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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Home Style || New Years Home Busting Hit List



It doesn't matter what time of year it is, there's always time for a good clear out or Spring clean and the coming of new year is the perfect time to rid our homes of any unwanted clutter. 

With the January sales packed full of new home wares and accessories, now's the time to make some space, enjoy the empty areas left behind from the post-Christmas pack away and breathe some fresh air into the house.

Working through room by room, here's some ideas of how we can get stuck into a big new year tidy up as well as a hit list you can print and check off as you go.

Kids Bedrooms


With some of our homes briefly looking like a Toys R Us warehouse, if there's anything that wrongly survived the pre Christmas clear out, now's the time to reconsider what stays and what goes. Working through the following points, check off each one as you go (printable hit list below this post).


  • Discard any outgrown underwear/pyjamas/clothes and shoes. Donate or sell any with life left.
  • Check and clear out under beds
  • Put on fresh bedding, get rid of any old bedding sets that are not used.
  • Sort reading books, donate any that are no longer loved or outgrown.
  • Sort toys, donate/sell any that are no longer wanted. Make space for the new toys and discard any unwanted packaging.
  • Deep clean room including windows, sills and hoovering behind furniture.



Master bedroom



  • Discard any outgrown underwear/pyjamas/clothes and shoes. Donate or sell any with life left. Make sure to pack away any clothes that currently don't fit, but if you're unlikely to fit in them again just get rid.
  • Check and clear out under beds
  • Put on fresh bedding, get rid of any old bedding sets that are not used.
  • Empty drawers and make sure to only put back in items that you need/use.
  • Sort through cosmetics and toiletries and bin any that are past their best or never likely to be used.
  • Deep clean room including windows, sills and hoovering behind furniture and top of mattress.


Bathroom



  • Sort through toiletries and cleaning products, get rid of anything that's not needed.
  • Clear out any drawers or storage in the bathroom, bin packets where possible.
  • Get rid of any old lurking tooth brushes or part used unfavoured products.
  • Sort through towels, keeping only those you will use.


Hall cupboards & Airing cupboards



  • Empty and sort anything lurking in your storage cupboards.
  • Get rid of any bedding, towels or outgrown clothes that may have been stored away.
  • Clean out making space to store items you really need or even things like your hoover or ironing board.



Kitchen



  • Sort through each food cupboard, checking expiry dates and binning/donating items you won't use.
  • Clean cupboard shelves.
  • Clean top of cupboards and any hidden areas likely to catch lots of dust.
  • Empty and clean out fridge/freezer.
  • Clear out any unwanted items from drawers and cupboards such as cutlery or crockery.
  • Donate any carrier bag collections to local charity shops.
  • Clean the oven and microwave inside and out.
  • Deep clean floors, cupboard doors, tiles and work tops.


Living/Dining room


  • Sort any drawers or cabinets
  • Clean under sofa/chair cushions
  • Donate unwanted ornaments and decorations
  • Declutter sides
  • Sort books and family items
  • Spot clean carpets and rugs
  • Deep clean all round



General



  • Sort through paperwork and shred/bin any that doesn't need to be kept.
  • Sort coats/shoes and wellies that may be hanging around. Make sure to remove any that are no longer worn.
  • Empty any corners, drawers, pots or baskets that may be hanging around filled with junk.

Your NY home busting hit list - Click here to download PDF or save image below;





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