What a great feeling – opening the drawers of your dresser, bathroom or kitchen and having everything tidy.
Easily finding what you are looking for is a pleasure. That the shelves of the cabinets are in harmony with the decoration of your home and maintain that minimalist style that you like so much. A dream that you have been wanting to fulfill for a long time. Today we are going to show you that it is possible to achieve.
Here are 5 eco tips to tidy and bring calm in your home, in a simpler way and without stress.
Plan the time that you can dedicate to each room depending on its state of untidiness and size. Set yourself small and achievable goals on different days, it is the best to avoid unwanted frustrations. Planning is key to tidying and cleaning your home.
1. Don’t accumulate things just for the sake of it
Check all your rooms, your bag and even the pockets of jackets and coats. You probably have belongings scattered everywhere. Gathering them together is the first step in determining which products you have and which ones are in short supply. It’s important to do this “stock check” exercise to decide with confidence which items you want to discard and which ones to keep.
Do not be afraid to get rid of objects that you do not need and that do nothing but occupy space making tidying difficult. Many things accumulate due to neglect. If they are in good condition, we recommend donating them or selling them on second-hand platforms.
2. Simplify. Use organizers to tidy
The perfect formula for your wardrobes to breathe peace? Less is more.
We usually fill all the spaces we have and that, in addition to enhancing the disorder, makes objects less visible or accessible.
Avoiding this situation is simple. Spend some time thinking about whether those garments, products or accessories can have a second life in addition to having the help of comfortable organizers with multiple uses. At Verdonce we have something that can help here. We have designed recycled cotton baskets in different sizes and colours, handmade in Spain with the best sustainable materials. They are really versatile, you can use them inside closets, in your drawers or on shelves and, as they do not contain chemicals or plastic, they are useful for other uses such as bread basket or to store personal hygiene products.
3. Phase out plastic
If you are reading this, it’s likely that the zero waste movement sounds familiar, whether you have been following it for years or you are beginning to soak up information.
This lifestyle has great benefits especially for tidiness of your kitchen and bathroom. It really helps you to get these rooms much more organized and with that minimalist approach that is so easy to fall in love with.
We start with bulk shopping, thanks to which you can reuse glass jars and mason jars to store food such as legumes, pasta and spices. Take a look at our reusable cloth bags, an essential when it comes to unpackaged, plastic free shopping. Another big win to avoid unnecessary waste and storage is to swap paper napkins for fabric ones as well as plastic-free scourers and utensils. One of our top sellers? The sustainable jute scrubbing cloth.
In the bathroom the same thing happens. We tend to hoard plastic cans and accessories as if there is no tomorrow. Do not complicate things, opt for solid products such as shampoo and soap bars and sustainable toiletries such as sponges made of natural materials, such as this one made from natural jute fibre. We assure you that your skin and pocket will thank you, as well as looking much better. Of course, first use everything you have, this is not about buying and throwing away 😉
4. Bring peace to your wardrobe
Your worst enemy. Especially those mornings when you find it hard to find that dress that combines so well with those shoes or when you look at the underwear drawer and only see chaos, in your head you think “I have to get this mess sorted out”.
Don’t feel bad. It happens to all of us. Often, we fill our wardrobes with clothes that we no longer wear, either because of emotional attachment or the pain it causes to do something about it. Here we share some ideas that you can adopt to avoid the situation of visual stress that can be caused by that excess of clothes:
Buy consciously. Go for local, artisan brands with ethical values and good practices. It is absolutely necessary if you want to avoid returning to the same situation of chaos whereby your closet is filled with clothes that you do not use.
Check the way you place your garments. Give vertical folding a try, in this way you take much more advantage of the spaces and your clothes are accessible and visible. Don’t worry, they don’t wrinkle and it’s much easier to keep them tidy.
Seasonal wardrobe changes. The ideal time to review what you have and offload what you do not need or that you know you will not use the following year.
5. Be consistent. You only need 15 minutes a day.
Keeping the home tidy is a simple routine that will hardly take time once you get it a system set up. If you invest a little effort at the beginning and manage to maintain a minimum level of order, you will notice that you have to dedicate less time each day and you can enjoy a tidy, clean and balanced home.
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