Living alone is a science. Without anyone else around to interfere with your stuff or nag you to finish your chores (yes, parents, we do mean you), you finally have the freedom that you always dreamed of. What you don’t have is a tonne of space. After all, your PG near Sholinganallur isn’t exactly a palace. And that means that you’ve been spending your time working on complex physics and geometrical ratios to get all your stuff to fit into your cupboard and the different storage spaces in your room. Well, we’ve been there. And we know exactly how difficult it is to stay organized when you live on your own. That’s why we have brought a few handy tips to help you out. With these in mind, you’ll be able to whip your room into shape and have a cleaner and more organized life in Chennai. Let’s take a look!
When it comes to making the most of your hostel room, it’s important for everything to be in its rightful place. Which means that things should have their own place to start with. Divide areas in your room according to categories or sections, so that you can find it a lot easier to store and clean. This rule applies to everything in your room, from your desk to your cupboard. Keep your textbooks in a different drawer for your internship projects, and keep your shoes separate from your kitchen essentials. When it comes to organizing your closet, group outfits together or divide it into basic sections like Indian, western, sleepwear, and activewear. Even if your desks and drawers don’t come with inbuilt sections, it’s really easy to make them for yourself by investing in some dividers (or DIYing them from cardboard boxes).
Stack your hangers
This hack is so useful that we want to shout about it from the roofs. It’s a tip that anyone with limited closet space is going to love. If your wardrobe is overflowing and you’re not sure what to do, stacking your hangers could be the ultimate solution. All you need to do is to take the tab from an old soda can or some paper clips. Thread one through your first hanger and then use the tab to hang your second one, and so on. You can double or even triple the vertical space in your cupboard with this hack. Our favorite thing to do with this is to group outfits together and stack hangers accordingly so you can even save time choosing what to wear in the morning. Just pick a stack and go!
The organization is an art, and luckily, it’s not one that you have to invent for yourself. There are plenty of books, videos, photo guides, and even TV shows about getting organized and taking care of your space that you can watch. Engaging with some of this material will inspire you to learn more about how to maintain order in your space and give you a chance to apply what you learn to your room. Plus, the more hacks that you pick up, the easier it’ll be for you to keep your space organized without too much hassle. Here’s to your room matching the aesthetics of your Pinterest inspiration boards!
Clean as you go
Getting organized is the easy part. It’s staying organized that’s the real challenge. And when you’re living in a gents hostel in Chennai, it can be a bit hard to feel accountable for your things. That’s why you should set up a cleaning routine. Once you’ve organized your space, make it a point to clean or reorganize your room every week or so. This will give you a chance to ensure that your system works. Make adjustments as required and fall into a habit. If cleaning your entire room every week seems like too much, you can break the task into sections and tackle one at a time every week. Even if you only relegate ten minutes a week towards the upkeep of your room, you’ll be surprised at what a difference it can make.
These simple tips should help you live more efficiently and in an organized fashion in your home in Chennai.