Image While were patiently waiting for our summer to arrive why not use the time to do some re organizing around the house. So when  the sun comes out you  can go enjoy life outdoors guilt free. Great storage starts with great de cluttering You will feel so so much better when you have it done, honest.

  •  Target one area at a time. Deciding to de clutter your entire home in an afternoon is a tad unrealistic. So take it room by room and you will get there.
  • Be ruthless, I know sifting through lots of sentimental items is time consuming. Be honest and try to remember the last time you went looking for, though of any of the items youare sotring was probably the last time you tried to do a clear  out!
  • Resist, resist, resist the temptation to set aside a pile to think about. Ask yourself whether you need and want to keep it. If you hesitate, the answer is no!
  • Anytime you buy something new, even furniture, remember the “in-out” rule whereby for every new item you get you have to part of an old item.
  • There really is no need to keep bundles of bills and paper work. Switching to paperless billing is a great way of helping the environment and eliminating a build up of unnecessary bills in your home. Most of our bills are available online, so we don’t need it on paper too!
  • Remember there are plenty of charities who would love some  of the items you no longer need.

Once you have de cluttered, you can have some fun creating  great storage to make sure you don’t to accumulating more stuff. The more practical and accessible you make your storage the great the likelihood there is you’ll stay on top of it. If its attractive and pretty it does help too

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Just a little imaginations can transform mundane every day objects in to useful colourful storage. Here’s old crates painted in a myriad of pastel colours and wall mounted to make very attractive funky hallway storaImagege.

These have been left as is. everything on them can be seen at a glance.

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For a display-worthy bookcase, organize paperbacks in pretty baskets. Group like books together (by author, genre, etc.) and put labels on the baskets so books are easy to find.

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Jam Jars make ideal storage for nick nacs. Simply screw the lid underneath shelf and your ready to go.

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Put your matching linen sets inside pillow cases and save lots of time trying to match sets.

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Wall provide lots of unused storage space. Turn display shelves into open storage by adding hooks or decorative knobs below the shelf.Image

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Old suitcases are a lovely way to store your more treasured items. Just tag the cases and you have a beautiful display.

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Wall mounted filing, so much better than mounds of paper on counter tops. Aim to have one for every member of the home.

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Under beds can be a dumping ground. Make the most of the space with old drawers that have been revamped with coasters on the corner.

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Use Kitchen Tools . Spice up your kid’s bedroom with baking tools as storage accessories. Here rolling pins work as accessory hooks, baking trays create a magnet board, and muffin tins hold tiny trinkets. Add curtains to shelving to hide it on the days when things are just not as neat as you would like.

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All-Around storage the secret to this storage-packed bedroom is providing lots of organization space without making things look cluttered. Under bed drawers and hidden headboard shelves store items inconspicuously.

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Now its time for me to go off and do some sorting myself.  Happy de cluttering, have a great weekend.

Vanessa x