Christmas is fast approaching, which means that the end of 2021 is drawing near. As we start preparing for 2022, now is the perfect time to start decluttering, increase the organisation in your home, and create a sense of stress-free calm in your living space. There’s no better feeling that starting a new year with a clean and organised home, and we’re not the only ones to think so: search engine searches for ‘how to be organised’ are up 60% this year, compared to last year.
So how can you keep your home organised and clutter-free as you go into 2022? And how can you do this in an eco-friendly way? Here are our top tips:
Declutter Your Documents
Are you guilty of shoving post in the nearest drawer? Do you have piles of paperwork left over from when you were working from home? Now is the time to be ruthless, and declutter your documents. You’ll need to work out what you need to keep and what you can throw away (remember to shred and then recycle any unwanted paper to maintain your eco credentials), The Q-Connect Q6STRIP Strip-Cut Shredder is a great choice for home use because it is compact, affordable, and will shred up to 6 sheets of paper at a time, making it faster than ever to clear your clutter.
Once you know what you need to keep, it’s time to invest in a high quality, easy to use, filing system. We are big fans of the Bankers Box by Fellowes, which is a desktop sorter perfect for a home office space. It is stackable, easy to fold, and is made from recycled materials for the eco-minded. Featuring eight cubby holes, you’ll find it easier than ever not only to get your home organised but to keep it that way too.
Don’t Forget the Garden
Now that the weather is turning colder it’s easy to forget about decluttering your garden, but it’s not too late to get everything put away and organised ready for next spring. Decide which toys, ornaments and garden accessories you want to keep for next year: give the rest to a charity shop rather than send them to landfill. Then get them stored away in your shed or garage. A Really Useful Storage box will make this job easier: this is a durable and water-resistant box that can be used for storage either indoors or outdoors. It is stackable and has snap lock handles so that you can keep the contents secure. Your garden goodies will be safe inside all winter long!
A Place For Everything
One of the main reasons that so many homes are cluttered and untidy is because they simply don’t have the storage they need: if you have a place for everything, you will be less likely to leave things where they shouldn’t be. With this in mind, now is the ideal time to invest in new storage solutions. Store your magazines in a magazine rack and your pencils in their own pencil pot. Ensure you have plenty of drawer and cupboard space, and place a waste bin in every room so that it’s easy to throw rubbish and litter away.
When it comes to finding all the stationery you’ll need to complete this project, Office Stationery is the perfect stationery supplier choice. An affordable one stop shop loaded with high-quality office storage solutions; you really will be spoilt for choice.