Your living room is a place for you to relax but it is also one of the central hubs in your home, which means your guests see it and even sit down in it. Having a disorganized living room may make you feel much more stressed out and you may find yourself desperately looking for places to store your items. Before you panic, these living room organization tips for this spring can help you feel better about the space and avoid clutter.
Many people think that their living room needs to be packed full of items to make it look homey. Unfortunately, this is opposite the clean and well-manicured look you want. In fact, too much in the living room will make it look cramped and disorganized. To help you keep that clean look you want, buy items of quality and don’t worry about the quantity.
Get Ready to Declutter
Your living room needs a good decluttering every so often and since spring cleaning time is approaching, why not start now? You will find that you can easily transform the look of your living room by ditching some of those items that contribute to it looking disorganized.
As you declutter, think about donating some of the items that are in good condition but that you just don’t need anymore. Should you have a bunch of items you want to keep and no where to store them, consider a self-storage unit to provide you with the extra space you need.
Make Ground Rules for Your Living Room
Who wants to be in a space that is constantly cluttered? No one. And, who wants to continue to pick up a space that refuses to stay organized? No one. With that said, it is important for you to create rules for your living room. What we mean by this is that you set ground rules for the space. For example, remove any shoes before entering the living, pick up after yourself when you leave, or even no food or drinks except in the kitchen.
Don’t Let the Clutter Move Around
It can be easy to take the clutter from the living room and put it in the dining room, but this does not solve the actual problem at hand – the clutter. You must prevent the clutter from moving from one side to the next. To do this, you will need to declutter and get rid of items in your home and find a place for all items. If an item does not have a home, get rid of it.
While you do not have to do a huge cleaning every day, you want to make sure that you are cleaning up a little bit day in and out. This way, you do not have to worry about a huge mess on your hands when you are ready to do the big cleaning. By picking up a little here and there, your living room will look nice and remain free from disorganization.
Get Ready to Get Organized
Organizing your living room is not necessarily a hard task but it is time consuming and can result in you feeling overwhelmed. Keep the above tips in mind and you should find that your living room remains organized and free from clutter.