How to deal with post-Christmas clutter

Is it just us or do you also just love cleaning up unwanted clutter that has magically accumulated during the exciting Christmas and new year period? We just love cleaning up after Christmas and taking down the decs for a fresh new start to a brand-new year and there’s nothing more satisfying then getting the house cleaned up as quickly as possible, so you can have your home back to the way it was in no time.

From cardboard boxes and wrapping paper in the lounge to lots of excess wine and beer bottles in your kitchen and garage, no doubt you’ll probably wish that you can click your fingers to have your house looking back to normal again! However, it doesn’t have to be chaotic and can actually be a very refreshing task, so let’s give you a helping hand with what we do best, soul-cleansing organisation tips.

1. Start by discarding wrapping paper and boxes.

Doing this first will make an immediate difference to the mess. Be sure to do this sustainably, sort out everything that can be recycled and reused for example if you have any wrapping paper that’s still in excellent condition, keep it for next year. It will also save you money too!

 2. Next, it’s time to put away your Christmas decorations.

Now that you’ll have a bit of a clearer mind from less clutter, this task will be more therapeutic. Instead of unsightly plastic bags, why not use a stylish basket as a more elegant and convenient solution.

Lara at @edinburghapartmentrenovation doesn’t have a loft, therefore she has cleverly used out grey wash trunk as a stylish solution for her decorations. You would never even guess what’s in there!

3. A home for new toys.

Toys are lovely but good grief they are pesky items to keep tidy! Why not keep all those gorgeous new toys stored neatly away in a sturdy storage trunk, which doesn’t compromise on style!

Grey & Buff Storage Trunk

Choose from a range of beautifully handwoven and sturdy Grey & Buff Rattan trunks, which look perfect in every room. This could be a good opportunity to discard old toys that the children don’t play with anymore, which can be collected and given to charity.

4. Next, tackle the kitchen & garage.

Now that the decs are down and the floor is clear, it’s time to tackle the kitchen and the garage! Let us guess… there are bottles everywhere, which are minimising kitchen worktop space and looking rather out of place. Our new and cleverly designed wooden beer and wine crate holders are perfect for elegantly storing away extra unwanted clutter in your kitchen and garage.

They also make the perfect gift for any beer or wine enthusiast, cheers to that! 

5. Finally, new bathroom goodies.

All those new bathroom essentials such as luxurious shower gels and bath bombs will have to find a new place to live in your bathroom. To keep your bathroom organised, simply store them away in a beautifully lined basket, which will match your lovely bathroom interior. Why not use these antique wash storage baskets? Complete with a removable lining, which can be washed.

Ahh that’s better! At last you can look around at your beautifully fresh tidy home, just in time for the new year. 

If you need any more storage ideas or perhaps there are lots of rooms that need de-cluttering, make sure to check out our January sale and browse our wide range of elegant storage solutions, to give you a helping hand this January.

To view our wide range of timeless rustic wicker storage baskets, click here.

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