Do you Find it Hard to Keep Your Living Room Tidy?

Here are a couple of tips to help you de-clutter and make space in your living area. Finally, make your living room a peaceful, tranquil space that you can relax in at the end of the working day with these easy decor ideas.

Whether you live alone or have a family, keeping your living room tidy can be a constant challenge. Trying to find the tv remote that’s buried under a pile of papers, or losing your car keys for the 100th time that day!!

Having a manic tidy up session every time a guest comes round is something you want to avoid! We’ve all done it. Stacking magazines and papers under the bed, or throwing everything in the storage cupboard hoping no one will open the door!!

By just making a few simple changes to your living room you can make a world of difference to your life. You’ll feel happier and the energy will feel lighter. 

Coffee tables

Coffee tables are a wonderful addition to a living room but can soon become cluttered. If you’re thinking of getting a coffee table, make sure it has a drawer. Depending on its depth you can store small items such as the tv remote control. 

Avoid papers piling up by dealing with them immediately. Get a paper shredder and destroy any sensitive documents you no longer need. Utility bills and old bank statements quickly add to clutter.

Tidy your magazines

Magazine racks are a great idea for keeping your newspapers and magazines tidy. You’ll also avoid messy piles of papers on the coffee table!

As soon as magazines become out of date take them to your recycle centre. Tv magazines that are 3 weeks old are of no use to you anymore. Be ruthless and only keep those you’re still reading. 

Doctor’s and dentist surgeries often welcome magazines for their patients to read in the waiting room. So no excuse for hoarding!!

Storage shelving

Invest in a free-standing shelf unit. You can get some very attractive shelving that fits in with your home decor. You can then sort out and store all your books, DVDs and CDs.

Items arranged neatly on shelves can look attractive and add character to your home. Colourful jars or pots can look really pretty.

Storage boxes are a great idea for things like kids toys, and other items. Get one or two to match your decor. I keep photos in one and art stuff in another. Having clutter organized and tucked away will definitely increase your happiness

If you live in a small space, items like printers and laptops can be hard to store out of view. Consider buying a sideboard for your living area. You can get some lovely pine units, or buy a second hand one and paint it to match the colours in your room.

Once you have a nice clutter free living space try and keep it that way. Put things away after you’ve finished using them. Through rubbish out immediately to stop it piling up again.

Clutter not only looks bad but it can make you feel stressed as well. You’ll not only feel happier but you’ll find it easier to focus on things.

Your well-being and that of your family is important. If you have young kids getting them into the habit of putting things away will help instil good discipline.


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