Rookie Mistakes People Make When Tidying Up Their Home

November 6, 2021

If you want to be a tidy person, you should know there are some rookie mistakes people make when trying to clear their clutter. For example, many people will try to put everything in one place or pile it all up into a corner. This is the worst thing they can do. 

So, if you are looking for ways to declutter your home and avoid making these common mistakes, then this blog post is for you. Continue reading:

Failure To Find An Extra Storage Facility 

When you are in the process of tidying up your home, it is easy to get overwhelmed. It can feel like too many things need to go into storage or recycling and not enough time to find other places for them all.

Even when people can think ahead about where they will put stuff while their house is getting remodelled, they sometimes overlook the need for extra space and the details to focus on. This is especially true if their home was already packed to capacity before renovations began. 

Failure to find enough extra storage space can lead to a cluttered house once again. Therefore, it is essential to look around the house for any storage options not previously used. For example, those who have a basement may find they can use it as extra space. Also, if you have waste furniture, you should also put your furniture in storage if you lack space in your home. 

Not Categorizing Your Clutter 

Not categorizing your clutter can cause some severe problems. If you do not separate the items in each category, they may get thrown away with something completely different. 

If all of your clothing is on one shelf together and at the bottom, a few batteries accidentally got mixed in there. Well, you can imagine what would happen if someone were to go through your discards.

Categorizing each item you are getting rid of is an essential step in the process, especially if there is a lot of it. If done right, this task will ensure that nothing gets thrown away accidentally and everything has its place where it belongs at the end of the day.

Not Making The Most Of The Space Left 

Not making the most of the space left is one of the people’s biggest mistakes when tidying up their homes. So, the first thing to do is take a look around and plan out the space. 

Next, think about what you should be storing in that area, as well as whether or not it will fit there. Once you have your idea of how things should work together, start by putting items together and labelling them, so they are easy to find and put away.

Many people mistake putting things in drawers without any order, which means when they go to find something, it is a struggle that could have been prevented with some simple organization. Take advantage of every inch your home provides you by finding ways to store more than just what fits on shelves or inside cabinets.

Remember that the most important thing is to be happy with how you organize your home, not if it corresponds with an idealized method or standard of the organization. People often feel like they will never get organized and spend far too much time looking at pretty pictures online instead of using their brains to figure out what works best for them. Do not be afraid to try new things when it comes to getting organized.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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