Every new year, we’re always keen to make a fresh start and for me a big part of that is to declutter the house, make more space and give everything a thorough deep clean too. Last year on New Year’s Day itself we gathered together a big pile of un-needed items from our home and gave them all away on Gumtree. This year we’ve been making numerous trips to the charity shop too, and I’m hoping to keep up with a more minimalist life this year!

There are plenty of ways you can make changes in your home to give the impression of more space too, and give a cleaner, fresher, uncluttered look.

Having light coloured walls, and plenty of natural light coming into the home can make a really big difference. I love the look of these bi fold doors from Everest Home Improvements, which allow you to create a seem less flow from your indoor living area, out to the garden. This would be so nice especially in the summer.

Everest Bi Fold Doors

Of course carefully planned storage is a big help in giving the decluttered look too. It’s not always realistic to get rid of everything, especially with a house full of kids, but having it tidily hidden away, out of the eye’s gaze can definitely make a big difference. I’ve made some simple changes to our hall way, adding a new bench with storage baskets that hold all of the kids shoes, book bags and swimming bags and means that we no longer have so much clutter in that area. Since that’s the first thing you see when you come into the home, it’s a big improvement.

Next on my list is a thorough clear out of all of our wardrobes. I like the KonMari method of asking “does it bring you joy?” and if not, it’s got to go! I’m sure this will make loads more space, and ultimately boost all of our moods – as I often find that too much clutter brings me down.


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