Space at a premium post-Christmas? Whether it’s toys stuffed in every corner (with none of the old ones allowed to be donated of course), new kitchen gadgets or clothes busting out of the wardrobe – clutter can add extra stress after a long day spent home-schooling, working, cooking and cleaning.
If you’re similar to us, you like to fancy yourself an honorary member of the #HinchArmy, with a cleaning cupboard full of The Pink Stuff and Fabulosa. And you may have even nipped down to the shops and bought a sneaky new caddy or two… However when push comes to shove, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to be as organised as the pros sometimes. No matter how well-meaning your intentions are.
That does not mean that all is lost! Not only can you find a range of bedroom storage for you and the kids on the FFY website, there are also lots of space and time saving appliances that can help you get the house spick and span in no time. And to help get you get started we’ve put together a handy list of ingenious tips, tools and hacks, with an added bonus idea at the end of course.
Ready to feel inspired, energised and prepared to take on anything 2021 has to throw at you? Then let’s get started.
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Lego Key Holder
Get creative with that extra Lego being left on the floor. No more risk of stepping on it and the added bonus of keeping your keys all in one place – win-win in our book!
Find the instructions at Family Handy Man
Pro-tip: declutter your entrance hall and lounge area with space-saving furniture like a shoe cabinet (Spencer Two Tier Shoe Cabinet is great for small budgets), not only does it hide all the shoes but it saves carpets and floors from muddy shoe prints.
New clothes for Christmas and not sure how you could possibly fit it all in the drawers? Save space with this easy drawer organiser you can make at home.
Find out how at Buzz Feed.
Pro-tip: invest in a storage bed (Cooper Blue Ottoman Double Bed and Grey Fabric Side Lift Ottoman are some of our favs) and pop all your bulky seasonal essentials inside when they’re not needed (thick woolly jumpers you know we’re talking about you!)
Make use of those toilet roll tubes by creating some quirky storage for your favourite make-up – freeing up your drawers for accessories and hair products of course ;).
Follow the video at Handmade Happy Hour.
Pro-tip: make your bedroom a sanctuary with useful but stylish furniture, look for a dressing table with a large drawer for extra storage and a mirror (Downtown Dressing Table With Mirror has a great industrial chic vibe) to give you space to start the morning with a bit of time for you.
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
The beauty of recycling your old tissue roll tubes is the incredible options available to keep your home organised. Simple to create – don’t stop at make-up with these handy tips.
Get crafty at homesthetics.
Pro-tip: whip up some of the pen holder rolls to add to your work-from-home station (they would also pair well with the Clarke Desk).
21 Easy Cleaning Hacks
Getting your home back to your happy place doesn’t need stop at organisation with these 21 cleaning hacks. You’ll have more than enough tricks up your sleeve to get rid of those stubborn stains.
Follow these handy hacks at Better Today
Pro-tip: an oldie but a goodie… create a chores calendar for the kids and make it fun with small treats and rewards, not only does it help keep them occupied, it wins you back a bit of me time. A perfect one for the older kids is helping with the vacuuming and filling up/emptying the dishwasher.
With the Kon Marie method still hugely popular, what better bonus tip than from the queen of organisation herself?
Discover how to apply some of Marie Kondo’s golden rules at The Spruce
With sprucing up and decluttering made easier, you might even find yourself enjoying this year’s spring clean!