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Getting organised for the disorganised inspired by imperfect homemaker

Are you one of many to put their hands up and say your life is slightly disorganised, cluttered, messy and the fact that your house resembles that of a bombsite? If that’s the defining description of your own home whether in your bedroom, living room or office and your feeling completely drained by the lack of space to think then now’s the time to clear the clutter and rekindle your living space to help you to feel organised and motivated!

I was inspired to put together this post after coming across Maryellen’s article over at www.imperfecthomemaker.com , after reading her “help for disorganized people” post she raised a really interesting point about finding your “organising style”. It’s something that never quite crossed my mind that putting everything inside a box to organize was part of my style, so here in this post I’ve put together some easy home organising tips perfect to help get you started.

Step one: Categorize!

Like Maryellen said whether you’re a neat nelly, pile polly or basket betty now’s the time to get yourself organised and categorized.  It couldn’t be much easier to get your hands on a variety of storage boxes of different styles, colours, patterns and sizes to suit your tailored needs of what to put in it. One great thing is that if you’re consistent in boxing your belongings or paperwork in order, labelling the fronts will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for from car insurance paperwork to your household bills and more.

Step two: Out of sight out of mind

It’s all too easy with a swift sweep of the foot move all that laundry and floor clutter under your bed and think to yourself if you can’t see it you can’t worry about it and in some respects this is true, but it’s not getting you closer to being organised if you happen to need something you stuffed under there. Under bed storage is a life saver and perfect for storing clothing and bedding whilst it’s not being used so this is one perfect additional you could try in your mission for a tidy home.

Step three: Placement

We all collect the odd sentimental item or two as we go about our day to day lives or travels, but sooner or later that one to two turns into quite a few and just begins to overrun your poor mantel piece that’s now looking extremely weighed down. That’s not to say that you can’t make a collection of “cluttered” pieces into the perfect display with a bit of attention to its placement arrangement.

Select the items you cherish the most, wipe away the dust and have fun putting them on display and if there just happens to be one or two things left behind you can always find them a new home somewhere else. Hopefully this little post will be helpful to those of you in need of a organised pick me up to help you on the road to being a professional at organising your home.


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