After a long and rather glorious summer, autumn is suddenly upon us, the new school year is well underway, and by association we automatically look towards December’s festivities. The Christmas run-up tends to be a time when we get planning (and shopping), and undertake home improvements in anticipation of a house full of guests.
(A lack of) living space is an issue for many home-owners, and Christmas often pushes us to the brink, when every drawer, cupboard, shelf and under-bed storage option is crammed full of festive fare. So hold this thought and consider all those items in your home which you see every day and simply gloss over as their presence seems perfectly normal. Take another look and be specific. Any cluttered spaces? Stuff that doesn’t actually serve a purpose, but is just ‘there’?
- The exercise bike in your bedroom which you use for hanging your clothes on.
- Those shoes you bought in a sale that still pinch your toes.
- The attachments for a hoover you got rid of 20 years ago.
- The empty biscuit tins which will be useful if you bake…Nobody needs 10.
- Ancient chipped mugs, cups or glassware at the back of the cupboard. They’re not ‘still handy’ if you have to use a straw to avoid lacerating yourself.
- That drawer full of Christmas cracker prizes which are NEVER going to come in handy.
- Any product in your bathroom cabinet that’s been gathering dust since the last millennium.
- The pictures which are no longer hanging on your wall for a reason.
- A collection of scented candles you wouldn’t even light in a power cut.
- The mass of spaghetti electrical cabling which hasn’t seen a socket since the advent of the internet.
Any of these strike a chord? Well don’t feel guilty about de-cluttering fully functioning items. Charity shops, school fundraisers and car boot enthusiasts will be delighted with your purposefulness. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, and think of all that extra storage!
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