New Year Declutter: How To Organise Your Home
With 2020 around the corner, there is no better time to think about decluttering your home and to make space for the items that really matter. Over time our homes can become cluttered and full of the things we don’t necessary need or want. Although, these items might not be too problematic it’s always good to have a declutter and revamp of your space. Having a nice, clean well organised space will no doubt encourage a positive start to the new year, setting you off on the right foot to reach your goals and New Year Resolutions. Set yourself some clear goals of what you want to achieve from your home declutter and bring life back to spaces within your home you might have forgotten about.
Think about which areas of your home could do with reorganising and work towards creating a space that you can relax in and enjoy throughout the year. Try some of the suggestions we have listed below to try and make your space feel a little less cluttered.
4 Ways To Declutter Your Home
- Kitchen Area
It’s inevitable that over the Christmas period you are going to stock up on an abundance of snacks and tasty treats to enjoy right up until the new year. You should therefore consider having a declutter and tidy up of your kitchen area and cupboards to start the new year off right. There is nothing better than cooking in a nice clean kitchen and 2020 is the best time to try out some new recipes. Throw away old foods and donate tins you won’t eat and appliances you haven’t got around to using or won’t use.
A trend that we love to see in homes on Instagram and Pinterest is pantry style cupboards. More and more people are adding their spices and dried goods into reusable Tupperware jars and containers that are all perfectly labelled. This is a great organisation hack that adds a bit of styling to your food cupboards whilst also being a helpful addition to your kitchen décor.
Cleaning out your wardrobe is a job that unless you are a secret Marie Kondo you probably dread! It’s ok though if done in stages you can make good progress on your wardrobe and drawers. This is also a job you can get your family involved in and encourage your little ones to get rid of clothes they no longer wear. You should definitely start by sorting through the clothes you no longer want and donate them to your local charity shop or younger family members.
A tip that you could try throughout the year is sorting your clothes out by seasons. For the clothes that you have on show or in your wardrobe you should try to have out only the ones you know you will be wearing this season. For example, by putting all of your summer clothes away into storage or vacuum sealed bags you are instantly cutting down the amount of clutter and “things” on show within your home. Leaving you space to style your best winter outfits.
This one is probably the most boring but can the be the most important. We are all guilty of getting post through the door and just chucking it in a drawer for another day. There’s no better time than now to sort out those drawers, filing cabinets and important boxes where you keep all of your letters and paper documents. Shred the letters and paper documents you no longer need and organise your documents into files to help your household start the year as organised as possible. This will help you keep a track on all of the important parts of running a home and is a great way to introduce a storage system into your home.
Try and keep this up throughout the year and organise letters or documents as soon as you get them to avoid a build up of junk and cluttered drawers within your home.
Saying goodbye to old toys is something every parent wishes their child did more. Christmas is a great time of year to encourage your little ones to get rid of old toys they no longer play with. You should aim to fill a few boxes full of your children’s toys, games and books that they have grown out of now, in a bid to clear space for Santa’s deliveries. You can get your child involved in this by getting them to select a few toys that no longer want to play with and you can donate them to other children you may know or your local charity shop.
This a great way for you all to reduce the clutter in your home and can be a great feel good exercise especially if gifting to other children over the Christmas period. This activity will also help clear some much needed space for Christmas presents and the introduction of new toys.
This list doesn’t have to be exhaustive of the decluttering you do in your home. The overall principle is to tidy up your space and make your home feel a little more homely after what can be a busy and stressful month for many. A well organised space will set you up nicely to plan for 2020 and achieve all the goals you want to.