A cold and boring January is the perfect time for a spring clean! Whether it’s a wardrobe sort out or you’ve got your heart set on an
interior or DIY project that’s been bugging you for the last 2 years. Usually everyone’s social calendars are looking rather bare at the start of the year so why not spend a weekend de-cluttering your life?
Here are a few pointers to get your started.
If you fancy giving yourself an overall-re-style for 2013 then start with looking at what you already have crammed in your wardrobe. The key here is to be ruthless, make 3 piles, one for charity, one for eBay and one to keep. Anything that you haven’t worn in the last 2 years, you’re probably never going to wear again so be ruthless and get rid of it. Remember anything you want to sell on eBay needs to be in fairly good condition.
If you find you always buy clothes but never have anything to wear, then try shopping for investment pieces like a good fitting pair of jeans, a smart jacket, a striped tee, ballerina pumps or classic riding boots. When you sell your old stuff on eBay you can use the money towards investment wardrobe items.
Shop our Inspire Me page for new season fashion inspiration.
Sorting out knotted jewellery can be a bit of a nightmare, so why not get creative and display all your trinkets and treasures on a
dressing table or bedside. Check out our jewellery stands and boxes for a pretty way to organise your jewellery. If space is an issue then hang your necklaces on a wall and frame them with a quirky picture frame.
Hot pink jewellery tree £8.00, Bird jewellery stand £18.00, Small jewellery tree £7.00, Sequin jewellery roll £10.00, Faux leather jewellery box £14.00, Glass jewellery box £10.00
When it comes to interior style start by creating an online pin board with Pinterest, collect images that you find inspiring and before you long you’ll have a mood board to start working from. Perhaps you fancy making a feature wall in the living room, or you’re big on style but your home is low on storage space? Having visual images will help you focus on creating your perfect space. Start keeping a box of things you no longer use, old crockery or a picture that you’re never going to put up. Anything you sell on eBay or at a car boot sale will give you money towards your new furniture or accessories.
Check out more stylish home ideas from tescodirect.com.
I have recently de-cluttered and managed to make £50 by selling stuff on eBay, here are my favourite picks from F&F.
nude loafers £12.50
wash super soft jeans £14.00
boxy tee £8.00
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