Whether we keep them or not, most of us make resolutions for ourselves each January. Our home and work environment is very important to our wellness and, after a long festive season, we think a good detox of home is a great January “to do” item. To lend a helping hand with your plans, we’ve come up with this essential guide to help your New Year, New Home resolutions.
You don’t need to make major renovations to detox your home, although there's no doubt that a coat of paint will refresh any room. Before you think about a big paint job though, you’ll need to make sure you declutter and organise accordingly. Our detox-strategy involves a good pre-spring clean clear-out and it starts with a deep breath, so pick a dry day and throw open the windows for a good dose of fresh air.
Something as simple as a shelf over a radiator can be very effective in providing your home with a fresh new look. Use storage boxes in cube shelving to brighten up a dull wall and help get bits and pieces out of the way. Floor Cabinets are great for small rooms, especially within any bathroom or pantry. If you haven’t got under-bed storage or a storage ottoman, you might want to invest in a set of drawers. Even if the drawer isn’t readily accessible for everyday items, storing your un-worn Summer clothes into a vacuum bag under the bed is out of sight, out of mind and clutter-free. Looking to help keep your little one's playarea or bedroom tidy? Why not check out our extensive selection of Toy Chests & Boxes, as well as other kids bedroom & nursery essentials.
Books, paperwork, and stationery must-have's are the worst culprits for cluttering up the house or office space. Keep your clutter off frequently used surfaces and in their right place with help from the right storage option – whether it’s a drawer, a filing cabinet or a computer desk. If you keep your paperwork up to date, it shouldn’t spill out where it’s not wanted. Even an old shoe box in a drawer can keep your paperwork both organised and easy to access. Wall space is often the least utilised space in our homes so, naturally, the best solution for books on counters is shelving, be it on the wall or free-standing. Another clever idea for decluttering is to put a cabinet on the wall - which is great for bathrooms - and double its usefulness in other areas of the home by making the doors a pin board for notes and lists.
Shoe racks can be rather bulky and many people prefer baskets for storing shoes because they’re not necessarily all in the same place. A basket of shoes can be kept in that often-unused floor space in your wardrobe. Your hall or porch can often get very cluttered in Winter because of bulky coats, scarves, and bulky footwear. A great space-saving tip is to use hangers, hooks, or even space-saving stands such as this Vintage Coat Stand to help coats, hats, and jackets lie flatter. If you’ve got space though, a shoe bench is a great idea that combines storage and a seat for putting on and taking off shoes.
Perfect for those looking to help keep all their tools, machinery, and DIY essentials stored in style, our extensive collection of garden storage options are sure to come in handy. With trees to be trimmed, shrubs to be re-shaped, and even weeds to be worked from the ground, the New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your storage solutions. From sheds to landscaping tools, planters to storage tubs, here at The Range we've got the kit to help you cover ground as the seasons change.
If you're looking for a way to help you store and grow your own vegetables and fruits with ease, then why not check out our extensive collection of greenhouses.
One word of advice before you start: If you have it in your head to declutter and detox the entire house or flat in one day, you might never do it at all. Plan on one room at a time, and you never know, you might get inspired and do more than first thought. For more great decluttering ideas, you can shop our full storage collection here. Happy New Year and a Happy New Home to you!