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9 genius decluttering secrets we learned from the pros

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Professional cleaners and organisers must have the tidiest homes in the whole of the UK, and we NEED to know how they do it! Try as we might, we simply can't ever seem to capture the same levels of organisation and neatness that they do—until now! We think that we've tapped into a handful of their best tips and we're going to share them with you today, to help you embrace a far more streamlined and organised home. 

From making more of the walls in your kitchen through to adding storage, to your storage, you're going to love these ideas and the ease with which they'll help you to make your home run smoothly—so let's take a look!

1. Use your walls more creatively.

Blackboard Modern kitchen by Pixers Modern



If you always find that your kitchen counters are getting cluttered, you might need to put your walls to better use! Blackboard walls always look amazing, but instead of using them just for aesthetics, how about adding some shelves and writing on the wall, in chalk, what is on the shelf? You'll never confuse side plates with dinner platters again and you'll free up lots of cupboard space.

2. Divide up your drawers.

Bespoke tie drawer: minimalist  by Lamco Design LTD, Minimalist
Lamco Design LTD

Bespoke tie drawer

Lamco Design LTD

Storage drawers are amazing, but you can really heighten the impact and usefulness of them by simply adding some dividers. Wouldn't you love to not need to empty everything out every day, when you're looking for a specific pair of earrings or a certain tie? We know we would!

3. Repurpose haberdashery furniture.

Vintage Haberdashery counter: classic  by Owl and the Elephant, Classic
Owl and the Elephant

Vintage Haberdashery counter

Owl and the Elephant

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to house bedlinen and towels? They're so bulky and simply swallow up normal drawer space, but if you look out for haberdashery cabinets, they are built for larger textile items! Sliding drawers makes access a doddle and, the furniture itself will always look gorgeous!

4. Employ seasonal baskets.

Basket: country  by Mister Toad, Country

This is an amazing idea and we wish we'd though of it before! Have baskets for all your seasonal accessories and keep them in the shed, so that everybody knows where to look for specific items! Your winter basket might have scarves and hats, while your summer one might have swimming accessories and water bottles. This will really prevent messy searches!

5. Designate a place for toys.

scandinavian  by NOBOBOBO, Scandinavian

Toy box “Pitagoras sigh”


We know that kids aren't the tidiest humans on the planet, but if you give them their own storage unit and tell that to decide where all their toys will live in it, you might find that they take a lot of pride in keeping everything where it belongs. Chests, shelves and modular cubby holes are all great options that kids will find fun to use.

6. Keep like with like in your drawers.

Farmhouse Ivory 9 Drawer Chest: country  by The Cotswold Company, Country
The Cotswold Company

Farmhouse Ivory 9 Drawer Chest

The Cotswold Company

Just wait until you see this idea! You'll wonder how you didn't think of it before! Have certain drawers dedicated to singular items and you'll never have to search for anything again. For example, have a drawer where ALL the candles live, from tapered through to church and even birthday cake varieties. Just add some dividers and pop them all in together! How simple is that?

7. Have a secret stocktake system.

Vintage Red Metal Storage Drawer: industrial  by Dotcomgiftshop, Industrial

Vintage Red Metal Storage Drawer


If you simple can't bear to ever throw anything away, invest in some storage boxes, number them, have a spreadsheet on your computer that tells you what is in each box and pop them up the in the loft. You'll be able to see where everything is at a glance, but not need clutter everywhere. Genius!

8. Roll your t-shirts.

If you want a neater and more space-efficient closet, you need to start rolling those t-shirts! Well, anything that doesn't absolutely need to be hung can be rolled and stacked and you'll be shocked at both how neat the finished look is and how much extra space you have garnered. 

9. Have moveable organisation stations.

Inspiration Modern study/office by Korbo Modern



In a home office or creative studio space, it's never a bad idea to have some mobile organisation. Think about investing in a crafts trolley, which can house all your stationery or perhaps tools, so that when you need it, it is right next to you and at all other times, can be hidden away. Talk about a time saver!

For more organisational tips, take a look at this Ideabook: Wardrobe organisation made simple.

Are you going to put any of these ideas to the test? How about that personal stocktake one?
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