You've cleaned up your house, now how do you keep it tidy? You don't need anything fancy to battle clutter, says Apartment Therapy. All you need is a tray and a few baskets to keep everything neat without losing stuff.
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You might already be doing one or two of these things, but the idea is to use them all together to create a neat system where each element complements the other. To paraphrase the idea:
- The tray is for snacking anywhere but the kitchen, so your dishes are kept together and it's easy to take them back.
- A small, handled basket is for junk, like books, pens, phones, chargers or anything else that moves with you from room to room. You'll always make a mess, so it's good to remember the rule to take one item with you whenever you leave a room.
- Put a picnic basket in every room to toss any clutter into it. Stuff is hidden away under those lids, not accidentally junked, and you can easily carry the basket around to put things into it.
- Finally, laundry baskets are meant for when you're cleaning, to take your supplies with you and also put in anything that is out of place.
If you share your home with others, you probably need multiple trays and the small handled baskets. It might seem troublesome, but you'll save yourself the trouble of cleaning later and wondering where you kept something.
A Secret Weapon To Keeping Home Clean & Tidy [Apartment Therapy]