Once Christmas and the holiday celebrations have come and gone, it’s common to get the urge to pack it all away and tidy up for a New Year. Why not take it one step further and create a pared-down, simple and authentic to you space – leaving more room to enjoy the possessions (and people) we love!
Here are a few ideas to get you started on a fresh space for the New Year ahead:
You may have heard of Marie Kondo, author of ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’. She is a de-cluttering guru and in the book, she urges readers to discard any possession that does not spark joy. Why do we hold onto items that do not bring us happiness or serve a purpose? Banish them from your space! What better feeling than to sell or donate something and bring it a second life. Except perhaps looking around your space and being surrounded by things that bring you contentment and joy.
Capsule Wardrobe & Decor
Another term or idea that you may have heard floating around is the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Instead of throwing away our money on trendy of the moment items, choose your clothing “investments” wisely and instead spend on quality items. This will ensure longevity and build a wardrobe of truly loved pieces!
The same can be said for your home's interior. Investing in quality furniture, décor and even building materials will stand the test of time and bring enjoyment for years to come.
Likely an overlooked area of the home, the pantry is an easy dumping ground for never used, unopened items. There are two easy options when looking to organize the pantry. One idea is to go through any unused items and create a grocery list and meal plan surrounding them. Another idea is to donate any unopened items you won’t use to a local food bank or shelter.