Between work, school, hobbies, social engagements and everything else going on in your busy lifestyle, finding the time to focus on organising your home is challenging – and often a chore that gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.
With Spring just around the corner, many households will start to get into the spring-cleaning spirit. If you’re planning on dedicating some time to organising your home in the coming weeks or months, we think you’ll love these six ideas:
Create a shoe-drop and bag-drop station
Whether you’re a family of two or a family of six, the entrance hallway can easily become a cluttered space within the home. It’s often the place where bags are dropped, shoes are kicked off and jackets are strewn. And let’s face it, no one wants to come home to a cluttered hallway. Luckily there’s a way to organise your hallway affordably and effectively. For $39, you can purchase this Kmart 8 Cube Unit, where shoes, bags and more can be neatly and easily stored. You can even add some woven baskets to store extra seasonal items like scarves, beanies or hats. Add some stick-on hooks to the side of the unit to hang your coats and jackets.
If your entrance hallway is a bit too narrow to accommodate this type of storage, there are plenty of affordable and stylish wall hooks and shoe racks to organise coats, jackets and shoes. This will help to keep your entrance looking tidy and organised as you get on with your busy lifestyle.
- Use containers to keep smaller items together
According to Marie Kondo, the best way to maximise the space in your drawers and cupboards is to use boxes or containers to group or categorise smaller items. Doing this makes your items much easier to see and grab, without having to dig through piles of stuff. This trick can apply to any room in the home – from storing clothing in your wardrobe to organising items in your pantry or fridge. You can find a huge selection of affordable containers, tubs and boxes at your local Kmart.
- Enhance visibility and accessibility with a Lazy Susan
Lazy Susans have transcended simply being used on the dining table when entertaining guests. Now, they come in all shapes, sizes and materials to help you organise your benchtops and cupboards. From storing condiments and spices in your pantry, to making toiletries or cleaning products easy-to-grab in your bathroom or laundry, storage turntables are quickly becoming a staple in every room of the home. They make items visible and accessible, so you don’t need to turn into Elastigirl to reach that jar of passata sauce at the back of the cupboard.
- Use drawer dividers
If you’ve ever spent ages rifling through your drawers to find the matching lid for your Tupperware container, you’ll love drawer dividers and the ease they bring to storing and organising small items. Invest in some adjustable drawer or shelf dividers to keep smaller items upright and in place so you can effortlessly put your hands on them.
- Label everything
Forget rummaging through your abundance of spice jars, containers, and boxes to find what you’re looking for. One of the best ways to organise your home is to label everything! From the shoe boxes in your wardrobe to the jar of cinnamon in your pantry – labelling is the way to go.
- Declutter, donate, and upcycle
If your wardrobe is overflowing, it could be the perfect time to sell, donate or give your good-condition items to friends and family. The same can be done for toys, clothes, or furniture that your children have outgrown or no longer use. You’ll not only free up space and reduce clutter, you’ll also be giving your items a new life.
Another way to breathe new life into older furniture is to upcycle and refurbish it. This can also be more cost-effective than buying an entirely new piece of furniture. For example, you could transform a chest of drawers by giving it a fresh coat of paint and adding new handles. Bunnings is the perfect destination to get the inspiration and resources you need!
Where to shop?
Argyle is well-positioned close to a range of shopping centres and stores where you can buy all your home organisation needs. Here are some suggestions:
- Narellan Town Centre (Kmart, The Reject Shop, Target, Big W, Ronis Home Depot, Bed Bath ‘n’ table, Belle & Co, Habitania, Home Trend, House and My House)
- Bunnings Narellan
We hope you found these home organisation ideas helpful!