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It is thought that your environment is a reflection of what is going on inside your head and on the flip-side of this, that your surroundings have a direct impact on your mood. So, it is safe to say that if your home is holy moly mess, then your mind isn't as happy as it should be. But don't despair! I'm here with some handy hints to help you de-clutter your home and, with any luck, your head.
A Place you Will Love to Lounge About
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The lounge or living room (depending on where you're from) is usually the entertainment centre of the abode. As the place where friends are entertained, families eat and relax, and children play, tidiness can be difficult to maintain. However, with a little smart investment; floors strewn with toys, and abandoned shoes peeping out from underneath sofas will soon become a thing of the past. I'm talking about multi-functional furniture: sofas that mimic ottoman beds, with their discreet storage areas; and coffee tables with hidden drawers. There is a huge range of settees with seats that flip up to reveal ample storage space for books and toys, and if you only require a little storage, look out for sofas with hidden compartments in the arm rests.
Say No to Kitchen Clutter!
If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff in your kitchen and you have already resorted to using your oven as storage space, now is the time for a massive clear out. Be ruthless! When was the last time you used that juicer? How many loaves of bread have been created using that space gobbling bread maker? If you haven't used your kitchen appliances in the past year or so, it is unlikely you ever will. Clear those cupboards out and give goods to those that will benefit from them. The knock-on effect will be more surface space, as with clearer cupboards and drawers, things can be moved into cupboards and out of sight until needed.
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A Change of Bed is as Good as a Rest
All this de-cluttering is enough to send anyone clambering up the stairs to bed, which is exactly where we're headed next. No time for sleep though, because the bedroom is the perfect place to implement some storage solutions. For maximum comfort coupled with expansive storage, try an ottoman bed and mattress from Bedstar, and also benefit from next day delivery. Ottoman beds are simply mind-blowingly brilliant and so simple to use. A gas lift system allows you to raise the main section of the bed to reveal an abundance of space beneath where you can store bed-linens, extra pillows, and anything else you can think of. The same easy action allows you to lower the bed, hiding all clutter from view and giving you extra space in your bedroom.
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Not everyone is blessed with grassy lawns or bountiful gardens, but even if you have the smallest patch of concrete imaginable, you can turn your outdoor area into a place you can enjoy. The key to maximising outdoor space is to use furniture that can be easily stacked or folded away. Why not unleash a little hippy chic on your garden by using over-sized cushions that can be brought inside when not in use? Create the illusion of extra space outside by beginning your garden from the inside with potted plants placed on both the interior and exterior of the doorway. This pretty verdant pathway will certainly encourage you to embrace the sunshine and step outside for your daily dose of vitamin D!
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