Estate Agents   |   January 6, 2017   |   twentytwo

Detox your home – what to de-clutter this January

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January is officially here, and it’s that time of year when minds start wandering to thoughts of turning over new leafs and detoxing. So whilst you may be detoxing your body of wine and junk food and your mind of negative thoughts, we think it’s a good idea to extend your January detox to your home too! Writers from around the globe have written about the holistic benefits of organising your home, such as Marie Kondo’s New York Times Number 1 Bestseller ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.’

So here’s little hints and tips from us at Wright Marshall for the best aspects of your home which might benefit from a thorough de-cluttering and organising this January…

  1. There’s no need for CD’s

There are really two main things to ask yourself about your ever-growing box of CD’s. Firstly, when was the last time you actually listened to it? Secondly, why on earth isn’t it on your computer? We live in an amazing age of technology, so why not transfer all your CD’s onto your computer, and clear up an incredible amount of space where your untouched CD’s once lived.

  1. Be brutal with those Christmas presents

We know it can be hard to throw away those ‘I might need this one day’ Christmas presents, but it’s time to be brutally honest. If you’re not going to use it, give it another home. Bin those 3-years-out-of-date biscuits from your Nana, keep the generic presents which you may be able to re-gift later in the year (just make sure to label them so you don’t give them back to the original giver!), and sell anything else – these gifts will be in a home where they’re actually appreciated, and to stop yourself from feeling too guilty you can use the money you get from this to go towards the original gift giver’s next present!

  1. Give in to your inner Pinterest alter-ego

You swore you would never waste your time pouring your pasta, cereals and sugar into mason jars just for the aesthetics, but maybe it’s time to cave. You’ll find you’ll be able to fit so much more into your cupboard with this space-saving method of food storage, rather than stuffing a variety of differently shaped packets and boxes together in a small space. What’s more, how many of you have been rooting around in your top cupboard for something only to knock an open packet of spaghetti or rice over and have it all fall all over the kitchen floor? The secure lids on jars means this will never happen again!

 

Have you got any other top de-cluttering, organising or space saving tips? We’d love to hear from you – let us know in the comments!

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