Eight Pro Tips For Tidying Up At Home Every Day

Because our interior has never been as central as it is now and taking care of it inevitably comes down to taking care of yourself, a detailed and fun schedule to learn how to sort, organize and maintain your interior by devoting 30 minutes a day to it for a month. Between the choice of the right accessories and clever tips, this storage professional gives us her insider’s advice to tidy up well daily and simplify your life at the same time.

Tidy up as you go 

Although obvious, this first wise advice is the key to a well-organized interior. To avoid spending the entire weekend, putting away everything you have accumulated during the week, or being perpetually in search of such a thing, it is essential to do a little every day. But for that, each object must have a specific place, the keys in a storage compartment, the waxing in a box.

Sort 

All good storage begins with good sorting. To regain possession of one’s business and avoid the accumulation that settles slowly but surely, drastic sorting is essential. To facilitate the task, we make three piles: to sell, to give, to throw away. We separate ourselves from duplicates or broken objects, which only take up space and dust.

Put away gradually

When you’re overwhelmed with clutter, you usually don’t know where to start, you get down to doing everything without achieving a satisfactory result, and you quickly feel discouraged. To avoid this unpleasant feeling, Hortense de la Roncière advises us to start with a drawer that will be completely put away for a short period. We reiterate these “microtasks” to overcome storage while avoiding nausea.

Always store near the area of ​​use.

Both to gain functionality and to save precious time daily, each object must be stored near the area in which it is used. For example, dishes can be stored near the oven while pots and pans can be found near the hotplates, and toiletries are in the bathroom.

Store what we use daily within sight

Putting away clothes that are out of season has become a habit for many. The dresses we wear every day are visible on a shelf while the chunky woolen sweaters are tucked away at the back of the wardrobe until next winter. Also valid for food, this tip allows you to glance at what you can and should consume right away. Perishable foods are displayed, but foods with a longer shelf life are put back in a cupboard or in the cellar to clean the kitchen.

Make use of all storage spaces. 

It is said only too much here; a functional and perfectly optimized interior requires to make good use of all the spaces available in the house. We store it on the wall using shelves or perforated panels; we take advantage of “dead” spaces such as angles, space under the bed, under the stairs, or the ceiling. Finally, we exploit the corners and the depth of the cabinets thanks to accessories provided for this purpose, such as stepped shelves or revolving cabinets. 

Compartmentalize

To further optimize your storage space, compartmentalization is the ideal solution. A rather common technique when it comes to cutlery is that categorizing is not only the prerogative of the kitchen. You can replicate this storage trick in any room of the house by placing old cardboard boxes in the drawers to separate panties and socks. The only prerequisite: opt for a perfectly calibrated container to avoid taking up space.

Establish the rule of “One inside, one outside.”

Once everything is sorted and neatly put away, a simple but far from obvious rule to apply is in order. Founding precept of minimalism enthusiasts, the “One inside, one outside” rule consists of parting with an object or a piece of clothing each time another walks through the door of the house. The opportunity to part with this dress that is too big, too small, or old-fashioned that we have kept preciously in the closet for almost 5 years. 

Keys To Having A Nice And Efficient Work Area At Home

New technologies have encouraged many of us to work at home, so you must pay close attention to it to make it efficient and beautiful.

Optimize space

That you do not have an exclusive room to work or study is not a good excuse (and you know it), even more so when being resourceful, you can get a more than correct study area. Think about what you need and keep an eye on finding the best place in your house to get it. What are your working tools? A pc, a table not too big, a lot of storage …? When you are very clear about what you need, find the perfect table. Remember that there are sliding solutions, or open and close, 2 × 1 furniture or cabinets that, when opened, reveal an entire office. The best way to perform is to start by being creative from the perspective of the work area.

Squeeze natural light for the health of your eyes

Sure, you have heard it a million times, but it is essential to work as much as possible with natural light thinking not only about saving energy but also about your eyes’ health. Whenever you can, place the desk next to a window. And what do we do when the light disappears? Well, think of aesthetic and efficient solutions. Instead of a gooseneck on the table.

With capacity for everything

Because real life is not a photo from a magazine, there are fewer and fewer cables (thanks to Wi-Fi), but one still hangs under the table, which is neither pretty nor relaxing. Find methods to hide all those cables and, at the same time, have accessible switches or plugs for the printer, scanner, and all the technology that accompanies your work hours. Remember that the work area must be as clear as possible, but with your work tools accessible.

Well heated

To concentrate only on work and not think about how uncomfortable we feel, it is very important to properly heat your study or working corner. Choose the system you want (natural gas or biomass boiler, hot and cold air conditioning splits, low-consumption radiators …), which best interests your home and your pocket, taking into account the importance of responsible consumption.

Free from temptations

If you have an exclusive room to work, it will be easier not to put in it (or at least within your sight) those temptations that make you get away from work. If, on the contrary, you work in the stairwell or the living room, it is a little more difficult but not impossible. Delimit your space (using furniture and decoration), and be very clear about what enters or does not enter your space. Your table is yours alone, so no junk from others or things that you know will distract you.

Make it appetizing

Unless you are passionate about your job, you may well drag your feet on the way to your desk every time you “must” sit. While we play the lottery or find the key to reinvent ourselves, and make work make us happy, strive to decorate your work area in a way that appeals to you. White and neutral tones favor concentration, your travel photos allow the necessary disconnection times, and plants or small decorative elements give the space a less monotonous and boring aspect.

Go green

Studies have shown that having plants in your work area lifts your spirits and encourages your enthusiasm. Vegetation brings calm to our brain. It is not about turning your corner into the new “urban jungle,” but about putting that little green dot so nice for everyone. Plants will oxygenate the environment and humidify the air. And what kind of plants? Well, for example, spatifilium because it neutralizes electromagnetic waves or cacti that avoid disorders such as insomnia or horrible headaches.