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Now that a new year has dawned and we’re given a clean slate so to speak, it’s the perfect opportunity to organise and declutter our homes. Read our top tips and explore smart storage solutions that will ensure your home will run at maximum efficiency, and with our sale* now on there’s never been a better time to invest in a new bespoke piece of furniture.
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Identify the Problem Areas
The saying in January is ‘out with the old and in with the new’. To make this daunting task easier, start with looking at one space at a time, visualising how you want each room to look and function. Once you have identified the key problem areas, make a manageable task list, ticking them off as you go.
There are rules to stick by when starting to declutter your home, ask yourself these three questions: have you used the item within the past year? If you were shopping right now, would you repurchase? If it’s broken, would you fix it? By clearing out unused or unloved possessions this way, not only does it free up space, making it easier when organising your home, it also allows you to feel less stressed reinforcing a feeling of wellbeing and calm.
Dining Room and Library
Work out Your Home Storage Needs
Whether you live in a large barn conversion or a Victorian terrace, there never seems to be enough storage for your needs. Our first thought when a home lacks space is to move. However, the solution doesn’t have to be so drastic. The first step should be to assess what spaces need decluttering and which areas can house new storage solutions.
Is your lounge a place where the family gathers to relax and watch TV? If you’re sick of the trailing wires or want to hide the TV when not in use, then a dedicated space for your tech is what you need. Browse our lounge storage solutions here: https://www.nevillejohnson.co.uk/bespoke-furniture/lounges/
A fresh approach to work can make all the difference when staying motivated and productive. If you work from home or have children that need a space to do their homework, then an organised office area is essential. An unused alcove can house a clever workspace that can be hidden away at any time. In a dedicated home office, use vertical space for open and closed storage perfect for storing books, professional paraphernalia or personal possessions that will keep you motivated during a workday.
Modern Home Office
Everyone has at least one messy drawer; however, with space limited in our homes, disorganised drawers can quickly get out of control, making it hard to find what you need when you want it. Bespoke inlays can ensure drawers are more user-friendly, keeping the items you need in one place, making it easier to remove those that don’t belong more frequently.
Here are some of our top tips on staying organised and preventing clutter:
To-do lists. Make them achievable and tick off as you tackle and organise each area of your home/life.
Banish ever-increasing tottering piles of paperwork, bills etc. on surfaces and file away or discard. Better still go paperless. This frees up both your home and your mind.
Set aside 10 minutes a day to keep on top of unwanted clutter.
Have a strict no clutter rule on flat surfaces, this means either keeping a table clear, work surfaces, desk or window sills. These can all become clutter magnets.
Create a sorting system. One popular method is the three-box method. This involves a keep box, a charity/ recycle box and one that goes into storage. Once a box is full, it should go to the appropriate place as labelled.
Declutter before birthdays, Christmas and other holidays as new possessions are bound to come into the home.
Return to clutter hotspots regularly to reassess. These usually include the office, wardrobes, loft, basement and living room.
Declutter and reselect items to put on display, restricting them to things you love to look at, and that mean something to you and your family.
Clever Storage Solutions
Storage is key to creating a minimal, clutter-free home. Stand-alone furniture can often take up additional floor and wall space, making your room look and feel smaller or more cramped; a bespoke solution will work with the dimensions of your room to maximise every inch of space.
Peninsula units are perfect for larger living areas. They can create subtle segregation and are ideal places to display artwork and photographs. If you want a home cinema solution, think about mounting the TV on the wall with the wires discreetly stored away behind built-in furniture.
Look for dead spaces in your home; it’s impressive how empty closets, the area under the stairs or awkward nooks can be transformed into workstations or various other storage solutions. Smart planning can make the most of the tightest corners and can even add value to your home in the long run.
When planning a smart storage solution, our designers can visit you at your home and discuss your ideas with you. They’ll bring with them a wealth of knowledge and creativity that will inspire your imagination and will instinctively be able to create solutions that will turn unused spaces into much-used places. Because your furniture is bespoke, you can choose as many drawers, shelves or tailor-made options as you wish.
With our sale now on there’s never been a better time to take advantage of huge savings across our entire range of fitted furniture. Whether you want to update your bedroom, create a dressing area, a cinema room, a cosy lounge or a home study, our bespoke storage solutions are personally designed and made to meet your exact requirements.
Are you looking to go clutter-free and add extra space to your home this year? Then order our free brochure or request a visit with one of our experts today.
*To qualify for your sale discount you must place your order between 23/12/19 and 24/02/20. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
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