5 things to declutter in February - quick and easy tasks to maintain your New Year reset

1. Wardrobes

Whether you have a walk-in wardrobe or you’re devoted to IKEA flat-packs, February could be your chance to finally declutter your wardrobes and create order from the chaos of your clothes.

Decluttering & Organising Consultant Hester Van Hien from Tidylicious explains, ‘In my personal experience, and from working with clients, I know that it takes on average at least 5-10 hours to declutter and organise a wardrobe.

2. The shed or garage

When decluttering the home, many people forget about the buildings that serve as the extension of the home: the shed and the garage. And while you might have dreamed of bringing a big garden shed idea to life or turning your garage into the ultimate storage space, these spaces usually end up as a dumping ground. Because of this, cleaning expert Nicola Rodriguez, AKA @essexhousedolly, suggests decluttering your shed or garage in February.

3. The kitchen cabinets

Over Christmas, you may have filled your kitchen cabinets with all kinds of crackers, cakes, and condiments. And while there’s nothing wrong with stocking up for the festive period, this can lead to cluttered cabinets that are bursting at the seams. So, that’s why we’d suggest spending a few hours this February cleaning out and organising your kitchen cabinets. This is especially important when there’s food involved.

4. Hallway or porch

As the entrance to a home, many people spend a lot of money bringing their hallway ideas to life. This space can set the tone for the rest of your house and can be a great storage space when used correctly. However, this also means that your hallway can become cluttered and full-to-the-brim with coats, shoes, bags, and parcels you still haven’t returned. That’s why February is the perfect time to tackle it.

5. Paperwork and files

Whether you’re self-employed and starting to feel the end-of-the-tax-year dread or you’re looking to switch your energy supplier, February is as good a time as any to get on top of your paperwork and files. After all, it’s very easy to put your bills and bank statements in a pile on your desk and forget about them (which I’m very guilty of doing in my home office), but this can lead to a cluttered home, cluttered mind, and cluttered accounts.

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