Now that spring has definitely sprung, you may finally have the motivation to tackle the big ‘Spring Clean’. Furthermore, thanks to Marie Kondo’s inspiration, you may want to take your annual tidy up to the next level. After all, home organisation really can spark joy.
So, if you want to experience that magic of a tidier, more organised home, follow these amazing home organisation hacks. They’re are not just for the spring clean but will help your home stay beautifully organised all year long.
Living room organisation hacks
Your living room should be a haven, and, alongside the bedroom, it should be the place with the least clutter possible. However, kid’s toys, family heirlooms and stuff you just don’t know what else to do with often end up lingering in the lounge. So, what can you do to declutter your living room and make it much more inviting?
1. Add legs to your sofa
A great living room hack is to find pretty or subtle furniture risers or sofa legs to raise your sofa up off the ground. You can then store trays, baskets and boxes underneath. Furniture risers are surprisingly heavy duty, just make sure not to make your risers too high that it makes your sofa uncomfortable.
2. Create a charging station
Fed up with wires all over the floor and every surface in the living room? Clear it all away and create one organised charging station. A stylish magazine rack is a perfect tool for a tidy charging station as it can hold phones, tablets and laptops. This stops a tangle of cords and wires littering the floor and means you always know where your devices are.
3. Declutter the coffee table
From coasters to loose change, pens to remotes, cables and makeup; almost everything makes its way onto the coffee table. So instead of banishing all of these items, which you know won’t be possible, add a stylish tray to your coffee table. While it may not be as good as banishing it all, this method is more practical and will still keep your coffee table looking pretty and tidy.
Top tip: If you’re looking for a new coffee table. How about a vintage trunk or chest? These not only look incredibly stylish, but they offer internal storage and serve as a fantastic coffee table too!
Kitchen organisation hacks
It’s likely your kitchen is more than just a place to cook; it is a place to eat, entertain, chat and essentially serve as the hub of the home. However, when you need a multi-functioning room, you need space. Making the most of every nook and cranny is essential. Follow these top kitchen organisation hacks to give you more space.
1. Utilise the inside of your cabinet doors
If you’re looking to clear the clutter on your kitchen surfaces, then it’s likely there is some under-utilised space on the inside of your cabinet doors. Here you can store a spice rack to keep all of your herbs and flavourings neat and tidy. The inside door could even hold your family noticeboard, shopping list, and calendar if you want a clean, crisp kitchen.
If you want to get really crafty, install a magnetic sheet on the inside of cabinets which can store magnetic pots, measures and recipes, you don’t know what to do with. Alternatively, opt for chalkboard paint and keep all of your family meal plans up to date while keeping your kitchen paperless.
2. Add a curtain pole in your under-sink cupboard
Got too many cleaning products that are messing up your cleaning cupboard? Add a taut washing line, curtain pole or tension rod to run the length of your under-sink cupboard. With this, you can then hook all of your spray bottles along the rod. This makes them much easier to find and frees up the floor space in the cupboard to provide you with extra storage space.
You could even add holders on the inside of the cupboard doors to hold your sponges, clothes and cleaning materials so that you can always find the item you need.
3. Go diagonal
Messy drawers, cutlery draws, small appliance drawers, whatever you have, it doesn’t take much for them to become messy and cluttered. However, a great kitchen hack is to implement diagonal drawer organisers. This gives you much more space and flexibility.
You can then organise the short, wider items such as the tea-strainer and can opener in the corners and the longer items such as the rolling pin and spatulas in the longest middle section.
Top tip: After organising your kitchen, make it smell great by adding a few capfuls of vanilla extract to an ovenproof dish and put your oven on a medium heat for around an hour. The pleasant vanilla scent will make your whole home smell much more inviting.
Bedroom organisation hacks
When it comes to home organisation in the bedroom, the main focus will be on keeping your wardrobe in check – which can dramatically help your whole bedroom to remain a calm and restful haven. So what wardrobe organisation hacks can you implement to make your bedroom a more pleasant space?
1. Use shower rings for scarf holders
If you find your scarves are a tangle by the time it comes around to winter and that one hanger per scarf seems a little too indulgent, save space by attaching cheap shower rings to one hanger. You now have a tangle-free loop for each scarf using just one hanger in the wardrobe.
2. Make your wardrobe interior pretty
This may seem strange in your quick-win way to get your home more organised, but by making the interior of your wardrobe not only practical but inviting, you will be more inclined to store stuff away and to keep it tidy. This is a Marie Kondo favourite, who says; “Transform your closet into your own private space, one that gives you a thrill of pleasure.”
To do this, take a good look at your wardrobe, is there empty middle space between boxes at the bottom and clothes hanging on the rail? If so, why not add an extra shelf for shoes or another pole for hanging shorter items. For example, you can hang and fold jumpers without them stretching by following this folding method.
3. Storage Cube
Credit to Ikea as this is definitely one of the best organisation hacks – Ikea storage cubes are a stylish and effective way to store all of your bedroom clutter. Use as many cubes as you need and then choose some stylish baskets, boxes and trays to further compartmentalise your stuff. You can then use your collection of storage cubes as a nightstand or even a dressing table!
Top Tip: Can’t be without your book, glasses or phone in the bedroom? Create or buy a hanging bedroom caddy that falls on the side of your bed which will have little pockets for all your essentials. It removes clutter and makes things easy to reach in the night.