Five Hacks to Keeping Your Home Neat

Keeping your house neat might feel like a constant battle, and one that you’re losing most of the time. I for sure know I am always on the back foot on this one. However, by paying attention to the following simple tips, you should find it easier to get that show home look {am I the only one with HGTV home envy?} minus the hassle.

DITCH THE CLUTTER

Especially if you love shopping {#shopaholic problems} it’s easy to load your house up with too much stuff. However, if your rooms are cluttered up, now could be the time to take action. If it doesn’t bring you joy, ditch it!

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STORAGE STORAGE STORAGE

Make sure you invest in plenty of storage solutions. Having a designated spot for all your possessions means you won’t resort to piling things up on surfaces or on the floor. If you’re short of space, you’ll need to be savvy when selecting these pieces of furniture. Full-height cabinets and storage beds and ottomans can also come in handy. If it’s cute too, maybe you’ll use it more.

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KEEP IT NEAT

It helps if you neaten up as you go too, rather than let clutter build up and then trying to tackle it all in one go. I definitely fall into the latter category here, but as a household we never let dishes build up by our sink, and making sure our clothes are put away in our closets at the end of each day.

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BEDROOM SURFACES TOO

One spot that’s easy to overlook is your dresser and nightstands. Often, these bedroom staples are strewn with everything from hair clips to jewelry to cosmetics. To keep this part of your bedroom clutter free invest in some storage accessories. Retailers like Tesco and Target stock an extensive range at affordable prices.

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PULL YOUR WEIGHT

Also, don’t try to do all the household chores singlehandedly. Instead, make sure other people pull their weight too. It might help to draw up a rotating schedule for shared spaces so that everyone knows what they should do and when and it will save you a lot of nagging and stress in the long run. I definitely fall short on this one as the Hubs does 90% of the cleaning, but I’m trying to help out more recently.

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