Carefully arranged linen closets, neatly presented pantries and labelled storage containers in every room are the keys to an impeccably tidy home, according to one Australian mother.
The woman offered a glimpse inside her immaculately organised house in photos posted in a interior design group on Facebook, where she thanked members for sharing tips that have helped her to style her newly built home.
‘I know how to do the [Marie] Kondo fold and pretty much if Kmart doesn’t have what you’re looking for, then IKEA will,’ she wrote in the caption.
Her photos have gone viral since they were posted Wednesday night, racking up thousands of likes and hundreds of comments with one woman declaring: ‘That’s it, I’m moving in with you!’
TO ORGANISE THE BATHROOM
To keep her bathroom cupboards in order, the mother stacked cosmetics on $7 Kmart Lazy Susans, rotating trays that spin around allowing you to grab items with ease.
While the turntables are typically used to store sauces and condiments in the kitchen, they work just as well for hair and beauty products.
People were impressed, with many calling the idea ‘genius’ and admitting they had never thought of using a Lazy Susan in the bathroom.
‘It’s easier to spin and grab what you need or [else] I end up with stuff cluttered up the back I can’t get at,’ the mother replied.
She also hung a $5 Kmart storage rack over the cupboard door and filled it with deodorant and other daily essentials to save time rooting through the back of the press.
TO ORGANISE THE PANTRY
The star of the show was the mother’s pristine pantry which she styled with blue wicker baskets and white spice tins, both from Kmart.
The trendy look elicited comments like ‘very pretty job’ and ‘wow, that’s beautiful’.
She filed bills, letters and important documents in a tiered folder hung over the pantry door – a practice many called ‘inspiring’.
‘I didn’t know I needed this until now. So smart!’ one woman replied.
Another said: ‘You’re an inspiration. I’ve done my pantry, linen closet and laundry cupboard and my wardrobe is next.’
TO ORGANISE THE LAUNDRY AND LINEN CLOSET
The mother used wicker baskets, plastic trays and metal tins from Kmart and Aldi to organise the cleaning supplies she stores in her laundry cupboard.
‘Who knew toilet paper could look so good,’ one person replied.
To keep her linen closet spick and span, the mother folds bedsheets, pillowcases and towels into baskets from Kmart labelled with vinyl stickers to show what’s inside.
People called the cupboard, which is home to five shelves of storage, ‘absolutely amazing’.
Her medicine cabinet is arranged with similar precision, with painkillers, cold and flu tablets and bandages all separated into plastic flip-lid containers from Kmart and Bunnings.
TO ORGANISE THE GARAGE
As part of her home makeover, the mother gave her garage a facelift with shelving units from Bunnings and flat pack cabinets from Fantastic Furniture which she bought for between $100 and $200 each.
The space looked so neat and tidy that one woman replied: ‘Oh my god, that’s not a garage.’
Another called it ‘easily the prettiest and most organised garage’ she has ever seen.
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