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9 helpful tips to keep your home organised

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Do you sometimes feel your home is brimming with chaos? That, try as you might, you just can't get it tidy? A well-organised house can do wonders for its internal atmosphere, with streamlined surfaces and clutter-free rooms creating a comfortable environment for occupants and guests alike! 

For new ideas on how to refresh your abode with a stylish sense of order, take a look at the 9 useful tips below, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments section!

1. Start in the living room

The living room has long been a haven for unwanted mess, with myriad items such as books, clothes and knick-knacks often left about the place. 

When commencing your journey to supreme household organisation, try starting with a tidy of the living room, to refresh the space and ensure that unwanted objects find their way back to their proper locale.

2. Incorporate functional shelving

When you run out of space to house your belongings on your home's primary surfaces, think about installing some simple yet stylish shelves.

Shelving units need not be expensive, they are easy to construct and they are a great way to reduce mess while showing off some of your most prized possessions!

3. Repurpose old objects

Wondering what to do with the ancient ladder or old wooden crates you've had lying around? Repurpose these objects around the home, to add functionality to your abode while infusing its design with a sense of vintage charm. 

The former stairwell seen here provides a great example, with its interesting design now hosting a range of other decorative objects that enhance this room's character.

4. Streamlined storage cabinets

To really gain a sense of order within your home, think about installing a set of expansive and streamlined cabinets to provide for your storage needs. 

The elegant, wooden cabinets seen here augment this room with their understated finish, while providing ample space for unsightly belongings. 

5. Make the most of kitchen storage

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The kitchen can often be home to an ever-growing collections of cookware, crockery and appliances, and can be the trickiest room in the house to keep tidy and organised! 

The good news is that we can get creative and, with the help of a master carpenter, create bespoke storage solutions that perfectly match our needs while exuding style and sophistication. The storage unit and island bench seen here are perfect examples of form and function in symbiosis, with plenty of space included to house kitchen wares within a unique and stylish design.

6. Innovative storage

Sometimes you really need to think outside the box when considering your storage needs, which is what has happened in this incredible kitchen. The designer has used every ounce of available space, creating a compact unit filled with deep drawers, shelves and cupboards to house a host kitchen needs.

7. Storage boxes and baskets

If constrained by time or money when organising the home, there are plenty of options available for those on a shoestring. Storage boxes or baskets are readily available from good homeware stores, and can be slotted into cupboards and shelves to create a sense of tidy uniformity.

8. Minimalism in the bedroom

The bedroom is often the most personal of spaces, and it's nice to be able to enter a sanctuary devoid of clutter and chaos. Shelves and cupboards should, of course, be employed to ensure the bedroom is kept neat, but a simple ladder such as that seen here can be a wonderful feature on which to drape discarded clothes and textiles, to keep them off the bed and floor until the next clean up.

9. Organisation in the wardrobe

There's nothing like a spacious wardrobe to house your fashion essentials, with many stylish options available to suit every aesthetic. When opting for a modern take on a wardrobe, such as the open version seen here, just remember to keep the contents neat and tidy. A sense of order can add to the appeal of the room, putting your clothes and accessories on show as decorative elements even when not in use!

For more ideas on how to add a sense of stylish simplicity to your abode, take a look at A simple but elegant one-story home!

Do you have any tips of your own to add to the list? Tell us below!
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