Guest post by Ella
‘Keep thy home clean’ might not be a commandment, but it is good advice. Every now and then you might take a look at your home and figure you have too many things lying about, and all of them much too disorganized. What you should do then is bring some order in your home during house cleaning, and do it soon so that you can contribute to its tranquility as soon as possible. It does not require too much effort, only dedication and some creativity in keeping a house clean. And here is some advice on how to do it.
If you have gotten to the point where you barely have any space, you should be aware that you have way too much possessions. Time to be humble and clear some of them up. There are a couple of ways of doing this, but none of them should be throwing them out. Some of the things you own have been in your home for years, they have been a part of it, and carry a piece of it within themselves. Consider donating them to a charity – it is a humane thing to do, and apart from freeing space in your house, it will show your goodness to others; it even might inspire them to do the same thing. Otherwise, give them away to a friend, a relative, or even to the good neighbourhood children. You should not sell them for the same reasons as throwing them away – unless you really need the money.
Next, go around your humble home and try finding a place for everything else. There are so many ways of storing things nowadays that as long as you have the proper containers, you should not have any problems finding a place for everything. The kitchen, for example, contains so many racks, shelves, drawers, cabinets, and counters that you can easily arrange your cutlery, utensils, pots, and pans. You can get some stands as well to mount your spices, tea, and herbs – this will both serve you well in finding them when you need them later, and it will look pleasing to the eye. The bathroom can use some etageres which can take all your cleaning products, and soaps and shampoos, freeing up space everywhere else. Now enter the bedroom and look at your wardrobe. It might need some organising as well. Always build from the start – take everything up, fold, organize, and only then put the clothes back to have some proper order. Your living room might be the most daunting place to organize, but nothing is impossible if you have enough dedication to your work. Donate the extra decorations, have a focus point of the room – whether it be the dining table where your family gathers, or the fireplace – and arrange the rest of the furniture around it. Now you will know where to stand when you need your family’s attention as well.
De-cluttering the home is not the intimidating process you might think it to be. Simply have faith in yourself, roll up the sleeves and start thinking of ways to make the home more appealing.
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