In today’s video, we are going to talk about organization at home.
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The idea for this video happened after I did some renovations here at home
and I asked you guys over my Instagram page and my community tab
whether you like to see a video regarding my renovation and some organization and clearing tips
and like 90% of you said yes. So this is that video.
All of the tips I’m going to discuss here are my own personal tips.
But of course, there’s tons of things out there you should read and you should watch
to get a major notion of organization tips and organization of your home.
Since the Konmari method is very popular now,
of course, I will recommend you to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
But I also recommend you to read some books on things like minimalism,
because it really helps you look at your home as a reflection of where you are in life right now,
and what you should accommodate in this space you live in.
I’m going to include a list down below of resources like books, documentaries
把我认为和这个主题相关的一些资源 比如书籍 纪录片 文章都罗列出来
and articles that I think are very relevant to this topic,
in case you want to deepen your research a little bit further.
My main problem with the old set-up was having all my books in second row
and also having this very unorganized feeling in my home.
Since I work at home currently, I feel like I’m very prone to feeling unorganized
because of my YouTube channel, as well as being in college
and I just finished my masters degree
so that requires tons of space for books and printed papers and articles and such.
My main goal with the current setup was to have a place for everything
而不把东西放得很凌乱 丢满了论文 书籍 笔记本 活页夹
and not feel that everything was cluttered and full of paper and full of books and notebooks and binders.
So my first tip to organize your space is to use closed storage and open storage to your benefits.
I believe that the main rule that decides whether you should prefer open storage over closed storage
is whether you really want to display that item.
In my specific case,
I really enjoyed the look of minimal rooms with as much closed storage as I can.
However, there are items that I really love to display in my space, such as my books.
既然这样 开放式存储实际上是一个相对的概念 因为事实上它是封闭的
In this case, open storage is actually a relative term since it’s actually closed storage.
But since the doors are glass,
I can see the contents of the cupboards.
如果你运用极简主义的原则 只保留你喜欢的 让你快乐的东西
If you apply the minimalistic principle of just keeping things that you love and that make you happy,
I think that a closed storage/open storage can really come in handy.
Also for closed storage, such as boxes or jars,
I really like to label everything.
So I don’t have to open things and try to figure out where things are.
And for that, I like to rely on my label maker.
This thing was actually very cheap. I think it was 15 euros.
And it basically allows you to print all of your texts with just one button.
On one hand, labeling things allows you to know where everything is,
尤其是数据线 充电器 或者其他小零件
especially if there are things like cables, chargers or a tag of accessories.
But it also allows other people that live with you to understand where the hell did you put your things.
Another thing that I also believe that makes or breaks your space is cable organization.
And nowadays, I think it’s really simple for you to get a very good cable organization system.
In my case, I use this cable organization kits that I got in IKEA,
and has all these different pieces that allow you to manage your cables,
even if there are different sizes or different widths.
And I think it’s really handy and it’s really cheap,
and it gives your space a whole other look
without all of your cables hanging everywhere.
Another tip is to achieve a good balance in terms of decor items.
I’m really not a big fan of the concept of decor items.
Most of the objects in my living room are either functional or they’re plants.
The objects that I own that serve mainly as decoration were mostly gifted by family or friends.
除此之外 环顾四周 我觉得我的装饰品多半都是
But besides that, looking around, I think that all of my decoration is mostly
plants, flowers and functional items that serve a purpose
but have that aesthetic that please me
and that combines with the rest of my decor.
Tip NO.5 is to never compromise functionality over a perfect-looking space.
If you have objects that you use very often,
you should create a home for those objects in your living space.
In my case, I use my planner and my laptop very often.
So I like to have a place that is only for those two items,
so I can quickly go to that place,
reach out to take up my laptop, my planner and start working right away,
without having to go inside cupboards or drawers or anything like that.
That would make me waste tons of time and not serve the purpose of functionality.
Since we are talking about creating a space for your most functional items,
我也建议你调用起你的居住空间 你的房间 客厅 办公室
I also suggest you to use your living space, your room, your living room, your office
to create cues for habits implementation.
This is actually something that is mentioned in Atomic Habits by James Clear
and I want to do a sole video on that book.
但关键是 利用你的客厅营造暗示 开始养成你想养成的习惯
But the thing is use your living room to create cues to start doing the habits you want to start.
例如 我家里总是放着一瓶水 几乎可以当作装饰
For instance, I always have a bottle of water that actually serves almost as decor in my home,
because it has a bamboo lid and it just fits in my living room.
So I can always see it standing there and I’m constantly reminded of drinking water.
The same thing applies to my yoga mat, my watering can and the book I’m currently reading.
此外 如果你由于空间或者预算限制 不能选择增添家具
Also if adding more furniture is not an option for you, due to space or budget constraints,
I also advise you to look around your space
and start thinking about those small space that you can actually tweak to store more stuff.
For instance, you can find out that under your couch,
有足够的空间来存放毯子 靠垫 瑜伽垫 和一些棋盘游戏
you have enough space to store blankets, cushions, a yoga mat, some board games.
You can also store other tall objects behind your couch.
In my case, that’s where I store my tripod as well as wrapping paper.
Those are things that don’t have any other specific place to be at.
And I find it really handy to have a spot behind the chair to place those random objects.
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希望你们喜欢今天的视频 我们下周见 拜拜!
I hope you enjoyed today’s video and I will see you next week. Bye!