As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and we return to a ‘new normal’ it’s more important than ever to make your home a sanctuary no matter what your circumstances may be during the pandemic.
Leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has teamed up with experts in decluttering to give Leicestershire residents their organisational top tips on how to make their house a home during a difficult time.
With a rise is people turning to decluttering as a therapeutic and mindful way to stay in control of your surroundings, now is a good time to sort through those cupboards you haven’t had time to get to before this.
Lesley Spellman and Ingrid Jansen, Professional Organisers and Declutterers at The Declutter Hub, say: “They say home is where the heart is and that’s more important now than ever as it needs to be a place everyone can settle down and feel happy in.
“We’ve seen so many people turning to decluttering and organising recently and whilst there was a community before, this is huge at the minute.
“We like to make decluttering fun and light-hearted but recognise that these activities are very important to people and have a huge impact on their lives.”
The tips include:
Take on a paper and digital declutter
With many residents now having more time on their hands, why not sort through that important paperwork you’ve been meaning to get through. Use folders and filing systems to organise all of the important paper lying around your home, including bank statements and payslips, so they’re easy to find when you need them.
Now could also be time for a digital declutter, so sort through your emails by making specific folders for the ones you want to keep and deleting ones you don’t. If you have time, unsubscribing from spam emails is also a good way to keep your inbox clear.
Prioritise one room at a time
So you’ve decided it might be a good idea to declutter your home before you make the move into a new property, but where do you even start? By working in one room at a time you can tackle your home systematically and thoroughly.
Ingrid and Lesley say: “When starting to declutter, many people make the mistake of jumping from one room to another. Choose one cupboard, area or room and don’t change focus until you have finished.”
Reduce your food waste and organise your cupboards
Whilst panic buying may have eased, it’s a good time to sort through your food cupboards and get these organised to prevent food waste.
It also helps knowing exactly what you need before you go shopping so you can shop with intent. It’s also worth looking at meal planning when at home, so you know how much of everything you’ll need.
Make clever use of storage in your home
Each David Wilson property is designed to suit modern living, and this includes featuring dedicated storage space to help keep your home tidy. When planning your move, take some time to decide what you’ll keep where – and if everything’s labelled then you’ll have no problems finding anything when you need it.
Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We understand how important it is to make a house a home, and decluttering can have many benefits to you and your family.
“More than ever before, it’s important for your home to be your sanctuary and for you to be in control of creating a harmonious space. By taking these tips on and decluttering your home, it can increase your positivity around the home and give you a focus on a goal which is easily achievable.”
To find out more about decluttering during the lockdown, please visit: https://declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-lockdown/
David Wilson Homes currently has properties available to reserve at the following Leicestershire developments: Wigston Meadows in Wigston and Grange View in Hugglescote, as well as Fleckney Fields in Fleckney, David Wilson Homes at Kibworth and Burnmill Grange in Market Harborough.
For more information on David Wilson Homes, visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 033 3355 8483 to make an appointment with a Sales Adviser.