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How to organise your home following the festive season

Simple Tips for Preparing Your Home for the New Year.

Firstly, Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog of 2024.

Following a wonderful break, where I managed to properly switch off for a two week period, I’m ready for what 2024 has in store and can’t wait to share with you lots of new Home Styling advice and inspiration to support with turning your house into a home.

So, without further ado, let’s start as we mean to go on and get our homes 2024 ready!

There are so many benefits to having a good sort out following the festive season.

I’m sharing some simple tips you can follow in preparing your home as we welcome 2024, which will help keep your home organised throughout the year.

I’m a true advocate for the quote:

“tidy home equals tidy mind”

and find when the house is organised, my mood improves significantly; as life starts to take over and things become less organised, I really do notice the change in the way I feel.

So, the best way to manage this is to introduce regular steps to your everyday (or weekly) routine.

1: Time to redecorate
Now is the perfect time to think about redecorating.

Although it’s hard to believe, as temperatures continue to drop and the sign of lighter evenings doesn’t look to be arriving anytime soon, Spring is not that far away!

If you’re thinking about redecorating a room once the warmer weather arrives, you should be looking at getting your painter or decorator booked in now.

Pick up some paint charts and prepare early, think about what fresh new colour palette you’d like to introduce into your home.

If re-decorating isn’t on the agenda for this year, you can completely transform a room just by introducing a new colour to some home accessories.

A person’s hands holding open a colour swatch card. The card is open on a page with different shades of grey. There are other colour swatch cards scattered around the table. There is a notebook and laptop on the table.

2: Re-organise your wardrobe
The new year is a great time to review your wardrobe.

With the party season coming to an end, consider having a look through and see if there is the opportunity to recycle any clothes you’ve not worn for a while.

Did you know if you’ve not worn something in the last 12 months, it’s unlikely you’ll be looking to wear that item any time soon?

So, it may be time to find a new home for those pieces that have been hanging up in the back of your wardrobe for far too long.

There are so many ways to give your unloved items a new home, either by donating to your local charity shop, connecting with your local pre-loved store or selling on pre-loved sites such as Depop, Vinted or reThread.

Another great time to revisit your wardrobe is at the start of a new season.

Storage boxes and vacuum-packed bags are a great way to store seasonal clothes.

Selection of clothes hanging on a clothes rail

3: Fragrances and fresh flowers

With an array of scented candles, wax melts and room sprays available on the market, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to adding a fresh fragrance to your home.

Why not treat yourself to a bunch of flowers each month, the perfect choice for adding a splash of colour and gorgeous natural fragrance to your home.

Bunch of flowers in different tones of pink

4: Declutter
The one task most people dread, however the key here is just to get started and start small!

Something as simple as decluttering a cupboard or drawer is a great first step which Is both achievable and allows you to build on your success.

These areas are quick wins for freeing up space.

A hand pulling out a drawer from a wooden cabinet. The cabinet has multiple drawers with different designs and textures. The drawer being pulled out is made of wood and has a colour chart with a dark grey cover being pulled out.

I hope I’ve been able to share some useful tips for you to consider preparing your home for the new year.

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