Keeping your home tidy on a daily basis can be exhausting, especially if you have kids or pets to clean up after! Sometimes all we want to do after a long day is sit down, relax, and unwind. But did you know that having a home that feels cluttered can have a negative effect on your state of mind? Some studies have found that a messy home can trigger the stress hormone and even make us less creative! As we head into the summer break and holiday season, follow our tips below to declutter your home and your mind.
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It’s common to feel that your living space is overflowing or feels cramped. Consider how often you need the things taking up a lot of space. It might be handy to have that notebook or board game right in arms reach, but it’s also likely collecting dust and adding to the crowded feel.
If you do want to keep items within reach but don’t want the crowded feeling, consider buying an additional shelf or storage unit with a cube or draw to hide away those. These can keep things looking tidy and organised, while still being in easy reach.
Keep your everyday items readily accessible, such as wooden spoons or a knife block. Other bulkier items, like a coffee plunger or cheese grater, take up a bit more space and aren’t typically needed in a rush. Pop these items in a draw or cupboard so you can have a more organised kitchen and take advantage of the extra bench space when you need it!