Feeling more put together instantly is what I like to call, an indigo day. It’s the whole motto behind this entire blog. I truly believe that feeling a little more put-together does not have to be complicated or hard. And what you do may make you feel better, may not work for someone else and vice versa.
These little tips and hacks can be a part of your beauty routine, your home, how you get dressed and everything in between. Some of these are tips that I personally swear by, and some are from the Indigoers of this community.
As part of my 5 week series of my best tips, this week is all about my go-to tips and tricks for making your home feel more put together. It’s the little habits that can make your home feel tidier and less messy. And tips to help you stay on top of it all.
Tips To Feel More Put Together In Your Home
Make Your Bed
This does two things for making you feel more put-together in your home. First, it obviously makes your room feel tidy. Just pulling up the covers and tidying them quickly and plopping back on the pillows makes all the difference in how your house will feel. But the second part of it is the tone it sets for the day.
By completing a small task like making your bed, which literally takes 15 seconds, you’re setting the tone for productivity. You will feel accomplished after just doing this small task. And research has shown, by doing this, you are more likely to then complete another task, and another.
I wrote a whole blog post on reasons why you should make your bed every morning. I urge you to get into the habit of making your bed each morning. It doesn’t have to be the most perfectly made bed that looks like you just walked into a fresh hotel room. Just tidy it back up, and I promise, you’ll feel so much better.
Clean Kitchen Before Bed
Waking up to a messy kitchen and making your morning coffee in a mess is not the ideal way to start your day. One of the habits I try to implement is a clean kitchen before heading to bed. After dinner, I always try to tidy things up.
Sure, not every night is perfect. But at the very least, even just stacking things in the sink so things aren’t everywhere, and putting away anything on the counter can make a big difference. I usually aim to get everything out of the sink and into the dishwasher so I’m waking up to clean dishes and can put them away while my coffee brews.
I love cleaning the kitchen and picking up the living room before bed so when I wake up I have a clean space to go into – Rebecca
Tidy Up Your Pillows & Throws
Take a step back and look at your couch when it’s all disheveled. It’s a mess right? Makes your house feel like a total disaster zone. Now quickly tidy up your pillows and fold your throw blanket. 100 times better right?
It takes all of 30 seconds to do this and instantly makes your living space feel clean and organized. I try to get into the habit of doing this anytime I get up from the couch. Especially at night before heading to bed. Nothing like coming out of your bedroom in the morning and seeing a tidy living room.
I swear by my little couch tray. It’s just a little plastic container (this is what I use) that I keep on the window ledge behind my sofa. It holds all the things I find myself needing while lounging on the couch. From chapstick to hair ties, and a nail file.
Instead of it lying around on the coffee table, or having to get up all the time to grab it, containing it in a tray and having it kind of out of sight, is game changer.
Uniform Spice Jars
One of my favorite home projects was swapping all my mismatched spice jars to uniform ones. It not only makes my pantry look more tidy and organized, but it was a good way to go through my spices and toss any old ones. I write the date I purchased them on the bottom so I can keep tabs on when they need to be replaced. These are the ones I used from Amazon.
Whether it’s in your kitchen, bathroom or living room, having trays to catch things or even just contain everyday items, can instantly make your house feel more put together. Grounding items with a tray is a trick in this post on how to create beautiful vignettes in your home.
I have a tray in my kitchen that has my knife block, a few everyday spices and my utensil holder. Instead of it all over the counter, it’s contained in a tray that feels much tidier and keeps things in order on my counters.
Invest In Window Treatments
I lived in my condo for YEARS before finally getting window treatments in my living space. I was overwhelmed with the size of my windows and didn’t know what to do with them. So I finally had a professional come in and help me make some decisions. And the second they were up, my house felt like it had it’s finishing touches done.
Swap Your Plates
No not your kitchen plates. Your light switch and outlet plates. This is a super affordable home improvement project that doesn’t take much time either. Lightswitch and outlet plates can get old and cracked with time.
Plus, if you’ve painted and failed to take these off beforehand, you’ve probably gotten some paint on them before. They’re usually under $1 each, and take a few seconds to swap out. Makes all the difference in making your walls look clean and fresh.
Edit And Tidy Your Closet
When your closet is in order, in that it’s tidy, organized and not full of things you don’t need, getting ready will be easier. And more enjoyable. And your home will just feel better if the closets aren’t overflowing and unorganized.
I follow the Marie Kondo method to tidying up my closets and it makes a huge difference. I try to edit my closet often especially as someone who shops a lot and has a tiny space for clothes. When my closet is unorganized, my whole life feels like a mess personally.
Update Your Handles And Hinges
Next to swapping my plates, this was my favorite mini home improvement project recently. It’s a tad more pricy but makes a BIG impact. Uniformed hinges and handles make your home feel new, fresh and clean!
Old hinges can get rusty, get paint on them and so on. Having everything match and coordinate makes your house feel put together.
What are some tips that you swear by that make your home feel more put together?
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