Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015

5 Life Hacks for an Organised Home

organised homeWhile an organised home may not completely organise your life, it will help alleviate unnecessary stress and undue searching. Check out five life hacks that can help create a place for everything in your home.

1. Clear Bathroom Storage
Make the morning rush less frantic by organising your bathroom with clear tubs and jars. Stop losing your bobby pins by keeping them in a small jar on you bathroom counter. For cotton balls, fill them to the brim in large container. No matter what needs organising in your bathroom, clear storage will save you from digging through makeup bags or dark drawers to find what you need.

2. Bungee Cord Storage
It’s no secret that garages are often unorganised. Tools, mowers, cleaning products, bikes, helmets, shoes and endless other items typically find their way into a garage – not to mention mounds of dust and spider webs. One way to spruce up your garage space is by creating your own bungee cord storage system for miscellaneous recreational items, particularly basketballs, soccer balls or footballs. Simply take inspiration from the sporting aisle at your local store, create a rectangular frame from a few planks of wood and line each side with stretchy bungee cords. Once completed, the kids can easily pull a ball through the cords and push it back through when finished.

3. Optimise Bed Storage
It’s common to hear about monsters, old apple cores and missing socks under the bed, but it’s not as common to hear about fantastic and organised storage solutions. If your bed is designed in such a way where there is plenty of space underneath, make sure you use it as a storage area. Purchase clear tubs, wooden baskets or another type of container that suits your home’s décor to organise items like shoes, books and bags under the bed. Reduce clutter in the kids’ room by packing away their toys and books under their beds as well.organised home

4. Kitchen Blackboards
Keep a weekly schedule, an ongoing shopping list, important dates and appointment times on a blackboard in the kitchen. This will ensure every member of the family is organised each week. Blackboards can even encourage a rustic theme throughout the kitchen as well. If a blackboard won’t suit your décor, considering hanging an empty frame. Simply use a white-board marker to write your notes on the glass.

5. Storage
When it comes to bigger items or things you don’t need on daily basis, storage becomes a great solution in keeping the home organised. Sentimental ornaments you can’t part with, sporting equipment and collectible items are some of the things that can quickly throw a home into disorder. It’s important to note, however, that not everything belongs in storage. Check out Fort Knox’s handy infographic below to see what should make its way into a storage unit, what could be thrown away or donated or what should be kept at home with you.

Which of these life hacks would best help you in organising your home? Do you have any of your own you rely on to stay sane?

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