Did you know that the environment in your home can affect your general mood? If you have piles of clutter taking up space around the house, you’ll notice that your energy and mood can be affected. However, there are some quick and easy home storage tips you can apply today to instantly uplift the look and feel of your home.
We all know that in Hong Kong, homes can fetch a high price due to limited space. This means that families often have to work around the space they have, often moving and disposing items away to make new space. This arrangement can get messy and it is certainly not suitable for growing families that need flexibility. As such, it is important to know a few tips and tricks on how to organise your home. You can do this effectively with clever storage solutions in every room at home.
The living room is the most common living space for a family and it is also the first room visitors will see when they step into your home. The degree of cleanliness and hygiene says a lot about the living habits of a person, so making a good first impression is important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to clean and keep the living room in order. Here are some ways to organise the living room:
(1) Make use of the empty wall space in the living room. Install wall-mounted cabinets and TV cabinets with drawers as concealed spaces for various electronic products, furnishings, and sundries.
(2) Get dual-purpose furniture with extra storage space, such as a sofa with a hidden locker, or a coffee table with a shelf underneath as a concealed storage space that hides the clutter.
(3) Conceal those ugly wires by coiling them up and concealing them with a cable sleeve or cord cover. Keep them off the ground by hanging them on clear, invisible wall hooks to keep the floor neat and safe.
The bedroom is the most important room of all. A neat, airy room is essential for a good night’s sleep, so it is important to know how to cleverly store and organise all your items to get a restful night’s sleep.
(1) Use an upright storage box to store small items like makeup, skin care products, accessories, nail polish, hair accessories and more. There are many stylish yet affordable storage boxes or even small table top drawers that can also help embellish the décor of your dressing table.
(2) Organising the wardrobe doesn’t have to be hard. Make full use of the inner compartments as well as the top of the cabinet by utilising small storage boxes as new spaces. There are many wardrobe storage accessories you can use such as compression bags for dust and moisture resistance, partitions for storing underwear, socks, and ties, hanging storage racks for vertical wardrobe space and handbag hangers to keep bags dustproof and off the floor.
Although bathrooms in Hong Kong are not large, you still need to keep it clean and tidy. Spend a little bit more time organising your bathroom so that items like towels and toothbrushes stay neat and clean. Safety is also of the utmost importance – you don’t want any accidents in your bathroom!
(1) Use a stainless steel rod or wall mounted ledge to place shampoo bottles, shower gels, face creams and other liquid products to avoid cluttering the sink and bath areas.
(2) Make full use of the space under the sink and use vertical shelves to store other small items. Use vertical shelving or stackable drawers to create storage that you can put together and take apart with minimal effort.
The home kitchen may be small, but for most families, it is the most important space in the home. Ensure the kitchen is clean and organised to make it is easier and less of a hassle to cook. It is necessary to keep the countertop tidy and clean it often to avoid germs and pests.
(1) Install wall hooks and stainless steel rods above the stove and sink areas to hang spatulas, large spoons and ladles and keep them off the food prep area.
(2) Erect storage racks to organise kitchen items vertically. Use it to store cutlery, plates, pans, pot covers and any flat items that can be stored vertically.
(3) Buy small magnetic tins and use it to keep condiments and spices. Stick them onto the refrigerator door for easy viewing and access.
Some storage experts have pointed out that to keep the home clean and orderly, the principle of one in, one out should be implemented. For example, when you buy a new set of sofas for the living room, you should dispose of the old sofa; when you buy a new microwave oven, the old one has to be disposed; so you can avoid keeping unnecessary items in your home. This is the most efficient way to organise the home.
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