Windowsill optimization: what to keep and what to remove to free up space from clutter

By SSPDaily editionJan 19, 2024 15:30 PMLife
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Windowsill optimization. Source: rapidemergencyglassreplacement.com.au

In tight spaces, it's not uncommon to see window sills used as makeshift storage space for various items. However, this habit often leads to cluttered windows and potential damage to belongings. SSPDaily has compiled tips to help make your home more comfortable and keep your windowsills cleaner.

What items can be kept on the windowsill

Choose visually appealing items that enhance the overall aesthetics of the room. Look for small and unobtrusive decorations that add charm without creating clutter. Additionally, the windowsill can be an ideal place to grow seedlings or houseplants.

What items should not be kept on the windowsill

  • Food (including sweets and fruits):

Temperature fluctuations can cause food to spoil.

  • Chemicals and cosmetics:

Direct sunlight and heat can cause undesirable chemical reactions that can lead to a loss of product effectiveness.

  • Electronics:

Moisture from an open window can seep into electronic devices, damaging the chips and causing equipment to malfunction. This applies to electric kettles, multicookers and coffee makers, etc. In addition, placing these devices on the windowsill creates another danger. During the boiling process, the hot steam comes into contact with the cold glass, creating a significant temperature difference that can lead to cracks.

  • Candles and plasticine:

Items that are prone to leaking or deforming should be kept as far away from the window sill as possible to prevent environmental damage.

  • Books and photographs:

Books and photographs, while not suitable for permanent placement on a windowsill, can be kept there for a short time. Keep in mind that prolonged exposure to moisture and direct sunlight can cause pages to warp and colors to fade. It is advisable to store these memorabilia in a more protected place.

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