Tips to Zone off your home

Tips to Zone off your home

Whether you live in a 5 bedroom house or a 2 bedroom apartment, creating different zones for different tasks a great way to separate your space and organise your home.

When you think about it, rooms are by definition, zones – your bedroom is your sleeping zone, your kitchen is  your cooking zone and your kids room…well that’s a ‘no go’ zone!

But what is the best way to zone your home for optimum space management? We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you out.

Create a designated work/study zone

First things first, for increased productivity (and sanity!) we recommend having a designated room, or area, for home working or study.

Try to keep this zone separate from spaces in the home you would generally use to wind down and chill out, such as a living room or bedroom. Instead, perhaps you could convert a spare room into a home office or study. Or, if you don’t have an extra room, and if space permits, you could add a fold away desk  in a hallway or landing.

The important thing is, make sure you are not mixing work spaces with calm spaces – this will ensure a clear head in the home, and a space that you can switch off from at the end of the day.

Create a kids only chill out zone

Spending prolonged amounts of time together in your home is bound to send tensions a little high. But for tweens and teens, it can be difficult for them to find a quiet space in the home to have some alone time, which isn’t their bedroom.

Think about creating a nook or cosy corner strictly for your older children to hang out in. Decorate with beanbags, fairy or hanging lights and a cool rug, to make it really feel like their own space that’s separate from their sleeping zone.

This is also a good way for parents to get an indication as to when kids need time to themselves, without them being cooped up in their bedrooms. Having a no adult zone will really make your children feel like they are just as part of your home as you are.

Keep your bedroom for sleeping only

Try to limit TV and tablet use within bedrooms. Your bedroom should be your zone for sleeping and relaxation, rather than a technology hub that will kick-start your brain rather than wind it down.

Make sure you get rid of anything that could make unwanted noise during the night that may disturb your sleep, and if possible, try not to watch TV in bed right before sleep – keep that for the living room!

This will help maintain your bedrooms as serene spaces within your home, a place to go in the evening where you can truly switch off – away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your house

Create a clutter cupboard

Do you constantly find yourself surrounded by clutter? Perhaps children’s toys, k tablets and games can never quite find their way back into their designated zone.

A quick easy way to resolve this, and keep your home as neat and tidy as possible, is to create a clutter cupboard. Now, this doesn’t mean that the cupboard has to be messy, unorganised and strewn with household objects – it’s designed to be a place to quickly store items that are used most days that can be pulled out and put away hassle free.

Try arranging this space by using personalised storage bins or bags, which also work if you don’t have spare cupboard space. That way everyone knows where their daily clutter is stored and nobody has to rummage and create more mess to find what they are looking for.

Having a zone for your clutter is a great way to keep it from spilling into the rest of the house, keeping your living spaces clear and calm for the rest of the household.

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