Ways to Fake Clean

Finding money you didn’t know you had, the first sip of a cold drink on a hot day, fresh bed sheets… life is full of small pleasures – and having an organised and tidy home is one of the greatest. As they say ‘an organised home is a happy home.’

Whilst this is high on the life goals list, the reality can sometimes feel daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Try

these smart home organisation tips, which the awesome team from Bunnings have provided us with, they will not only have your home in tip top shape but looking good too, and will be easy to keep up for the long term.


Sneaky storage

Finding a place to put everything in the bedroom is not easy, especially if your wardrobe space is limited or non-existent. For those items that are out of season but you want to have close at hand, under bed storage is a clever but convenient way to hide them away. Choose from a ready to use storage container or make your own as an easy D.I.Y. project.

The only way is up!

A cleverly arranged shelf can be a design statement on its own. There are so many ways to liven up your shelving – a fresh coat of paint or wallpaper is an easy place to start. If you’re starting from scratch, you can create your own shelving depending on the room and look you want to create – think a triangle or corner shelf or even a feature wall of shelves to help you store anything from photo frames, books, candles and toys.

Kit out your kitchen

The kitchen is generally where you spend most of your time at home, preparing meals for yourself, family and friends – and where you need a whole lot of storage. A stylish way to sort out your utensils is with a pegboard, allowing you to hang your pots, pans and utensils as well as giving you easy access to them when cooking. And if you want to add a bit of colour, you can even paint your pegboard to suit your existing décor. The pegboard can also be adapted to your home office; to pin your inspiration posts on, stationery or your to do list to keep you organised and inspired.

Beef up your bathroom

Sufficient storage is the most important factor in any bathroom but not everyone has the luxury of space. You can create space and storage options by making your own floating hoop shelf to keep your perfumes, soaps or even hand towels handy. If you’re wanting something simple yet functional, wooden shelves are also a great option.

To create an industrial chic look as well as extra storage, a towel rail can be completed in a weekend and once done, will help keep your towels and clothes off the floor. If time is limited, upcycle an existing ladder by simply sanding it and putting a coat of varnish on it.

Organise your dirty laundry

Make the task of sorting, hanging and folding washing easy by using different baskets or tubs to sort your whites, colours, darks and delicates. This is a project you can do in no time and will make doing the washing easier and a simple system everyone should be able to follow!

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