Top Tips for a January Refresh at Home
January comes hand in hand with the urge to start fresh, whether that’s your health and fitness habits or your living space. This new year, channel your inner Marie Kondo and embrace the art of decluttering and organising to create a fresh, inviting and motivating environment to kickstart the year. From the nooks and crannies you often overlook to tackling that notorious junk drawer, here's our guide to sprucing up your living space and creating a harmonious environment for the year ahead.
1. Embrace the Marie Kondo Method
Start your January refresh by taking a page from Marie Kondo's book and decluttering with purpose. The KonMari Method encourages you to evaluate each item in your home, keeping only those that "spark joy." This not only helps declutter your space but also brings a sense of intentionality to your belongings. Begin with categories like clothing, books, and miscellaneous items, and only keep what truly adds value and joy to your life. Ask someone to help you to be strict.
2. Tackle Hidden Spaces
A January refresh is all about ‘out with the old, in with the new’, meaning it’s the perfect time to tackle those hidden spaces you may have neglected, resulting in a build-up of clutter, and dust. Pay attention to overlooked corners, behind furniture, and the tops of cabinets – even loft spaces. Dust, clean and clear these areas to breathe new life into spaces that are often out of sight but not out of mind. You might be surprised how much fresher you and your home feel knowing these hidden spaces are all spruced up!
3. Revitalise Your Junk Drawer
Most households, even the really organised ones, have a junk drawer; a catch-all for odds and ends thatbuild up over time. Take a deliberate approach to this often-neglected space. Empty it out completely, discard items you no longer need, and organise what remains. Consider using small containers or dividers to keep similar items together. A streamlined junk drawer can make a surprising difference in the overall tidiness of your home and make those random but necessary bits and bobs easier to find when you need them.
4. Refresh Linens and Textiles
Give your home a literal clean start and a breath of fresh air by refreshing linens and textiles. Launder curtains, wash bed linens, and consider rotating or flipping mattresses. This not only improves the cleanliness of your living space but also contributes to a healthier and more comfortable home environment.
5. Invest in Storage Solutions
Effective storage is the trick to maintaining a clutter-free home. Invest in storage solutions that suit your space and lifestyle, such as decorative baskets, storage ottomans, or wall-mounted shelves. Adding some thoughtful storage can not only give your décor a new year update, but it also keeps your belongings organised and contributes to a more relaxing and spacious home environment.
A January refresh is a fantastic way to start the year with a clean slate and a revitalised living space. By adopting a mindful approach to decluttering and organising, you can create a home that is not only tidy and efficient but also conducive to better productivity and a sense of well-being. So, roll up your sleeves, put on some upbeat music, and let the January refresh transform your home into a welcoming and rejuvenated haven for the year ahead.