So you have mementos from your travels around the world, or trinkets that you no longer wear but can’t bear to toss out because, well, they cost quite a bit and what if they serendipitously match a new outfit?
But if your drawers are bursting, or your storeroom a nightmare to behold, or if you’re running out of closet space with no budget or no space for another cupboard, we’ve made a list of ways for you to declutter without losing too many of the precious knick-knacks you want to hold on to.
1. Reuse soda tabs
If you don’t want to shell out money for stackable hangers, you can upcycle used soda tabs to layer multiple hangers together so you take up more unused vertical space and vacate more hanging space on your closet rods for longer clothes. It’s also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. If you cannot fathom what we mean, check this out.
2. Hanging pockets
Have you seen those awesome hanging underwear or sock organisers with the little pockets for you to tuck your folded underwear or socks into? They’re also great for storing random items like your fabric masks (though we hope to never have to use them again), neckties, glasses, and other little items that don’t seem to fit into any category to qualify for dedicated storage space. You could also repurpose hanging organisers to keep items of varying shapes and sizes that don’t fit in a box together like crafting tools, stationery, and cleaning products; we could go on and on. It’s beautiful how these little pockets can hold completely unrelated items that you can just hang in a closet, and voila! Out of sight, out of mind. You have successfully decluttered your home and even somehow categorised them within their own exclusive compartment.
3. Stuff it!
Folded bed sheets taking up too much space? Especially with the tricky fitted sheets that never seem to fold into neat rectangles? Fold them the best you can, and stuff them into their matching pillowcases! Save yourself the headache of trying to get those sheets perfectly folded, and save space simultaneously.
4. Roll it!
Behold the unsung hero of the organisation hacks. From keeping your leftover Christmas wrapping paper neatly rolled up, to holding errant cables and wires nicely coiled and untangled, the humble toilet roll has a host of repurposed roles to play after you’re done with its um… main purpose. You can roll up socks in each roll and have a drawer full of neat rows of already-matched socks so you never have to go hunting for a missing twin again. You could convert them into desk organisers. You could sheath knives with them. You could use them to organise your junk drawer. You could find more uses for toilet rolls than even the hanging organisers. And you’d be doing the environment a favour too!
5. Binder clips
If you have grill shelves in your refrigerator or freezer — here’s a hack. With a few strong binder clips, you can have all your opened food packages up in the airspace within your fridge so you can free up shelf space. It also helps make all your food items easier to find so you don’t have to claw through a ton of stuff looking for your half-eaten packet of cookies, or the seasoning you used for last night’s dinner.
You can also use these super clips to keep lying bottles from rolling about, or use the ends to hold the ends of cables and wires so you don’t have to untangle them or grope about looking for the ends of your charging cables or earphones.
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