“Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest”

Marie Kondo

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Being tidy definitely doesn’t come naturally to me – my lovely sister got the OCD gene in our family. It is fair to say that spring cleaning is up there on my list of least favourite things to do in my life…it’s too short quite frankly. But last year I had a bit of an epiphany moment. I was reading ‘The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo – you may have heard of her – the self-professed decluttering guru is now so famous her name is now a verb! As you may have guessed, I did not choose to read this book – one of my lovely book-club ladies happened to select it as our book-club read that month. I have to say that I only managed to ‘KonMari’ a couple of the rooms in my house and my t-shirts didn’t stay neatly rolled in my drawer for very long (oddly satisfying though it was for a couple of weeks).

But I took away two things from that book – firstly, that the benefits of tidying and decluttering are far-reaching. As the old saying goes, a tidy house really does make for a tidy mind!

Secondly, that decluttering our spaces and putting back only the things that truly bring us joy, can transform our homes. This is the best bit about spring cleaning – it’s like giving ourselves a blank canvas and getting creative with existing décor pieces, but also introducing some new finds to freshen up the look. Whether it be a colourful print on the wall, a beautiful cushion on the sofa, or a stylish loo roll holder in the bathroom, small changes really can make a big difference to the overall feel of the room.

Spring is the perfect time of year to refresh our homes. So clear away the clutter, have a good clean, slap some white paint on the walls if necessary and then just add some of our favourite spring pieces!

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