It’s day six of National Organising Week and today the focus on the Living Room.
This is a space shared by the family and where you entertain guests.
What’s cluttering up your living room?
b. Children’s toys
d. Other (I’d love to know)
Please reply to this post with a, b, c or d.
LIVING ROOM ORGANISATION – TOP 5 TIPS
The living room can be a very busy space. It often has many different uses during the day and needs to adapt to the needs of different family members. It’s not surprising that this room can easily get cluttered with paperwork, books, magazines, exercise equipment , gadgets and other items that family members leave behind.
Here are my top 5 tips for creating a clutter free space that all family members can enjoy.
1. Furniture – It’s really important to have the right size furniture for the space. If you have too much furniture in this room it will feel busy. Do you have too many chairs? Are there too many bookcases?
2. Many Uses: Consider how individual members of the family use this space. It may have many different uses during the day.
– Children: The children may use the space at certain times for TV viewing, gaming (Xbox/PlayStation), music practice, playroom and a quiet space to do homework.
– Family Space: It may used for family TV viewing early evening then as a place for the adults in the evening.
– Teenagers: Maybe its dominated by the teenagers living in your home
– Exercise: you may use the space to do Yoga or Pilates at home
-Entertaining: This is also a space for entertaining family and friends.
– Reading – a quiet space to relax with a book or magazine
3. Storage: with so many possible uses of the living room it’s really important that you have adequate storage that fits the space that you have. Identify which items really need to be stored in this space. For example you may want to keep your book collection in your living room. You should decide where the bookshelf should be positioned and which books should be stored here. Your book collection will then need to be managed to remain organised. Consider furniture with built in storage or screened off storage for a calmer feel.
4. Small Storage/Baskets – use small baskets to keep important items together such as the TV remote, gaming consoles/games and magazines.
5. Daily Tidy and Recycle – a daily tidy should include moving random items left in this space to the correct room in your home and recycling old newspapers/magazine.
I hope that this helps you keep a hard working room in order!
Lets keep organising!
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