1. BUY A BIGGER COFFEE TABLE
2. CLEAR OFF TABLES AND COUNTERS
This is a simple little task that can be accomplished in under ten minutes. Anything on the tables and counter you don’t use – remove them. Organized cupboards and linen closets are a better space for a lot of these things. Here’s a little list of things that can be better organized or stored away:
- Cutting boards
- Dish soap
- Storage canisters
- Paper Towel Holders
- Jars of cookies or treats
3. FLOORS ARE SECRET HOMES FOR CLUTTER - PICK SOME THINGS UP
This sounds weird at first, but the floor is actually where a lot of that random clutter is hiding. Things simply tend to “pile up.” First, physically clean them. Wipe wood floors down with appropriate cleaner, vacuum the carpets and clean them up with lint rollers. Pick up any random baskets filled with pet toys, pillows and blankets and move them to closets or drawers. If there’s a small piece of furniture, like a day table or step-stool on the floor, move those too. The extra space will instantly appear.
4. DEEP CLEAN THE SINK AND ANY SHELVING
6. GROUP THINGS TOGETHER IN DEFINED SPACES
If you do have things on your coffee table, work desk in your kitchen or dinner table – group things together in an organized, singular space. For example, buy a tray for the items in your family room that have to remain out and about (like a remote, candle, plant or book). That way, it doesn’t look like clutter anymore, it looks intentionally styled.