A supremely organised mother-of-three and medical student has revealed how she keeps her busy home clean and pristine, despite holding down full-time study and having three children under the age of six.
Imogen Alexandra, 23, from the Gold Coast, said while medicine is her trade, she has always had a love for interior design.
‘It’s taken me around two years to design my home the way I’ve always wanted it, and now I’m sort of nearly there and everything is coming together, I’ve turned my focus towards organising,’ Imogen told FEMAIL.
A supremely organised mother-of-three and medical student has revealed how she keeps her busy home clean and perfect-looking, despite holding down full-time study and parenting three children under the age of six (Imogen Alexandra pictured)
Imogen Alexandra , 23, from the Gold Coast, said while medicine is her trade, she has always had a love for interior design (her bedroom pictured)
One of her favourite places that she organised recently is her pantry (pictured), which is full of Kmart containers labelled so she knows how much food she has and when it goes off
Recently, she has organised both her pantry and her linen cupboard – two areas which are key in any family home.
And while it may look as though both set her back thousands, Imogen said she always hunts down a bargain so she doesn’t pay over the odds.
‘I went to Kmart and bought a few containers to begin with for my pantry,’ the 23-year-old said.
‘I got a few different sizes but avoided bulk buying as I wanted to make sure they kept my food fresh and looked good in style, before I bought a whole pile.’
Imogen labelled her Kmart containers with labels from Labelled with Vinyl, and she said she has expensive taste, but the majority of what she buys is from Kmart and IKEA (pantry pictured)
What are the top organisational products Imogen recommends?
* Pantry food containers – Kmart
* Laundry fabric storage boxes – Zoobibi
* Boxes for bathroom and under the sink – Big W or Kmart
* Labels – Labelled with Vinyl
But once Imogen was sure that the containers were a good investment, she bought more than 30 boxes for the likes of sugar, herbs, packaged foods and pasta.
She then labelled each container with a label from Labelled with Vinyl, which means she never forgets where anything is stored or how old it is.
‘I have very expensive taste, but the majority of what I buy is from Kmart, Target, Big W and IKEA,’ Imogen said.
‘It’s easy to make things look expensive if you style a room well and mix a few higher-end pieces with the majority that is slightly cheaper.’
One of her favourite buys has been giant laundry fabric bags from Zoobibi (left) for her linen cupboard, as they hide whatever mess is inside. Imogen is working on her home one area at a time (closet right)
‘It’s easy to make things look expensive if you style a room well and mix a few higher-end pieces with the majority that is slightly cheaper,’ Imogen said (one of her kids’ bedrooms pictured)
When it comes to her linen cupboard – which is her favourite area of her home – Imogen said giant fabric baskets from Zoobibi were one of the best purchases she has ever made.
‘They are so useful as they’re big enough to fit king bedding, pillows and towels inside them,’ she said.
‘But they’re also the perfect product for with children as if the kids go to grab a blanket or a towel out, everything becomes unfolded and you can’t even tell because the baskets hide the mess!’
While much of Imogen’s furniture is white (living room pictured), she said one of her top tips is to buy machine-washable furniture so you can always put it around the wash
‘I have a light-coloured couch that is washable, along with white dining chairs and plenty of pastel. It truly has been a lifesaver!’ Imogen said (dining chairs pictured)
Imogen said the secret to keeping a clean home with kids is to try and buy washable furniture where possible.
‘It might sound crazy, but honestly washable stuff has really saved me,’ she said.
‘I have a light-coloured couch that is washable, along with white dining chairs and plenty of pastel. It truly has been a lifesaver!’
She also recommends every household get their hands on some pantry food containers to keep their food fresh, as well as storage boxes for the bathroom and under the sink.
Sh recommends every household get their hands on some pantry food containers to keep their food fresh, as well as storage boxes for the bathroom, under the sink and toys (pictured)
Sharing her impressive home online, Imogen was met with thousands of people praising her aesthetic and organisational skills.
‘This is like a show home. I love your work,’ one commenter posted.
‘You have completely inspired me. I love the look you have created for your home,’ another added.
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