7 tips on decluttering your home

It’s easy to let things pile in your home without you noticing. We are often so caught up in the day-to-day grind and so sentimental about our physical possessions that before long, we find ourselves suddenly stuck with 10 pots, 30 food containers, an overflowing wardrobe and a coffee table piled high with catalogues, old magazines, loose change and random knick-knacks. Before the mess becomes worthy of an episode in Hoarders, here are some tips to help you declutter and organise your stuff so it can be a space you actually want to spend time in. Also, it helps that you’d be able to see the tops of tables again.

1. Have a system

When organising your closet, arrange your pieces by grouping the same shades together. Better yet – within each colour, hang your items by the type of clothing. Use multi-hangers to maximise space. Colour code your folded clothes as well, and make sure they are all folded the same way. Not only is it much neater this way, it’s also aesthetically pleasing. As for bags, instead of leaving them all over the floor, hang them on a coat rack or store them in cubby holes.