The living room is often used for a multitude of activities. From relaxing and watching TV to playing and even exercising, this room can become cluttered and disorganized quickly.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can still conduct all these activities and more in your living room/family room, but with the helpful tips below, you can keep the space organized and tidy. Check it out!
Get Rid Of Things That Don’t Belong
Grab an empty laundry basket and start filling it with things that don’t belong or are out of place in the living room. If the item(s) don’t belong in the living room, put them in the room they belong. If something is just out of place, put it back in its rightful place. Also, take this time to throw out any garbage you find along the way.
Find Homes For “Lost” Items
If something belongs in the living room but has no real home, create one. For example, if you have multiple remotes for your various electronics, gather them in one place (think basket or bin on an end table) and put them there after each use. This way, they’ll always have a home, and you’ll always know where to find them.
Declutter The Collection Zone
Most rooms have a corner or a piece of furniture that seems to collect all the odds and ends that don’t belong. Take a few minutes to declutter this zone, throwing away garbage and putting away all the stuff that shouldn’t be there. The more you declutter this space, the less likely other family members will be to fill it back up again.
Face The Space
When everything is askew in a room, it can make the space seem cluttered and unkempt. As a result, you can start feeling the same way emotionally after spending time in the space. Tidy up the living room by lining up books on the bookshelf neatly, folding blankets, and placing throw pillows neatly on the couch. This attention to detail will have your living room looking and feeling better in no time!
Get Rid Of Something
Once you’ve decluttered, tidied up, and faced your living room, pick something you no longer need or want and get rid of it. That broken chair you’ve been meaning to fix but haven’t had time? Get rid of it. That area rug that’s seen better days? Throw it out. You’ll free up valuable space in your living room, making it look spacious and new.
With just a little effort, you can transform your living room into a space you and your family enjoy spending time in. Follow the tips above to organize your living room in just minutes.