Moving into a new home, everything is positioned carefully and consideration is given to the placement of every item. Your room is organised, your cupboards are organised, and there's no better feeling than the sweet content of a clear mind and clear home. But over time, we accumulate more objects, we become lazy with putting certain things away, and suddenly that 'new house' feeling is barely memorable.
Keeping your house organised requires detailed planning. If you have a partner, and especially if you have children, it's essential you involve everybody in the planning process - including the kids! There's nothing more frustrating than dedicating certain areas to storage, and equipping those areas with storage facilities, only to discover that other family members ignore the arrangements.
We've developed this page so you can move into your new home equipped with the knowledge to organise it in the most efficient way possible. Having an organisation system in place means you'll enjoy the spaciousness and that nice 'new home' feeling for longer.
Before you begin
It's counterintuitive to begin organising your home when there's a lot of junk you could get rid of. Knowing what items you don't really need, and getting rid of them, will just leave more space for organising the rest of your stuff. And that means you won't have to worry about space when you start buying more!
Go through your storage spaces one by one and ask yourself, when did you last use a particular item? Have you worn, used, or even touched it in the last six months? If not, then dispose of it. You can give your stuff away to charity, sell them at the markets, or just throw them away.
Once you've decluttered and gotten rid of the junk, you can begin implementing an organisation system for your whole home to ensure it never gets that cluttered again!