Imagine coming home to a tidy home. Your bed is made, dishes are put away, the laundry is folded and in it’s proper place. Check out three totally doable tips to make coming home the least stressful part of your day.
Step 1, Comfort
Make your house a home, they say.
There’s more to it than you think. From picking a theme that suits you, to a room that has just the right amount of natural light, it can be a challenge. Do you feel most comforted surrounded by photos of your loved ones or is a minimalist aesthetic what helps you wind down after a long day?
Step 2, Cleanliness
There’s nothing worse than coming home to the smell of trash in the kitchen and clothes on the floor. Take 5 minutes out of your morning routine to tidy up each living space. A quick vacuum or floor sweep goes a long way. If your roommates aren’t pulling their weight, take initiative and respect your space. You never know who might need to stop by for a quick visit. Running through the house stuffing random items in strange places will only lead to confusion and added clean up later.
Step 3, Organization
This is a big one for me. If I’m not organized, I’m not at peace. Try taking 1 hour each week to go through your belongings and organize. Fold that laundry and put it away where it belongs, throw out old food in the fridge, put the clean dishes back in the cabinets. No need to hunt through closets to find something you stuffed away, you’ll know where everything is and be able to take note of items you never use.
I recommend storage containers for under your bed. Fold in everything you haven’t worn this season and any bulky winter items. If you don’t find yourself missing those items head to a donation center. Some spots even pay for gently used items. The clear boxes make it easy to organize everything from papers and receipts to books and clothing items like scarves or belts.
Tips from the pro:
Creating a Pinterest Board or mood board with all your favorite items has proven to be a cost effective way to transform your room and living space. Wait for items to go on sale or shop at lower priced stores. Once you have a set look in mind you won’t find yourself buying random items that don’t fit a cohesive look.