House Cleaning Services has learned how to get rid of unnecessary and rationally add up the rest.
We are pleased to share this information with you. What to do so that the apartment does not turn into a temporary storage warehouse?
How to find things
Imagine that you offer your residential interior in the “Apartment of the week” rubric. To do this, you have to send a shooting project. So do it – click on all the rooms at least on the mobile camera. And now look at the result on a large monitor – this is how your apartment looks from the side. The photos immediately show up badly fitting into the interior of things, something that is not in place or has long been asking in the trash. Another bonus of photographing – you have perpetuated your sentimental trash in the picture. Now it’s not so a pity to throw away a dozen souvenirs from the past journey: they clog up the space, but you still stopped noticing them anyway.
In addition to the photographic, you can apply the chronological principle of ejection. Get rid of everything that you haven’t used for more than a year: spices that have expired, half-empty perfume bottles, blisters with a pair of pills (such as a complete first-aid kit), cans with leftover cream, which will not end. More boldly clear the space from stale things.
The third search principle is spatial-volumetric. Initially determine the amount of things you are willing to store. For example, children’s crafts and drawings, the first scribbles: select a container or box for them. When it is full, you will select the most interesting works with your child, and throw out the rest – make room for new storage. Do not be tempted and do not buy large closets contrary to the advice of consultants in the store. Remember: their task is to sell you furniture and get their percentage. And yours is to learn how to store things in the available volume and not introduce yourself into the temptation with a high-capacity wardrobe.
How to find a place for what is necessary
Use the main rule of the merchandiser – a beautiful display of goods. Yes, you have a lot of makeup, a lot of shampoos, a lot of keys on the dresser. But this is not a reason to hide everything in boxes, where you will not find anything or it will be inconvenient to use. But it is banal to wipe the dust under all the good, group it neatly (you can fold it in baskets or put it on decorative plates) or just arrange it nicely – definitely it doesn’t hurt
Chaos creates not only the number of objects, but also how they are adjacent to each other. For example, if on the wall in the hallway hanging and outerwear, and scarves, hats, bags, and dog leash, and children’s removable shoes, and much more, it creates a sense of hopeless mess. It is important that things are not just kept in their places, but kept in the environment of their own kind. Let only outerwear items remain on the hanger in the hallway. Send caps on the shelf for hats, shoes – in the cabinet. Well, for a dog leash get a personal hook.
Under the ceiling. If you need to store rarely used items somewhere, the easiest way is to raise the furniture to store them above eye level. Usually we don’t lift our heads to the ceiling – this is a great place to place bookshelves. Along the perimeter of the room with an area of 12 square meters will enter a pair of voluminous book shelves.
Between the wall and the closet. If you think that only an ironing board will rise into these 15 centimeters, you are wasting precious space. You will come to the aid of a system of shelves on the tire (narrow, but the entire depth of the cabinet) and flower containers for balcony plants. You will be surprised how many children’s machines, cubes, soft bunnies will enter such an improvised storage system from floor to ceiling. And the ironing board can be rearranged behind the curtain.
How to put things rationally
Hang everything on the wall. Free the countertop from the spice cans, discard the bulky knife holder (on a magnetic strip on the wall it is harder to get the child and easier to keep clean). Even blenders are sold with holders for fixing on the wall – probably not in vain? Cleaners under the sink hang on the railing for the trigger spray.
We hang scarves and belts in the closet. To do this, we buy a dozen rings for curtains, we crab it with a hanger crossbar – we carefully thread a scarf into each ring. Such a hanger with scarves can already be hung on the bar of a regular wardrobe. Similarly, you can do with belts.
Instead of caskets, where everything is mixed up, put the rings on a vertical holder for paper towels. By the way, the cardboard cylinder from the used roll is an excellent organizer for earrings: just fill in the required number of holes with an awl. On the second one you can wear bracelets. Well, or just buy a decorative tree stand for jewelry – decorate the house with decorations.
No more unpaired pillowcases and duvet covers: fold them inward, not at each other, so that the set remains a set.
The most correct furniture for storing a large number of different things – furniture built. It is made to order, and therefore allows to take into account exactly your needs in storage, style and space of the room.
There is no opportunity to make furniture to order, but there is nowhere to store things? Buy dressers! The boxes fit a huge amount of things, much more than on the shelves. Besides dressers are decorative. Very much can be placed on racks, large and small. Especially if you add shelves with roomy and beautiful boxes.
Make the most of the space in each room: raise the bed on a small stage and use it as a wardrobe. You can make a closet under the stairs, use any niche. Where possible, put bedside tables, hang small cabinets. Use chests, boxes, baskets, stools with opening top. All this can be easily moved and placed in different places, using any free space. And the last tip: do not keep unnecessary things!