Tidying up a small home can seem simple. However, with less space, clutter becomes overwhelming quickly. No one likes to live in a messy place; it doesn't matter their home size. That’s why we gather for you these seven decluttering tips for small homes, so grab your cleaning tools and let's start!
- Declutter daily
Keeping clutter away is challenging for everyone. However, in small homes, the space for clutter runs out over time. If you are living in a smaller home, daily decluttering seems almost mandatory. However, it doesn't mean you will be working harder to tidy-up. On the contrary, with less space to organize, you can keep your home decluttered with daily touch-ups.
- Use labeled baskets
When you have nowhere to store an item, it will likely end up piled with other stuff. Prevent clutter before it builds up with labeled baskets (or any storage bin) where you can put objects that right now don't have a place in your home. The baskets could be labeled as donating, recycling, fixing, selling, etc. Choose them according to your needs, and don't forget to purge them often!
- Use space creatively
With creativity, you can squeeze every inch of space out of your home. Look for free space in your closet, in your cabinets, under your bed, and on your counter! Many places in your home can serve you as storage too, just beware of clutter.
- Go vertical
When you run out of space in a room, go vertical! The furniture that best represents this idea is bunk beds, but finding tall and slim movables should be easy. If you have a pantry, closet, or bookshelf with free vertical space, feel free to use it. With creativity, every clear wall could be a spot to store or showcase your things!
- Buy smart
With little space in your home, buying things you don't need will lead you to clutter—discounts and freebies just complicate this issue! A simple way to avoid filling your home with stuff is establishing the "one in, one out" rule. For every purchase or freebie that arrives at your home, donate one thing roughly the same size or value. Avoid keeping things "just in case."
- Make sure everything has a place
Having a specific place for everything facilitates organization. It is crucial for households with multiple members, especially with kids. When everybody stores items in the designated area after using them, decluttering becomes a breeze.
Remember that all these ideas will only work if you follow daily decluttering habits. Building a new routine might be tricky at first, but with willpower and consistency, you can achieve it and declutter your home like the professionals.
However, if you don’t find the time to apply these decluttering ideas for small houses maybe you need a helping hand. We know household chores can be exhausting, no matter your home size. If you need a little help with your cleaning, Maid in Hoboken is here to help you! We are a local company with experience and passion for cleaning. Get your quote now!