Category: Decor

5 Busy Moms Secrets for Managing a Super Organized Home

GUEST POST
BY
AMY REEVES

contemporary / very well decorated / show home living room
contemporary / very well decorated / show home living room

Home organization always seems like an endless task. When you have a full-time job, kids to look after as well as a number of tasks to do after work, you never have enough time to maintain the home in a great condition. However, it turns out that there is a way to keep your home super organized without feeling exhausted. After all, everyone of us has 24 hours to do the tasks they are supposed to, so what deters you from being as organized as those people you secretly envy because of their ability to handle all tasks in their list. Here are a few tricks that can help you stay organized and balance between work, kids and home cleaning tasks.

To-do lists actually help. Having a plan what you are supposed to do on the next day will save you a lot of time. So, make a list of the tasks you have to accomplish throughout the day instead of trying to remember them as something will probably slip out.
If you spend a lot of time at the office instead of being at home with your kids, think about optimizing the time for completing your tasks. Prioritize, establish a routine and if a certain project is due today, do not postpone its completion for the next day. Allowing a lot of stuff to pile up will only make matters worse.

Even if you are enthusiastic about balancing between work and home duties, you should definitely need the help of the other family members. If everyone makes efforts towards keeping the house neat, the home cleaning and organization tasks will be less tiresome and time-consuming. You can even turn the cleaning and tidying up into a game and engage your kids. Make a calendar that shows the house cleaning tasks each of the family members is supposed to handle for the week/ month.

The more spacious your house is, the more time for cleaning and maintenance it requires. Of course, spending the entire weekend scrubbing and sanitizing instead of enjoying quality time with your family does not sound like the best idea ever. So the time-consuming cleaning chores might be split up into several more manageable tasks. For example, Tenancy Cleaning London suggests to set aside 20 minutes after work to tidy up the living room and another 15 minutes in the morning to fold the clothes or iron them, etc.

When you go through a super busy week, you are snowed under with work and the deadline of two important projects is approaching, you might find yourself overwhelmed and unable to deal with all tasks, requiring your attention. One of the most useful things you can do to remedy the situation is to keep both your desk and your home organized. Keep the unnecessary clutter to the minimum and put everything back in place when you are done using it. This way, the area will not only look neat, but you will also save time and find the desired item right away.

The best way to get the things done and avoid unnecessary hassle is by establishing a routine and sticking to it. It goes without saying that finding the happy medium between work and home duties can sometimes be really difficult. In this case, following your schedule is essential for the successful completion of all challenges during the day. Sometimes, the small changes make a big difference. Don’t shy away from experimenting and you will eventually adjust your working schedule so that it does not interfere with your personal affairs and vice versa.

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Home Decor Tips On Maximising Storage In Your Mudroom

Welcome To Guest Post :
Kathleen Crane

mudroom-bench

Mudrooms come across as one of the most neglected and under-utilised areas in people’s homes. Not sure what the reasons are but that’s a fact. On the other hand if one properly organises their mudroom, it might turn into a useful and optimal storage space. “But how to do that?”, you wonder. You should try and consider the practical side of things. Or give our home décor ideas a shot – they will prove helpful in maximising your mudroom’s storage capacity.

Tip number 1 – Tall cabinets

It would be fantastic if you can afford to buy a tall cabinet with multiple compartments for your mudroom. This way you’d be able to make the most of your hall space. Use the cabinet to hang your winter coats and jackets in, to store your caps and hats and arrange your bags, shoes and boots in. The more compartments there are, the better, as there will be plenty of room for all accessories and clothing. And the greatest advantage is that cabinets have doors to conceal what’s being stored inside. Very neat and compact, right?

Tip number 2 – Use a bench seat

Putting on or taking off your laced boots or shoes might turn out to be pretty testing on your nerves if you have nothing to sit on. Instead of going back to the kitchen to bring in a chair any time you put your shoes on, why not install a comfortable and padded bench seat in your mudroom? If you already have a cabinet to store your shoes in, you can buy only the cushion and place it on top. This will help you avoid bumping into random chairs each time you enter your hallway.

Tip number 3 – Mudroom baskets

That’s a lovely idea if you need more storage room. Who says the space beneath the bench seat should be used for shoes storage only? If there are several compartments below and you have a limited number of shoes, you might use some of this space to place nice wicker baskets in. In one of those you can store your gloves, in another your pairs of Chuck Taylors and in a third one – your shoe polish kit. Adding some labels to each basket will be a nice touch, making everything much easier to find.

Tip number 4 – Peg boards on walls

You can give your mudroom a small and inexpensive make-over by attaching some peg boards to the walls in your entryway are saying from Paddington Renovation Mates. Peg boards won’t cost you a fortune, besides they are beyond functional to a great extent thanks to the millions of drilled and evenly distributed holes. Once you attach the peg boards, make sure you place some hooks to hang your coats and winter wear on. On a lower level add several more hooks so that your children can benefit from them too. This way everything will be easier to grab on.

Tip number 5 – No clutter

There will hardly be enough space for everything, if you keep on storing stuff in your mudroom that don’t necessarily belong there. Think of all the extra space you might take advantage of when you put all mudroom clutter at bay. If there are pairs of old, worn-out shoes there and you can’t remember when was the last time you put those on, maybe it’s time to finally throw them away. If it’s summer or late spring, there’s probably no need for your winter coats and jackets to hang on the hooks in your mudroom. Store those in your wardrobe until winter knocks on your door. Similarly if you play tennis once every two months, it’s pointless (and space-consuming) to keep your racket on the rack, don’t you think?

Allow your mudroom to live up to its full potential by following our tips. Our suggestions will bring order to your overstuffed entryway, make everything more compact, organised and allow for some extra space. You don’t even need an entire room for storage to reap the benefits of well-arranged mudroom.

Thank you to Kathleen Crane for this amazing post.

Tulips Are Back

Tulips are back in season from April to August and they are available in beautiful primary and secondary colours.

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Have a wonderful flowery day

Items I love

I am always looking for things to buy to make my small Bachelor flat look homey, wow it’s so difficult and I hate the no privacy thing and it’s frustrating , here are some simple furniture items I wish I could just afford right now .

1.

ellen honeycomb chair

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Hour lamp

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The lovely items above they are available at Mr Price home:

1. Ellen Honeycomb Chair R2000,000
2. Chrome Hourglass Shaped lamp set R249.99
3. Paper Wave 4 Panel Screen R799.99
4. Window Pane 3 Panel Screen R 999.999