With Marie Kondo’s philosophy of “sparking joy” and the jump into summer, the time to cut clutter is ever present. “Clutter-free” are the two most beautiful words in the English language. Why not try these tips to help you tackle the mess? Spruce up your living space — one room at a time!
The Living Room
Start off in the living room, to get a clear-eyed view of your clutter and how it impacts your everyday life.
- Consolidate all of your electronics in one custom cabinet and use linen panels to conceal the television when it’s not in use.
- Keep your bookshelves just for books. By stacking sturdy wooden benches to make a streamlined shelf, you can keep your extra treasures in this space.
- For bigger necessities, a three-tiered vertical basket is ideal for grouping bottles, brushes, and rolls of toilet paper.
- Too many towels? A trio of bars affixed behind the door is a great way to use a small amount of space efficiently.
A cluttered desk often reflects a cluttered mind. Clear it and you’ll feel more at ease to be creative, productive, and to fly through that to-do list.
- To get started, tackle those piles of paperwork. Organize receipts, lists, and other items in a notebook that can accommodate papers of different sizes. You can also scan them in for storage on an electronic device in order to preserve them digitally.
- Take this opportunity to go through your personal library: Keep only the books you truly love and purge the ones you will never read again. If you’re on the fence about getting rid of a book, check if it’s available as an e-book or still in print.
Content Curated from: Martha Stewart Living