To me,“small house” is a very relative term. It’s because you can always make the most out of the space that you have to get enough space for your family. Recently, we found three simple solutions to create more floor space in our house. Let me share them with you through this post.
One solution that we found for helping us with furniture arranging was to take doors off that we felt we could live without. By taking a door off of the closet in our boys’ room, we were able to fit a bed on a wall that wouldn’t normally have fit. If we had kept the door, it would have taken up much of the available space in the room.
Next, I installed a neat spread of shelves above our door. This was such a simple solution for more storage space! It was quick and inexpensive to add a single shelf. I have been able to use it for a lot of things that previously covered our floor space.
Lastly, I utilised all the plight of shelves in our house. Shelving has been a staple in our home. It seems that whenever we’ve wanted to add more space to a closet, craft room, or laundry room, shelving has been our answer.
After you have cleaned your house, then it is best to remain your home clutter free. Is it easy to do? Read these tips and see if you can implement these on your home today.
Think twice before buying a product.
Aside from saving money, bringing in new stuff at home can also hurt your goal of keeping it clutter free. So think if you really need to buy that product before taking it inside your house.
Implement One In, One Out rule
I do this at home and it helps me control the number of stuff that I have to organize and clean. Whenever I need to buy say, a shirt, I keep an old shirt in a box for donation. That’s easy to do isn’t it?
Take a picture of your clean home.
Pictures speak a thousand words. So the next time you fail to clean or think that you are going back to your old habits, take a look at your ‘once cleaned house’. The beauty of a clean and neat place will definitely prompt you to do something to keep it that way.
Do routine clean ups on a weekly basis.
Again, this doesn’t have to be a tiring task, if you are doing your best to keep your home clean. Take things away for donation, purge, throw, do something to minimize the number of stuff you have. You will definitely do yourself a favor in a long run by spending only a few minutes to keep things in order.
A clean house means having items in order, thus keeping it neat and organized. If your house is full of clutter, here are some smart ways to declutter fast.
Spend 10 mins to declutter for each room.
You can use a timer from your phone and or stopwatch. Grab boxes, each one for those that you will keep, donate and throw away. Just spend 10 minutes tops for each room so that you will be compelled to move fast and won’t feel that you are doing a dragging task.
Use your camera to document things to throw away.
Most of us have our own mobile phone and camera so put these to good use. Take pictures of things that you feel that you will miss but have to throw away. Doing this will make you keep some memories without making your house a candidate for the TV show Hoarders.
Don’t let emotions get in the way.
Talking about Hoarders, most subjects find it hard to throw away stuff because they let their emotions rule instead of aiming to have things in order. These are only things, they are subject to wear and tear and eventually have to be thrown away. Your family and relationships matter most, and you will enjoy great bonding moments with them if you have a clean and orderly space at home.
I have been looking for inexpensive ways to improve the look of my home and oftentimes, I find it really easy to implement. All you need to do is to be creative and patient enough especially if you are concerned on doing this on a tight budget. Today, I’ll share with you some quick ways to liven up your bathroom.
Change That Shower Curtains
Give your bathroom a refreshing look by changing that shower curtain now. If you are used with that plain colored one, then look for a shower curtain with lovely prints and colors. Go ahead and find designs that you want online and you might even find a store that delivers it to your home within the day. You can also use a beautiful window curtain for this purpose.
Assign Containers For Your Shower Essentials
If you share your shower room with the family, then it is best to assign containers to house your different bath essentials. It will also make your supplies neatly organized and easy to reach, something that will improve your shower experience as you have everything that you need in one container.
Clean And Make It Smell Good
You don’t need to purchase expensive cleaners and air fresheners, just use all natural cleaners like general cleaning soap, water, baking soda, vinegar and fresh lemons to do the job. Out of these supplies you can create your own home cleaners and air fresheners, perfect to maintain a clean shower room.
A beautiful home is a livable one. That is why you need to do your best to make it a comfortable place to live in. Here are some simple and affordable home improvement ideas that you can do even with a little budget to spare.
Paint walls in a room to change the look and feel of it.
Paint costs are more affordable today. You can start by buying a small can and create an accent wall. You can also paint the entire room to give it a lighter or darker look. This is something that you can do over the weekend and is an easy project to finish.
Use wallpaper to dress your walls and other public areas at home.
While you can paint your room, you can definitely make a bold statement if you use wallpapers instead. Just ask a family member to help you install these wallpapers because, unlike paint, it is not that easy to do alone. You can also ask them to help you decide on which designs to choose especially if you are going to install it in their own room.
Declutter areas before you decide to install new shelves or cabinets.
Empty shelves and cabinets before you decide to purchase and install additional shelves around the house. This will help you clear some areas in those cabinets that you can use to house your new stocks. As for the shelves, this will help you make room for new items to display like books, vases and toys.
Upgrade your door locks and knobs.
Security is a major concern to keep your house safe for you and your family. Buy new locks and knobs and change it over the weekend. Make sure to distribute the new keys to your family members and keep a duplicate copy of each key. You can also use this opportunity to review your family on general rules when it comes to safety around the house.
Move your furniture.
Why purchase for another piece of furniture when your current one is still in perfect condition. Just place it in different area or direction in the room and clean the surface. You can even repaint it if you want to especially if you want to match this with the new color of your walls.
See, you don’t need to spend that much just to give your home a new look. Just pick one or two of these tips and implement these on your free time. You can even involve your family to help you carry out these home improvement ideas as soon as you can.
When it comes to talks on home organization tips, one of the most in-demand are tips on how to de-clutter the closet. Whether you admit it or not, the closet has become your personal storage shed in the home. Frequently used clothes aren’t the only things there, the oldest, the oddest, and the most off-season stuff are there too. In the following, let’s talk about simple and practical ways on how you can make your closet more organized.
First, remember that it all starts in the mind. For sure, you must have told yourself countless times that you would sort the closet; you just can’t seem to find the time. The solution to this is to get rid of the mantra and resolve that you will do things NOW; that you will de-clutter the closet NOW. Unless you do this, you will certainly not get anywhere.
A lot of us have boxes of stuff lying around the house and this is not good if you want to live in an organized way. Now if you want to live a simpler, more organized life, then you have to clear your clutter. But can you do it in one go?
In my opinion, you can do it, but it will take a lot of preparation and legwork for you to do so. You cannot do it alone, if you want to finish this overnight. You need the help of other people, even hire home organizing experts and consultants if you really want to give your home a cleaner look.
So start deciding on when you want to do it, make some calls and contact these people to help you out in clearing your stuff. With a lot of careful thinking and consideration, you are on your way to have a cleaner and more organized look.