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You really can have a well organized living room without spending a ton. Keep up with your home with these simple ways to keep your living room more organized.
Easy Tips To Keep Your Living Room More Organized
Our living room is the most used room in our home. It is our space to relax, entertain, play, sometimes snack and a place we often take a quick nap. Given how many things they’re used for, it’s no wonder living rooms often end up full of clutter.
Keeping this space tidy is important. Walking into your favorite space can cause anxiety to see it in such a disarray.
After all, your living room in your home is the place where the family can gather together, where the kids can play, and where you can relax after a long day. But because it is a room so many people spend time in it may look cluttered and disorganized.
There are a few easy ways that you can make your living room look and feel more organized.
Remove Items that Don’t Belong
Sometimes the living room can become a catch-all room for things that actually belong in other areas of your home. One of the first steps to organizing your living room is to remove any items that don’t belong there. If you are finding it hard to keep items that don’t belong in the living room out, have a basket just for those items.
That way they are only in one spot, not all over the room, and you can take the basket with you to put items where they really belong. It is the little things that add up quickly overtime. If you can keep them well organized it basically prevents a big time suck trying to clean up after the fact.
Conceal Your Cords
We live in an age now where everything owns a cord. And let’s face it, just a few cords can make any space look like a disorganized disaster.
Don’t leave the cords coming out of your entertainment center a jumbled, tangled mess that draws your eye right to it. Instead, get a cord organizer like this one to keep everything neat, organized, and out of sight. You can even create a “command center” to house all your cellphones and small electronic devices.
While it might not be in the budget right now, in the future consider living room furniture pieces that double as storage. Look for ottomans, coffee tables, and side tables that have additional storage space inside of them to keep clutter and toys out of sight. You might also consider repurposing items for living room storage such as small bookcases that can double as end tables, or a trunk that you can put items inside that also works as a coffee table.
You already know that baskets are very useful when it comes to keeping things neat and organized in your home. So the same can be said for the living room. Get some nice baskets that match your decor and use them to keep items together and neatly on a shelf. You can use baskets for toys, remotes, magazines, and even as a way to display your house plants.
Face Your Things
Chances are you have a bookshelf, knick-knacks, an entertainment center, and more in your living room. Did you know that you can make the whole room look cleaner and more organized by simply “facing” your things?
This simply means having your books on the shelf lined up together. Making sure to straighten knick-knacks on shelves that may have been turned askew. This simple task that will only take minutes will make the whole room look less disorganized. “Does this belong here?” “Do I still use it?” “How can I organize what I have?”
Keep Flat Surfaces Clear
Keep the flat surfaces in your living room clear of clutter, clothes, and other miscellaneous items. When we allow clothing and other items to pile up on the flat surfaces. It is easier to allow clutter to start accumulating in other areas of the room.
It’s no secret – when you keep less stuff in your living room it’s easier to keep clean and it looks spotless too. Make sure everything in your living room has a home. When it is on a flat surface and not being used make it a point to put it back in its home.
Get Rid of The Items You Don’t Use
Now that you’ve decluttered, faced, and straightened up your living room, it’s a good moment to pick something and get rid of it. Removing that extra ottoman you haven’t used in years. Let it go and free up some living room space.
If you are having a hard time parting with some items, you don’t need to toss them out. Consider donating them or giving them to someone who can use it through Freecycle.