Perhaps you’re used to a cluttered space, and it’s been a while since you’ve seen how spacious your home can be. If you’re looking for a change this coming new year, perhaps this is the time to make changes to your interior. Of course, it doesn’t have to be expensive. By changing how you organize and how every room looks can make a big difference.
Opening up some space
Maybe it’s time to rid of things that crowd your space, which you don’t even use anymore. If you have a tall floor lamp, try switching to overhead lighting. This way, you open more space and you have better and more generalized lighting.
Remove every unnecessary piece of furniture that stands in the way, like an extra chair in the living room or an ottoman in the bedroom, which you just use for placing more clutter. Get rid of meaningless displays that just collect dust and feed on your allergies. Avoid hanging too many clothes on the coat rack
Declutter your kitchen and get rid of old tools, utensils, and food containers that you don’t use anymore. Just because your cabinet has opaque doors, it doesn’t mean that it’s okay to leave it unorganized. Organize your closet and get rid of clothes you haven’t worn in the past three to five years. Donate things that are still usable and wearable, which is something good you can do.
Once you accomplish decluttering your entire house, you’ll feel a certain satisfaction that you wouldn’t want to fade away. So to keep this feeling, avoid cluttering your house from now on.
Incorporating new organizing methods
Being more organized helps in one’s well-being in a lot of ways. It eases your mind since you know where everything goes. Since you know where stuff goes around the house, it keeps you from wasting time in finding particular things around the house. Such as where your keys are placed and where remote controls are. Learn how to fold your clothes to save more space.
Vertical shelving is an organizing option that’s best for small spaces or big places with lots of furniture around the house. This will definitely help you open up some space. Create compartments in the drawers in your dressers, kitchen, and bathroom so you can separate them into categories or types.
In the kitchen, place your most often used tools where they’re easiest to reach to avoid wasting time in looking for them and creating chaos while you find them.
Providing more warmth and comfort
Especially this winter, you will be using heaters more often. Whatever type of fireplace you have, make sure it’s completely safe to use. If it hasn’t been cleaned for a while, it’s best to hire professional services because you could get poisoning from cleaning out your chimney or your gas stove.
Add more throws and blankets in the living room for you and your family to use. You can add more layers to your sheets in your bedroom until you achieve the warmth you desire. Dress up your windows with curtains that are made for cold weather, so more warmth stays in the room.
If it’s not too much trouble, install a ceiling fan and turn it on to the minimum power to let the heat circulate throughout the room since heat tends to stay up in the ceiling.
Letting the sun in
During the daytime, try sliding your curtains to the side and let the natural light and warmth come into your home. Doing this saves you energy, and it’s also good to breathe in fresh air for quite some time, especially if you live in a per-unit residential building.
Consider putting up a mirror across your window to let more natural light in. Not only this will let more light in, but this trick will also make your room seem more spacious.
While you’re renewing the way things are in your home, it’s easy to create and buy new stuff, but it’s a little difficult to get rid of things, especially if they mean something to you. Well, you don’t have to get rid of everything to make alterations to your home this coming new year. Just ask yourself if you really need a certain object, or it’s just going to serve as unnecessary clutter for some time again.
Don’t be afraid to get rid of things you no longer need. Some people might get the feeling that they might need it again, but the truth is, it will most probably end up crowding your storage. Remember that material things in your home are replaceable unless you give meaning to them.