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The Tidy Toss Method: A Game-Changing Solution for Your Decluttering Woes

The Tidy Toss Method: A Game-Changing Solution for Your Decluttering Woes
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Tired of drowning in a sea of clutter and chaos? Say hello to the Tidy Toss Decluttering method, your ticket to a clutter and stress-free life! If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the mess in your home and struggled to find a way out, you're not alone. In this blog post, we're going to introduce you to a game-changing approach that will transform the way you declutter and organise your space. Get ready to bid farewell to the mess and embrace a lifestyle of simplicity and serenity with Tidy Toss!

Simply put, the Tidy Toss Method is an easy organisation method created by professional organiser and influencer, Holly Blakey ( and involves assigning all your small, loose wardrobe items – think swimwear, hats and gloves– a dedicated home within a basket or container. You quickly toss them into these containers once you’re done with them, rather than neatly folding, organising or hanging each individual item up. It requires minimal time and effort but keeps everything organised, tidy and easy to find.

In her Instagram reel showcasing the method, Holly says, 'I don't neatly organise my hats, sandals, or swimsuits (among other things). My space stays tidy because I don't spend the time doing unnecessary organising... I end up tidying because it's NOT a lot of work.'

The method was originally created with the wardrobe in mind, but in reality, it can be applied all over your home. Think about the type of clutter that tends to accumulate in your home and start there. For example:

Bathroom littered with skincare products? Create a skincare basket

Having a skincare basket is a simple but effective way to declutter your bathroom counter and keep all of your skincare products organised. Instead of having various products scattered throughout your bathroom, you can gather them all into one container for easy access. A skincare basket can be made from any type of container, such as a plastic bin or a woven basket, and can be placed on a shelf or underneath your sink. You can even use dividers within the basket to separate different types of products, such as face wash, moisturiser, and sunscreen. By creating a designated space for your skincare products, you can simplify your daily routine and keep your bathroom looking clean and organized.

Documents and unopened letters floating around? Buy a simple paper/media organiser for your kitchen or hallway

paper organisers, files and baskets

If you find yourself struggling to keep track of important documents and unopened letters, a simple solution could be to purchase a paper/media organiser for your home. These types of organisers come in various sizes and designs, and can be placed in your kitchen, hallway, or any other convenient location. By using an organiser, you can keep your papers in one place, making them easier to access and manage. This can help you stay on top of bills, important notices, and other documents, and reduce clutter in your home. Plus, it's a great way to stay organised and minimise stress in your daily life.

Kids' school bags, PE kits and stationary scattered all over the place? Label a box or basket for your kids where they can put all their school stuff

children's schoolbags and books organised

Keeping kids organised can be a challenge, especially when it comes to school-related items like backpacks, PE kits, and stationary. A helpful solution is to label a designated box or basket for your kids where they can put all their school stuff. This not only helps to keep the house tidy but also instills a sense of responsibility and independence in your children. By having a designated place for their belongings, they'll know exactly where to find them and where to put them back after use. It's a small change that can make a big difference in the daily routine of your family.

Regularly lose your keys in the house? Create a small key box where you know you’ll always be able to find them

keys in a bowl that says 'keys' on table at home

If you are someone who frequently misplaces your keys at home, it can be frustrating and time-consuming to search for them every time you need to leave the house. To avoid this problem, you can create a designated spot for your keys by setting up a small key box. This can be a decorative box that matches your home decor or a simple wall-mounted box with hooks. By always keeping your keys in the same spot, you'll save yourself the hassle of searching for them and reduce the stress of being late for appointments or events. Just remember to make it a habit to place your keys in the key box every time you come home!

Simply giving everything a home (and putting it back in its home every day) means you can stop clutter from accumulating over time. By implementing small, achievable tasks like this into your daily life, organisation becomes a habit rather than a vast, overwhelming chore you don’t have time for.

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