Decluttering Tips

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5 quick and easy decluttering tips

There is lots to love about living in Banksia Grove, and moving into your beautiful, brand new dream home - devoid of clutter and excess “things” - is definitely one of them.

Research has shown people living in a decluttered, neat and tidy home are happier and more content. Combine this with the joy of a brand new home and you’ll have found your happy place.

Here’s 5 quick and easy decluttering tips to help you get started.

 

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  1. TURN OLD INTO NEW

Once you’ve finished with glass jars in your kitchen (jam, vegemite, etc.), give them a good clean and use them to store cotton swabs, cotton balls or any other items in your bathroom. If your cupboards are full of empty glass jars and plastic ice-cream containers, it’s time to put them in the recycle bin!

  1. STYLISH STORAGE

If you’re looking for a stylish item that can conceal mess easily, you can’t go wrong with large woven baskets! If your things are taking up space on your floor, counters or couches, just stuff it all in a basket and voilà! Your house will look a whole lot tidier in just minutes.

  1. RIP OUT AND RECYCLE

With everything going digital these days, there’s no point in holding on to old magazines. Just scan any pages you’d like to keep and recycle the rest.

  1. SORT OUT YOUR SHOWER

Get your bath or shower organised with the addition of a shower caddy, which you can use to store all of your soaps, body wash, shampoos and conditioners. If you look around you can find different types to suit your space, including ones that hang from the shower head pipe or others that have several shelves attached.

  1. SEAL IT WITH A VACUUM

Go through your wardrobe and create two piles: stuff you still wear and the stuff you don’t. Bag all of the stuff you no longer wear and donate it to a local charity like The Salvation Army or Save The Children. Make sure the clothes are in good as new condition, if they have stains, tears or are heavily worn it is time to turf them!

As for all of the clothes you still wear, place seasonal items (like woolly jumpers in summer or light tops in winter) in vacuum-sealed plastic bags. These bags compress the clothing, making it much easier to fit under the bed or in a closet.