10 Quick Fixes To Keep In Mind For An Organised Home

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An organised home can contribute to less stress and more time relaxing. Here are some hacks to keep on hand for an always-tidy abode.

Put up a pegboard
Wall storage is one of the best ways to utilise the vertical space in your home. With a pegboard, the possibilities are endless. Pegboards come in various sizes and can also be combined to cover bigger areas. Here are three ways to use them:

  • Bathroom
    Clear up the space on your countertop by transferring all your daily items onto the pegboard. No more stuff accidentally toppling into the basin!
  • Closet
    The best part about a pegboard is being able to add and rearrange hooks and shelves as your needs change. A pegboard will definitely be able to keep up with the changes in your wardrobe.
  • Work corner
    Declutter your workstation and organise your tools and materials on a pegboard. Now there’s space for inspiration to strike.

    Image credit: IKEA

    Image credit: IKEA

Use a foldable drying rack
The weather in Singapore is unpredictable. If it happens to start pouring when you are doing laundry, you’ll need all the indoor drying space you can find. A foldable drying rack is one of the indispensable home organisation tools every Singapore home needs. When you’re done, fold it up and tuck it away out of sight.

Throw in some baskets
There are so many things that you can do with baskets. Small ones on open shelves help to corral knick-knacks while large ones on the floor are a stylish way to keep things in one place. They also make it quick and easy to tidy up a room.

Image credit: Ashepa

Image credit: Ashepa

Love for cord bundlers
The secret to using these cord bundlers is to use them not only on the walls, but also on your electrical appliances like the toaster, the kitchen mixer, the blender, you get the idea. Stick it on the appliance, coil up the cable, and you will finally prevent those unruly wires from snaking all over the countertop.

Add wheels
Movable counters and beautiful bar carts allow you to organise everything you need and bring them to exactly where you are. Use them to organise your art supplies for the craft corner or your beauty products next to the vanity counter. Serve snacks and drinks to visitors and simply wheel them out of the way when you need more space.

Image credit: Crate & Barrel

Image credit: Crate & Barrel

Wire under control
Never underestimate the amount of mess that unkempt wires can add to the look of your home. It’s why many homeowners like to conceal the main wiring, but there are those that cannot be hidden, like your table lamps and mobile electronics. Use tiny hooks to arrange your wires and cord clips to keep them neatly in one place.

Keep it hidden
Dual-purpose furniture pieces with a hidden storage feature always top our list. These storage compartments help to organise your everyday items and hide away clutter without taking up any additional space.

Image credit: Zanotta

Image credit: Zanotta

Bay window hacks
Transform the bay window into a storage area. This can be a closed storage compartment or open shelving to display books and magazines. Even with storage added, the bay window can still be designed as a sitting bench, further maximising its use.

Invest in drawer organisers
Organise your messy drawers and you’ll find that you spend less time looking for the item you want. Use drawer inserts or acrylic dividers to separate the different things. For an eco-friendly option, upcycle old bowls and egg trays as desk or drawer organisers.

Image credit: IKEA

Image credit: IKEA

Purge clutter
The best way to keep your home neat and organised is really to be conscious of our habits. Do a stocktake of the items in your home. Stop buying stuff you already have and throw out the things that you do not use. In addition, designate a place for every single item and always return it to the same place!

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