The start of a new season brings with it a reason to refresh and update the home. Often the starting point each year begins with a Spring clean; a chance to remove any clutter and give our homes a thorough clean, starting the year as we mean to go on.
1. A good sort out
Before you can begin to tidy, a thorough sort-out is needed. If you can’t let go of something then simply store it away, and if it means something to you, then you should hold onto it. However, there is evidence to show that too much clutter in the home which doesn't serve a purpose can clutter the mind. Invest in suitable storage such as wall shelves and cabinets to ensure that everything has a place. Be strict with yourself and work out what you really need, consider how you will use it, for how long and how much space it will take up. Follow William Morris’s golden rule: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.
2. Invest in shelving
Once you’ve sorted through and passed on any items you no longer need, assess your storage space. Do you have practical shelving? Are you making the most of your wall space? We think it’s important that storage shelves should be both stylish and practical, making sure you get pleasure from keeping items in their place. Our Mahi shelving serves as the perfect home office shelving, and our Locker Room Shelves can be attached to the wall for stylish yet functional shelving that looks good in any room in the home, from kitchens to bathrooms.
3. Kitchen storage
Clear kitchen clutter and invest in pieces that serve multiple purposes, such as wine racks also serving as console tables. These industrial looking items look classic yet contemporary, and serve as console tables for table lamps and stylish wine storage that can be on display. Showcase your ceramics or storage jars on open shelves and make an eclectic display. Use our glass storage jars for grains and pasta, that are both functional and stylish for an open pantry shelf.
4. Use versatile baskets
When purchasing new items consider the material and the purpose, natural fibres have a tactile pleasing aesthetic. Large baskets are perfect for storing shoes or throws, whilst smaller ones are ideal for hats and gloves. When it comes to the bathroom, tidy away unsightly bits and bobs behind mirrored cabinets. This also makes things easier to clean.
5. De-clutter the hallway
Our bestselling Hasa Industrial Storage Bench serves as the perfect dual-functioning piece; store shoes in the shelving and use as a bench for hallways and boot rooms. Pair with our Edda Hanging Rail for the ultimate functional boot room with coat and bag storage, or use deep hooks fixed securely to wall.