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Everything to have its place…
I do believe that it’s no secret that I love home organisation. I love a home that is neat and tidy. However, this is not something that comes easy. If you’re looking to get your home into an organisation stat, there are a few things that you need in order for this to happen. Time, a few pennies and patience.
If you’re thinking now is the perfect time to start this project, then this is the post for you. Personally, if you’re starting from scratch when it comes to home organisation, I cannot recommend this book enough to start with. It’s not too preachy and talks through the home organisation in ways that will not make you dread the job that is coming to you. Also, the cover is gorgeous. My copy lives on my bedside table, it’s my personal bible.
If you’re already in a position of tidiness, but you want to make it look pretty, then here are my top home organisation projects that I use around my home…
I think you’ll pretty much find a woven basket in every room of my home. Not only are they pretty to look at, they are a subtle way of organising and hiding unsightly things. For example, this basket in the image above holds our gym equipment. We threw a blanket and cushion over the top and you never know the difference. Other baskets in my home host my hair dyer and straighteners and camera equipment. Most of my woven baskets are from Homesense, which are home to absolute bargains right now.
Now, I have no image of my fridge as it’s not the prettiest thing (it’s in the cabinets and was fitted terribly. However, my organisation in it is in top form. It’s a tiny fridge so it needed to be organised. To achieve this, I use these plastic tubs from iDesign, which I cannot recommend enough. It allows to to sort my food into categories, stack and create so much more room in my tiny fridge. Plus, it gives my mind some geeky pleasure at seeing everything in place. No fighting to get to the olive spread of fear of knocking things over.
SHOP MY FRIDGE ORGANISATION.
TRAYS & TRINKET BOWLS.
I love a good display tray on my coffee table. Not only is it a design feature, but it’s great for catching bits and bobs throughout the day. It means clutter doesn’t gather up all around the room. It’s in one place so I can scoop it up at the end of the day and return it back to it’s home. Trinket trays also do this job to perfection. I have a few trinket trays scattered around my home for picking up delicate things like my jewellery. I have one in particular near my front door that my keys always go to when I return home at the end of the day. These trays don’t have to be ugly, you can get some great shapes and styles to suit your interior style. Price-wise as well, you can spend your pennies and treat yourself, or you can save that hard-earned cash and get some gorgeous looking, affordable pieces.
I love placing my food into glass jars. Not only does it look ten times better than broken packaging, but it’s easy to recognise everything and see how much you have left of everything. My collection of glass jars are all from Ikea. It’s the most affordable place to get them and have then in an array of sizes. Glass jars are great for displaying out on open shelving or keeping a closed pantry neat and tidy.