I’ve always been the kind of person who loves a clean and tidy home. Our house isn’t a show home by any stretch of the imagination, but I am very house proud. I am a single, self-employed mother of two children and my to-do list is never-ending, therefore life and home organisation is hugely important in order for us to live lives free of chaos and clutter.
Like many modern families, we lead very busy lifestyles. Both children are at school 5 days a week, this blog is my full time job, and as the only adult in the house, all of my spare time is spent cooking, cleaning, spending time with the children or socializing. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying my feet barely touch the ground until bedtime! It’s taken a long time, but as a family I think we’ve finally found the balance. During the summer holidays I reduced my work hours in a bid to organise our home once and for all and I’m pleased to report I succeeded.
Are you in need of home organisation tips? Read on to find out how I created a chaos free home for my family.
First of all I got rid of any items or objects we no longer wanted or needed. This included everything from paperwork to cuddly toys and I’m slightly ashamed to say we filled two skips. I have absolutely no idea how we managed to accumulate so many unnecessary belongings, but my goodness did it feel good to get rid.
Once the clutter had been removed, organising our home became much more achievable. I invested in several basic storage tubs and shelf organisers for the kitchen. Each tub is labelled according to its contents which makes finding a specific item far easier than before. Our fridge has become the HQ of the home with everything from meal plans to letters from school adorning its doors. The kitchen is where I spend a huge chunk of my day so this was the first room I tackled.
Everything now has a place which has made a huge difference to my evenings.
Furniture which is appealing and functional is a must have. Lionshome have a fantastic range of cabinets and storage options suitable for all interior tastes. High traffic areas such as the hallway should be kept as uncluttered as possible. I recently purchased an extending shoe rack to make finding footwear easier than ever before, which is great for those school mornings where we are rushing to get out of the door.
The children’s toys are split between the living room and their shared bedroom. A small selection of toys are kept in storage boxes next to the sofa, and the rest are stored in cabinets in their bedroom. This saves them pulling everything from one room to another and helps me to know exactly where everything is. I keep bathroom products to a minimum and store all products in handy storage baskets
The key to winning the home organisation battle is ensuring that everything is accessible and easy to find. Having an organised home eases stress and anxiety, not just for adults but children too! Invest a few hours and pennies into creating a space that benefits the whole family, you won’t regret it.
This post is written in collaboration with Lions Home UK. All views and opinions are my own.