How to bust clutter at home

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It’s really easy for family homes to get cluttered up fast and become chaotic, so here’s our top tips on how to manage clutter at home, simple strategies that’ll keep clutter in check and keep your living space feeling good and your life running more smoothly.

Have a clear out

It’s way easier to keep clutter in check if you tackle it head on in the first place. Free up a little time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need, want or use. Not only will this free up space but also save you time in the long run as you won’t have to keep searching through the clutter to find the things you actually want and need.

There’s two ways to tackle decluttering, either room at a time or try out our Mission Declutter, where you tackle one thing each day for a month.

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Give everything a place

Once you’ve ditched the clutter make sure that everything you’re keeping you give a home. Simple things like, creating a toy cupboard, area for stationery and post, drinks area in the kitchen by the kettle.

If every item has a home, everyone in the family knows where to find it and it’s so much easier to tidy up quickly.

Clutter baskets

Kids tidy up quicker if they have clutter baskets. One basket (or bag) per kid, anything lying about at the end of the day just throw it in the clutter basket and give each kid their basket to tidy away. And if you run out of time to tidy at least all the clutter is just in a basket in one place, not scattered all over the home.

Tidy up blitz 

Encourage responsibility and team work in the kids by once a day working together to do a 10 minute tidy up, play loud music, set a timer and have fun with it.

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