5 Tips to Achieve a Tidy Home

Tried and tested tidying tips to keep your busy family home looking amazing.

What I have learnt from my experience cleaning with our business Pure Cleaning Group is there are various levels of tidiness that people maintain in their homes. You never know what you are walking into when you clean for a client for the first time. People are messier than others and that is their "normal". Typically, the homes that are the untidiest are ones with young children.

These five simple steps will help you to achieve a tidy home and keep it that way! This is a step-by-step guide to making your life easier. There are great psychological benefits from having a tidy home that will boost your mood, give you more time back with your family and save you money by not overspending on items you already have.

When it comes to tidying up, grab a washing basket to gather and collect ALL the items that do not belong in that room and put them away. Having enough storage to contain all your items is essential. If you find your items are starting to overflow in their designated storage space, then it might be time to throw away or donate a few things.

Another helpful tip is to introduce more rubbish bins. I know this does not sound glamourous and you are thinking, "doesn't that mean more work of taking your bins out?" well, both yes and no. We all know we can be a little lazy at times. At home, we have put little rubbish bins in our cars as we are always on the go for work and regularly eat on the move in between appointments. This means rubbish accumulates in the car, with empty coffee cups left in the centre console and so on. Since we introduced more bins, it has been a game-changer and so much tidier. At the end of the week, we empty it, simple!

Sometimes I walk into homes either for cleaning or organising and a common theme amongst kids aged 5-16 is having way too much stuff. Especially now we have just had Christmas. Now would be the perfect time to go through your kid's belongings with them and decide if they still want/ need those things. Getting your child involved is an excellent way to teach them the value of their things and find out what really matters to them. Let them know that what they are getting rid of may go to someone in need. A great way to feel good about ourselves is by giving to others and to the community. This could be a terrific opportunity for you to bond with your child.

How much stuff do you have? If you had to pack up your belongings in a single suitcase and head out the door to never come back, what would you take? What really matters to you? Is it your clothes, electronics or photos?

When you think of people who have had the unfortunate experience of house fires like during the Black Summer, you heard people on the news that were so emotional say that all their belongings and everything they had worked hard for their entire lives were lost in an instant. Just like that. It makes you wonder about the material items in your own life that bring you happiness and that are meaningful to you. When you start to be mindful of your belongings and possessions you start to appreciate what you have and realise you do not need as much. Try to keep this at the forefront of your mind when you go to buy something new "is this something that I NEED?

Hope this helps, make sure to click LOVE and stay tuned for next week’s blog.

Ann Edwards

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