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Get Organised in 2017: 5 Handy Hints

December 31, 2016
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With a new year comes new challenges. And what better place to start than with your home’s decor, design and organisation? Get ready CoContesters, today we’ll be checking out 5 top tips to get your home shipshape and totally prepared for 2017!

Last week we had a peek at new year remodels for your home, while today we’ll be checking out how to get organised and begin 2017 refreshed and reinvigorated. After the festive period, it’s likely your dwelling is looking a little worse for wear. All things considered, this is a great time to give your home a refresh, and guarantee your abode is perfectly productive for the new year.

Clutter-busting, sorting the small bits and pieces as well as boosting your home’s green rating is a great place to start, and we’ve got the tips for you! Read on below and learn more, in addition to ensuring your property is ready for an efficient and organised 2017!

Streamline and clutter-bust!

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Does your home look a little like the one above? We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, a (at least) once a year clutter-bust is a must-do for all households! As well as the typical spring clean, it’s a good idea to undertake a clean at the end of each year.

Streamline your goods, furniture, accessories, accoutrements and appurtenances, embracing a minimalist aesthetic, consequently providing your abode a simple, easy and uncomplicated ambience you to decide on your

Go green and make your home eco-friendly

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via Impressive Interior Design

For the new year, why not give your home a ‘green’ boost of eco-friendliness. Eco-friendly homes, like the one above, are good for the environment, consequently imparting a sense of sustainability upon your home. Switch your bulbs to LEDs or energy efficient varieties, or alternatively take a look at your insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs. Organising your home’s efficiency, will in turn assist in creating a liveable dwelling, while organising your bills and associated expenditures.

Set some new routines…

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Take some cues from this gorgeous kitchen setup and get organised by setting some new routines for 2017. Old habits may be hard to break, but not impossible. With a little determination you can ensure you keep your home as organised and productive as possible. These new routines may be as simple as cleaning your dishes after you use them. Or you might choose to set aside 10 minutes to neaten your living room accessories each day. The fact is, keeping your dwelling tidy, chic and stylish doesn’t have to seem like an endless task, a few positive alterations can drastically improve your residential cleanliness (and consequent bliss!).

Audit, organise, review and inspect

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It sounds obvious, but getting organised is all about auditing, organising, reviewing and inspecting. Take some time to look at what you have in your home, fishing out anything you no longer need.

Your home office is a good place to start. Sift through drawers and remove the clutter and papers that aren’t required. A clean desk is a great start for 2017, and sets the scene for an organised and productive new year.

Get organised, and clean up the tiny stuff

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via Korbo

Small bits and pieces are best kept in organised and well labelled locations. If domestic miscellany finds its way into awkward nooks and crannies, it might be time to look for a new way to organise.

We recommend sorting and categorising items into logical locations, ensuring everything has its place in your home. Baskets and boxes work particularly well, as do these wire holders from Korbo seen in the above image.

Where did you spend your festive season this year? Let us know in the comments below!

And stay tuned next week for more domestic remodelling tips and tricks…

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