Most people approach home organising with good intentions. But it doesn’t always go to plan. Keep reading for 5 common home organising mistakes and how you can avoid them.
1. Forgetting to de-clutter first
The biggest and hardest step to organising your home is de-cluttering. We know it’s hard to let go of much loved possessions or items you’ve had for years and years. But do you really need everything you own?
When de-cluttering your home you need to think realistically. Do you really need to keep every single paperback book you’ve ever read? Will you ever wear those five old bridesmaid dresses that are taking up valuable space in your wardrobe?
We’re not saying you need to toss all your beloved possessions. Instead, we recommend taking time to think about each item and assessing the likelihood of you needing or using the item.
2. Buying storage solutions without a plan
Have you ever rushed into a project only to realise it’s a bigger job than expected? Home organising is just the same. You need to take stock of your home and plan out your storage needs before hitting the shops. People who go shopping without a plan, often end up with too many or too few storage solutions.
3. Keeping stacks of paper on the kitchen bench
We may be progressing towards a paper-free society, but for the time being paper is still part of our lives. There is no point in creating a beautiful organised kitchen if you’re just going to dump newspapers, unsorted mail or catalogues across your kitchen bench.
Take a few minutes each day to sort and clear all papers – you won’t regret it.
4. Leaving cupboards messy inside
Home organising is more than taking mess and hiding it away. In fact, getting everything to fit inside your cupboards is only the beginning. You need to ensure your cupboards are as organised inside as they are out. Never and we mean never, skip this step!
5. Not calling in the professionals
If you find the job too big and are getting overwhelmed, don’t cast it aside. Instead, call in the professionals. Home organising professionals will help assist you with developing storage solutions that suit your home and your needs.
Now, doesn’t that sound fantastic?
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