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Christmas Countdown: Clear Out The Clutter!

As Christmas is only a month away, we’ve started to give some thought to the many things that need to be done in preparation of the big day. Some of us may even have started to feel a little stressed by it already, but what about seizing the moment before the house starts to fill with food and presents and clear out the clutter? Not only will it make space, but it will also bring you a little happiness too. Having a good clear out and tidy up is good for you as it can make you feel more liberated and ready to tackle anything! So where do you start? At Conti@Home we’ve come up with some ideas we hope will inspire you.

Always start with the easy things first - for example if you have small children, start with their bedrooms. We all know how cluttered and untidy their rooms can become with toys and books and all the other bits and pieces they collect, so spread the work out by doing a little clearing out each day, grouping items together into those you want to throw away, give to charity or sell. You may find that part of the issue with clearing the clutter is your lack of storage. Bookcases and shelving with small storage boxes are ideal to store toys and books on and are the perfect height for little ones and older children too.    

Of course the kitchen is another room where we have all manner of utensils and cooking equipment hidden away in cupboards, and probably only use a few items regularly. Some items might have been gifts, others you might have kept for those ‘just in case’ moments, but by being realistic about what you really need you can start to eliminate items. Storage in any kitchen can sometimes still be a challenge (even after a clear out!) so why not consider creating a bespoke shelving unit, a moveable kitchen block with storage or positioning a tall bookcase in an alcove to store your cook books, cake tins, jars and other baking items to create a small pantry area.

The living room is where you spend time relaxing and will be one of the focal points this Christmas, where friends and family will be entertained. If books, DVDs and CDs, which belong to other members of your family, have started to take over space, get them to help decide which ones to keep and which ones to give away or sell. To create a welcoming environment, those items remaining as well as other knick knacks can be tidied and displayed to make a feature or focal point in your room.   

If you are using ContiBoard we have plenty of ideas to inspire you and to help you with any DIY challenges. And don’t forget that as our Conti bookcases come in the same 5 colours as our ContiBoard panels you can create any storage or shelving unit in the same colour! And all can be delivered straight to your door.

Check out our blog too for more creative bookshelf ideas as well as design and storage tips for around the home.

As always if you have any questions about the ContiBoard range or our easy-to-assemble Conti Bookcases then get in touch and either tweet us @ContiatHome or visit www.conti.co.uk.

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