I was browsing some magazines about home designs and paint ideas when I cam across this article from Good Housekeeping. Here are some helpful tips specially to those who own their homes and want to avoid or stop “traffic” inside the house.
- Make it strictly-toiletries-only space. Clutter builds when the counter doubles as dresser or vanity table.
- Place a multi-level wore rack and some towel hooks in one area so you don’t have to go a-searching for your bathing needs.
- Don’t stock your lines and tissue rolls here.
- Assign a space at the counter for putting all ingredients so you’ll only have to work within that area.
- Frequently used items like pots, pans, and spices should be near the preparation area.
- Position the refrigerator in such a way that the door does not open into the doorway.
- Keep the aisle space clear of trash bins, pet dishes, etc.
The Living Room:
- Decide which activities the living room is for. For entertainment? For hobbies? This way you can limit the pieces according to the area’s function.
- Free the coffee table of clutter. Put an attractive centerpiece that you can easily transfer when you need space.
The Dining Area:
- Use the walls for displaying pieces instead of adding side tables
- Keep nothing but dining items in this room. This prevents family members from using it as a makeshift study.
Now these will surely help me once our house was turned over to us. I’m excited.