooks to them to hang small items off.

-Use Command hooks to install baskets on the back of your kitchen supplies drawer – they’ll be the perfect home for things like kitchen sponges, dusters and window squeegees.

If you would like more tips on how to streamline your home, or are looking for a cleaner to keep it in tip top shape, why not contact us?