You never know how much clutter your home accumulates until you either deep clean or move. However, you can cut down on the build-up of clutter in your home, slowly, without making cleaning a hassle. Here are four Slow Methods to de-cluttering your home on a daily basis, ensuring a tidy, clutter-free space for whatever life throws your way.
Organize in an Easy-Clean Way from the Get-Go
When you first move into a place, you should set up your home in an organized and tidy way. Wipe down surfaces, put books and movies where they need to go, and strive to keep your clothes folded and neat. Everything in its place, as the saying goes.
Box Up Old Toys and Books as Kids Get New Ones
Kids have a habit of accumulating loads of old toys—some of which are never played with. So, make it your mission to box up old toys and books as your kiddos outgrow them. They will inevitably get new stuff every Christmas and Birthday. The aim is to make space before the clutter starts. You’re being proactive in keeping your home tidy and free of unnecessary stuff.
Use Double-Purpose Furniture for Hidden Storage
For a spacious home with a clutter-free appearance, double-purpose furniture is the way to go. Ottomans, couches, loveseats, barstools, and other comfy, cozy home furnishings are more than they seem these days. Most cushions are laid across storage spaces, making it easier for you to hideaway your books, movies, magazines, and other stuff until you need it. Double-purpose furniture, while great for any type of home, is especially awesome for small apartments. Have something quirky to stow away, like kids clip on ties? Invest in an accessories box for your closet.
Clean Throughout the Day and Expect the Same from Your Live-Ins
You might live with a significant other. You might live with your family, kids included. And you might live with friends and roommates. In every scenario, the extra people are live-ins, and they should be as responsible for the cleanliness of your home as you are. Clean throughout the day as you go, whether it be rinsing off dishes or doing a small load of laundry, and expect your live-ins to do the same. Everyone in the house should be capable of pulling their own weight in responsibilities to keep the home safe, clean, and clutter-free.
When it comes to de-cluttering your home, it’s easier than you think. Once you get your home just the way you like it, you will go through great lengths to keep it that way. Guaranteed.