Scandinavians are popular with their “less is more” mindset, and design concept characterized by simplicity, minimalism, and functionality.
Espousing the style of Nordics in organizing home lets one declutter their space while injecting a clean, stream-lined aesthetic.
Electrolux, a Swedish company and a global leader in home and professional appliances, shares some Scandinavian-inspired tips on keeping house tidy and cozy this summer.
Keep things that are truly important
Electrolux advises to only keep things that you truly love and are important. Same with Marie Kondo’s advice, don’t begin any decluttering by going through anything that brings back memories. Going through old photographs, letters, keepsakes, and the likes might distract you from decluttering, ergo unfinished mission.
Work with large items first then smaller items. “Will anyone be happier if I save this?” is a good guiding question to ask and will help you stay on track as you start to make decisions on what is worth keeping and what should be tossed out. And for things to be tossed out, consider re-gifting them.
Look for smart storage solutions
Combine beauty with functionality by using storage solutions that double as home decoration. Set up cupboards or wall shelves at home with baskets or boxes made of metal or wood. Having decorative hooks where you can hang coats, hats, or small bags also saves space while adding a design accent to your home. It’s also nice to have plants to bring an earthy element in the natural, muted look.
With clutter safely stowed away, it’s easier to dust shelves and floors. Electrolux Ergorapido has an upgraded allergy filter which can capture 99.99 percent of micro-dust particles and allergens, and a new nozzle system for better pick up of fine dust, pet allergens, and bacteria. It’s also cordless and comes with the new high-performance lithium turbo powered battery.
Keep your favorite pieces then select items you want to give away or donate, especially the old ones that no longer fit. Use dividers for intimates, daily wear, dresses, and shoes.
Use a metal garment rack in the room where you can hang some of the pieces you regularly wear or the outfits you intend to wear for the week. For out-of-season clothing such as sweaters, it’s best to keep them folded or keep them in a linen or cotton storage after washing them.
When it comes to getting rid of clothes, keep those that are easy to mix and match. To help them last longer, consider getting a washing machine designed to care for clothes like the Electrolux UltimateCare 500 washing machines and dryers. It has a Vapour Action feature designed to soften fabric and reduce wrinkles by up to 22 percent so they’ll need less ironing. The Vapour Action also eliminates 99.9 percent of allergens and germs.
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