How to Organize Your Home
As the days and hours of sunshine get longer, and we happily let the fresh air of Spring into our homes, so does the desire to make our flats feel more airy, transparent and tidy. This is the time for seasonal cleaning. In most households, we go to all lengths to reach even the tiniest square centimetre: we clean and sweep out all traces of winter from our living quarters, and make room for fresh thoughts. One of the eternal dilemmas in our quest for the ultimate big clean is bringing a new system to our home, and deciding on what items we should wave goodbye to, and what to keep. If we ever get stuck between the sentences “I might still need it” and “I’m sure it will still be good for something else” and need a little inspiration or an extra dose of momentum, we can choose from several methods to help us move forward.
Keep everything neat
If you haven’t yet heard of Marie Kondo and the ‘KonMari’ method, it’s time to get to know both! The genius of the Japanese systematization and decluttering method works in a very simple yet effective way: hold each object in your hand - be it a dress, home accessory or an old photo - and ask yourself if it brings you joy or happiness into your life. In the case of a Moringa mug, this question couldn’t be clearer - no one wants to get rid of the lovely stories that come to life in our hands. However, if our answer is no, then sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose, and after discard it immediately. When it comes to storing these items, it’s important to categorize your belongings in a transparent way. A floating shelf from mybettershelf can be the perfect choice for this, and it can be used as either a bedside table or as an extra shelf in the living room to store our everyday belongings. According to the ‘KonMari’ method, it’s worth unpacking our clothes, for example, by folding them cylindrically, so that we can store even our smaller textiles on floating shelves.
Less is More
If you are a believer in more radical solutions, the advice and systems of two authors from the - slowly but surely - now world-famous blog The Minimalist can also help. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus radically changed their lifestyles and attitudes by getting rid of all objects and furniture that are not used in everyday life. The result? Freeing themselves from the short-term joy sourced from overconsumption, accumulation, and new items. This approach can also be appropriate when considering the future of specific furniture pieces. Of course, we don’t have to give up each and every rarely used item, but if we listen to the author couple, we can invest our money in durable and practical pieces that are not only functional but also hold sentimental value. In this case, make sure to choose from Hungarian products.
Imaginative, individual pieces
The Viaplant coffee table is a piece of furniture that perfectly meets all of the above criteria. It can be the jewel of our living room for generations on end, while also adding a hint of nature to our homes thanks to its environmentally friendly and durable raw materials. Smaller home accessories can also help us in our organizing efforts. Keys, cards and other small but important items can fit together easily in the OBAI concrete bowls, and the objects made in the spirit of timeless and minimalist aesthetics can be our faithful companions in everyday life for many years to come.