Your lounge room is most likely where the family come together to relax, have fun or entertain guests & the space should really reflect that. Some homes have more than one lounge & each one can have its own vibe.
Shelves & cupboards.
Any shelves or cupboards in your lounge room ideally need to only hold those items that you want to display or have a purpose.
- For each shelf/cupboard, sort each item using the decluttering system
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the shelves/cupboards a thorough clean
- Reorganise your shelves/cupboards into both functional & purposeful spaces for all members of your household
- Are there any fragile items to keep on higher shelves, so little hands can’t touch?
- Are there any items that need to be neatly stored such as books or DVDs?
Most tables attract so much mess & clutter as their seen as prime dumping zones.
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the table & any chairs a thorough clean
- Reorganise the table surface in a way that is visually pleasing & with both functionality & purposefulness in mind for all members of your household
- You can keep it completely bare
- You can add a few small homeware items, such as flowers or candles, as a centrepiece
- You can add a few practical pieces on one side of the table such as coasters or napkins
Floors can get cluttered too, especially in corners where you may store things piled up until you’re “ready” to deal with them with them.
- Declutter the floor as per the decluttering system
- Once you’ve finished decluttering, give the floor a thorough clean
- Reorganise the floors so that only must-have items remain
- If you need to store an item on the floor, first see if you can find another home for it as this will make cleaning the floors a lot easier.
Maintaining an organised loungeroom allows you to relax & enjoy the space a lot more especially if its where family & friends regularly come together.
To help maintain loungerooms:
- I decided to dedicate every Thursday to the lounge rooms & playroom
- I try to follow the R&T Rule (please read more on that here)