The global pandemic that still holds up in its grasp has greatly affected our lifestyles and choices. Many people have described loneliness, boredom and anxiety during lockdown. Despite some relative easing of public space restriction, the home is still where most people are spending 90% of the their time in.
Keeping busy and active is considered an important aspect in maintaining good mental well-being. Avoiding the temptations of excessive television box set watching and over consumption of food have been advised as a means to keep your mental capacity maintained and your diet in check. However, maintaining an organized space and making adjustments as to how we store our belongings can contribute to a better head space suggests home stylist Dino Tomassetti.
Here are 6 tips on how to make your domestic spaces managed more efficiently.
Organize your devices into convenient charging stations
Leave those devices in one place by making your own charging stations. Personal devices like phones and tablets usually are hard to put down and can follow you around the home, depleted of battery life.
Convert old shoe boxes by storing all charging cables inside them and have a hole cut through to bind all loose cables together and fixed to a power supply. Makes for a convenient charging station where you wot forget where you put them.
Drying racks for clothes
With some confined utility spaces, it’s hard to find ways of dry clothes without creating a disorganized look to your home.
Applying simple principles of thermal dynamics to your advantage, airing wet laundry closer to the ceiling provides a more efficient and tidier way to dry clothes. Car boot hydraulics work as effective hinges for making a laundry racks that conveniently reposition against the wall to save space.
The ever present fixture on DT lessons at school, building your own spice rack can be a pleasant afternoon in creating small storage solutions for spices along with other condiments. Consider appropriating materials left in the shed or office to create multi leveled units to store oddments left in the back of the kitchen cupboard.
Laundry basket sliders
Instead of allowing mounds of laundry to occupy corners of rooms or tucked away in cupboards, various discount homeware stores offer slider drawer units which are useful ways of utilizing low narrow spaces for tidying away unsightly clothes needing a wash.
S hooks for hangers
A very straight forward intervention for the clothes rack is the S hook. Simply a hook shaped like an ‘S’ it conveniently allows trousers and bags to be quickly hung in a tidy and ordered way without the rigmarole of folding them onto coat hangers.
There’s an app for everything. Perhaps the most technological addition to home storage solution is the use of inventory phone apps. After a major sort of the loft, simply tag each box with a photograph and the app produces a unique QR barcode that will register the details you input for each box.
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