December 8, 2023


Interior The Freshmaker

The Secret to Creating a Calm & Organised Home, Scandi Style

Paid partnership with Elfa, all words and phrases are my have and I only ever work with makes I like. 

Minimalist, sensible, tranquil, organised. These are just some of the words that people often use to explain a Scandinavian residence. And they’d be right! Owning lived in Sweden for over 18 yrs I am constantly amazed at just how neat and tidy people’s households are (with the uncommon exception, of training course!). Existence is messy, small children are messy, so, just how do they do it? Just getting less things – or having a very good previous declutter undoubtedly will help. But there is a little something additional at participate in. 

I set a lot down to exceptional storage. 

Simply just set – I have been instructed that by creating a excellent household for every thing – no subject how large or small, trying to keep your property tidy, neat and organised will be way less complicated. 

The problem 

Now, I am heading to fess up. The Brantmark household property is messy. It truly is shamefully messy. Organisation is neither Per nor my solid point. An individual is often tearing all-around the house seeking for a thing they have missing (is it just me or are small children especially bad at discovering items?). And it is uncomfortable. Is there any person out there who feels the similar? 

The option

This year everything’s likely to adjust! Why? Because I approached world-wide Swedish storage authorities Elfa – who materialize to be based mostly locally listed here in Malmö – and asked them to assistance me organise my property, area by place! And I hope, by sharing the know-how and several remedies with you – you will also decide up some great strategies and tricks far too. Unless of training course, you have now got a beautifully organised residence – in which circumstance, please do share your guidelines together the way! 

Who is Elfa? 

If you’ve been adhering to My Scandinavian Home for a while, you may most likely be common with Elfa currently. Their fab storage devices pop up in houses I characteristic time and time all over again (get this, this, this and this!).  The Swedish business was founded in 1948 and prides alone on providing a sustainable, practical and superior-high quality storage method and doors for just about everything and anyplace in your household such as the bed room, children’s area, living place, kitchen area, garage, attic, passion rooms, household office and laundry place. Think flexible shelving, drawers, hooks, baskets, dividers and extra which will give even the tiniest and most uncomfortable goods a residence. 

And they also offer arranging assist and great online applications. 

Most importantly, I like the Elfa ethos: it’s not only about furnishing a perfect place for every thing in your household, but also about building much more house for you, and building your house a superior spot to be. 

That is me sold! But in which to start? 

House Edit

The most effective way to get started, I learned,is to acquire stock of current storage and ‘problem areas’ in the household. Have you observed some components of the house really feel way simpler to hold tidy than other individuals? It could possibly be a load of tiny things amassing on a facet desk in the hallway, heaps of outfits in a corner or a cupboard stuffed to the brim with clobber.  

I pinpointed four spots in my property: my wardrobe (nevertheless in just one of my girls rooms), Allie’s bedroom (likely from tween to teenager!),  the laundry home (enter at your have peril), and the attic (you should not get me begun!). I’m hunting ahead to sharing my room by place ideas, and all the facts (such as prior to and afters – no matter how uncomfortable!) around the coming months. 

Do you have any certain locations in your dwelling? If so, I hope you will love the forthcoming collection. 

Appropriate, time to get arranging, I have got a home to organise! Check out this place! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, 


Pictures courtesy of Elfa