Friday, 28 August 2015

Top Tips for Organising Your Home

Portia Simmons, founder of storage solution MyBuddy Box, gives her top tips

Written by Portia Simmons
Always label for easy retrieval
 - it is so important to use smart labeling methods around your home. If you label your items appropriately it will save you so much time and energy.

Opt for multifunctional furniture as storage - is there an ottoman you could also use to store blankets? If you're in the market for a new bed, consider looking at one that has drawers underneath or at least enough height to store some under-the-bed bins. Incorporate practical pieces that have many uses.

Most people think in terms of left to right, but don't discount that space above your head and at your feet. These are a great places to store out-of-season, holiday, or little-used and worn items. Could you hang shelves above your desk for extra books, papers or pictures?

Have a nice storage box in every single room in the house. Use it for chucking in any toys that are on the floor of that room. Every so often you can carry a box to the play room or bedroom, returning everything to its rightful home, but it means that on a day to day basis there is always a place in every room to chuck toys when it's all getting too much.

A little bit each day - people often say that they don't have enough time to do any organizing, but everyone can find 10-15 minutes in their day to focus on at least one small space or project.

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