My room tour is finally here! I had to keep this a little secret until my episode on The Living Room aired.
I am a hoarder.
I didn't think it was a major problem until my apartment got out of control with my "stuff". It got so bad and overwhelming that it was hard to fix it simply because when you start cleaning, no matter how long you spent at it, it looked the same and it was quite depressing.
I managed to just move mess from one part of my house to another depending on where I needed to use. Also I thought buying more storage furniture will solve the problem, but it didn't work and just ended up in more clutter.
Oh my gosh. It was horrible.
I learnt so much from my experience with Oprah;s Decluttering expert Peter Walsh. Here are 3 tips that could help you declutter your room/apartment too :)
1. Don't buy more furniture to solve your clutter problems
This is probably one of the things I learnt that really helped and it was that buying more storage furniture to control your mess actually makes your mess expand. Mainly because storage furniture is quite bulky and can really bulk up a small apartment. Neat storage baskets going up vertically helped though and kept the mess controlled.
2. A place for everything
One of my biggest problems when my place was cluttered is that I didn't create a space for things. Categorising boxes and storage and sticking too it helps you know where to put it in place and also tells you when you have too much of a certain thing. I had to many items where I was like "miscellaneous" and had no idea where to put it. I had beauty things in my study and study things in my bedroom. It was so confusing and didn't help. If you can't fins anywhere to put it - throw it away.
3. Only keep things that make you look fab
I had a lot of clothes, especially clothes that didn't fit me very well but I kept them because I spent money buying them and I couldn't bear to throw them away cos "one day I'll look good in it". Chances are it won't fit you any better and you should just keep things that make you look fab. That means every time you reach into your closet you'll end up looking amazing instead of mediocre. That makes so much sense and I'm going to invest in seasonal clean outs from now on :)
My Apartment Tour
Also: Watch the TV episode (Australians only)
I really love my living room and the built in storage from Howard's storage has been so amazing and literally kept all my mess at bay. What do you guys think of the renovation?? Which is your favourite room??