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9 clutter-busting tricks for small living spaces

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Are you looking to cut back on your household clutter, mess and junk? Clutter is undeniably one of the most frustrating of all domestic cleaning tasks, and for that reason it’s essential you tackle it head on! 

In our quest to de-clutter our own household spaces, we’ve come up with 9 top junk-busting tips and tricks. As most of us reside in rather compact Hong Kong city apartments we’ll be focusing on how to keep your small home shipshape and organised. 

Ready to get started? Read on below and tidy your home today!

1. Add the right storage

The right storage is essential to the functionality of your abode. Especially important in compact homes, ensuring you have enough shelves, cupboards and cabinets will keep your home feeling organised and free from clutter.

2. Cover, conceal and camouflage

This doesn’t mean hide your clutter! However, once you’ve removed the bulk of your unnecessary clutter, you’re going to need somewhere for the rest of your household miscellany. Keep it hidden to ensure your interior remains sleek and chic.

3. Get creative

There are plenty of places to store essentials that you may not have considered. Take some cues from this example and opt for some multi-purpose pieces of furniture that offer storage space, as well as areas to keep your domestic odds and ends.

4. Choose a no-cheat colour scheme

Choosing a colour palette that is light and bright will assist in removing places for you to hide your clutter.

5. Keep surfaces clear

Try and employ the rule of keeping surfaces clean and clear. We tend to mess up our interior areas with junk and mess, while a simple moment to organise can de-clutter and preserve the minimalist aesthetic.

6. Work with height

If you have high ceilings in your home you might want to consider a loft room for storage. This will provide an area to keep things organised, while ensuring clutter is kept within one room of the home.

7. Employ incorporated shelving

Incorporated shelving is perfect for compact homes, while presenting a sleek ambience that resists any imposition on the overall room’s sense of spaciousness.

8. Rethink your wall-mounted cupboards

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Wall-mounted cupboards have come a long way in recent years, and you may find that your current setup is out-dated and needs an update. Replace, renew and reorganise to ensure a functional and versatile storage area.

If you simply can’t tackle your interior clutter or need more storage, you can always chat to an expert. Find a professional designer via the homify website and get started today!

9. Regularly audit your bathroom

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Connox

Bathrooms are easily one of the most affected by clutter. Take a little time to audit your drawers, medicine cabinets and cupboards, throwing away anything out of date, expired, or unnecessary.

Do you think any of these tips will help your interior clutter? If you need some more inspiration, check out: 10 tricks to lower your home costs in 2017

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