Getting Your Home In Order This New Year

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With the New Year now upon us, you’re likely to be feeling a surge of energy to get things in order – from your health and fitness through to your finances, career, and home life!  This article is to encourage you to use the energy of the New Year to stop neglecting your home in ship shape condition… and offers a four-step process to create a harmonious home environment for you and your family:

  1. DE-CLUTTER

There’s a popular saying that states a “tidy house tidy mind”, which is equally true in reverse; in that a cluttered house can contribute to a cluttered mind.  In fact, there have been a number of sociological and psychological studies that link the two.  If you are always searching through clutter to find your car keys, or frantically searching through drawers prior to going on holiday in a desperate attempt to find your passport – then you could certainly benefit from this advice.  If you need a helping hand in removing large items such as furniture, you could consider comparing quotes from different companies via Shiply, as this can save you both time and money.  

This all important step of decluttering naturally leads onto the next phase of ‘getting organised’… as decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organised; for how can you get organised when there is clutter everywhere?

  1. GET ORGANISED

Most people need some form of order in their life in order to feel calm, centred, grounded and balanced.  This sense of emotional stability is closely linked to the feeling of stability and order you feel within your home life.  Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you need to get organised, which sounds like a drag but the time investment will pay off as it will make your life a lot easier in the long run.

  1. GET RID OF JUNK

Whether it’s removing the internal clutter from your house or removing garden waste it can take a amount of time and effort if you do it yourself.  However, there is a surprising amount of money to be made for people willing to clear other people’s junk; and although junk removal prices vary hugely based on the area in which you live, there’s a strong chance it will be higher than what you might expect.  The best option if you have a lot of junk is to hire a skip, as whilst the cost to hire a skip is substantial, the value it provides is equally substantial and will save a lot of time, effort, and hassle.  In the alternative, you could hire a van for a day or two and use this to cart rubbish to a local refuse site.

  1. CLEANSE

The act of cleaning your home isn’t a purely physical experience; it has clear practical benefits but there are significant emotional benefits to cleaning too.  It can be cathartic to go through your home and clean every corner of it, whether that is pulling cobwebs down from the ceiling, hoovering each room, or deep cleaning the mildew that has grown around the bathtub.  The process of cleaning your physical home gives you an opportunity to cleanse the energy and emotion stored within your home, and can be a very soothing experience.

  1.  RENEW

Now that your home is fresher, it’s time to inject some new vibrancy into your home… as an example you could paint the walls, change the carpet, or purchase some new items for your home.  In the alternative, if you’re on a budget, then consider upcycling some of your old furniture and revamping it to freshen up the feel of your home.

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