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Moving House Doesn’t Need to be Stressful

Moving House Doesn’t Need to be Stressful

Moving to a new home can be a very exciting time but it can also be very stressful. Here are some top tips to take the stress out of moving home. The first thing to do around your home in the months and weeks leading up to your move is decide what you don’t want to take with you. As the fewer items you have to take, the easier the move will become. Every other night, take 15-20 minutes going around areas of your home sorting through your belongings that you want to take with you. Not only will this reduce the amount of items but it will make your home more organised. It’s always good to pack items that you don’t use regularly in advance of your move, as this will allow you to take your time. Start in […]

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Create a Minimalist Home

Create a Minimalist Home

Becoming a minimalist at home can help you to reduce stress as there is much less clutter, mess and your home will be much easier to clean. Becoming a minimalist isn’t about giving up the things that you need, it’s about keeping only the essentials in your home to live comfortably. It can help you save space, time and money because you won’t be spending on unnecessary items. Here are some top tips to help you become a minimalist at home. The main element of becoming a minimalist is removing all of the items that you don’t need around your home. You will need to be ruthless and let go of the items that will cause clutter and mess. Start with your wardrobe as many people allow clothing to pile up in their closets and it can get even worse […]

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Getting Ready To Spring Clean

Getting Ready To Spring Clean

At this time of year the majority of people are happy that the cold and dark nights of Winter have passed and are looking forward to a long Summer. Not only is it a great time to feel refreshed but it’s also a time of year when you can refresh your house. The hardest part is finding the motivation to actually make it happen. Spring cleaning can seem a major task, but it needs to be done. Starting with a fresh, clean and organised home will make everyone at home feel much better and ensures a healthy environment. Before you make a start, choose one small area or room that you that you want to accomplish first. Choosing a high traffic area in your home to begin with will increase your motivation because you will be able to notice the […]

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How To Reclaim Your Living Room

How To Reclaim Your Living Room

Your living room is meant to be the place in your home where your friends and family gather but if the space is cluttered then it may drive people away. Your living room doesn’t have to be a collection of clutter and keeping it clear shouldn’t feel like a chore that you just want to avoid. Here are some top tips that will help you reclaim the space in your living room. Clothes that belong in a wardrobe or a jacket that needs to be hung up before you use it next should be placed in the correct space. Items that don’t belong in your living room shouldn’t be kept there. If all of your possessions don’t have a home then they will always be out of place. Find a space where cluttered items can be kept. Remember to store […]

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Making Space in Your Attic

Making Space in Your Attic

The free space in your attic is often taken up by the Christmas decorations and old children’s toys that never see the light of day. While sorting through your belongings you may find items that are a blast from the past and even some hidden treasures. Attics are usually dumping grounds that lack organisation but you can use the free space to clear clutter around your home before it becomes unbearable. The first task is to eliminate any items that are broken or you no longer have a need for. Some people like to hoard items because they think they will use them again someday and find it hard to throw anything away. However, keeping the clutter takes up valuable space that can be used to free up other areas of your home. You could sell any items that you […]

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Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

One way to banish the winter blues is to get your home ready for Spring and Summer. Spring cleaning is something many people hate but it’s a great time to sort out your belongings and freshen up your surroundings. Before you start cleaning there are many things you can to in preparation to make it go as smoothly as possible. In each room of your home, break down the individual tasks that need to be completed in a list that you can check off. This could be to sort through the pile of magazines or to organise the cabinet. Once you’ve completed it you can tick it off your list as completed. If you have a wardrobe of out-of-season clothes then this a great time to sort your old items before the new season. Instead of cramming all of your […]

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5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

Most homeowners will admit they own too many possessions, many of which stay hidden at the back of cupboards and never – or very rarely – see the light of day. Yet unless you take action to rid yourself of these non-essentials, you’ll have to move them to your property. If you own a lot of items, this can be no mean feat. Everything needs to be packed up and transported carefully, and the less you own, the easier this is. Not to mention, removals quotes are based on volume, so the more you transport the more you’ll pay. At a time when money is often tight, saving those extra pounds on transport costs can really benefit your budget as you settle down in your new home. Many people balk at the idea of getting rid of their possessions, but […]

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Getting Organised and Planning Effectively in the New Year

Getting Organised and Planning Effectively in the New Year

With a busy lifestyle, keeping your home clutter-free can often fall to the bottom in the list of priorities after work, chores and being with your family. But before you know it, rooms start getting filled with clutter and you’re struggling to know where to start. Starting the New Year with a new routine and planning effectively will soon help you remove clutter and restore order in your home. Making a plan is the first task that needs to be prepared. You should decide how many hours you want to spend de-cluttering your home each day or how many hours per week you will aim to achieve. Each job can be broken down so that it doesn’t appear too big but shouldn’t be avoided. Setting goals can help you decide exactly what needs to be done around your home. You […]

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New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home

The New Year brings many resolutions such as starting a diet, finding a new job, decorating the home or deciding to move. Although you don’t have to move to create a new home for yourself as rearranging furniture and decorating can give your living space a fresh feel, if you have decided to move house then it’s important to make sure you’re not under-prepared. If you’re moving or thinking of giving the home a makeover in the New Year you can find inspiration from magazines, websites and our blog to create a fresh look. If you find something you like then you can clip out the articles from magazines or print them off and keep a file of ideas to use for future reference. Painting and decorating a room can dramatically change its appearance, but so can doing something different […]

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Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution that will benefit you and your living space. Only 40% of resolutions made at the start of the year make it past January. Therefore the solution to maintaining them is to make small and manageable promises that you can keep all year round. Here’s our selection of simple New Year’s Resolutions that you can keep longer than one month: If you think your wardrobe is due for an overhaul then this is the opportunity to free up valuable space. You can do this regularly at different times throughout the year as your winter clothing may need a refresh or there’s a jacket that you think you’ll never wear again. There’s no need to hoard it but rather than throwing them away, you can give them to […]

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