Although Spring is the time people associate with a big clear out and wardrobe reorganisation, I also like to have a big overhaul come the New Year. Over Winter I seem to accumulate all the things that end up scattered around my room collecting dust even though they rarely get used. Thanks to the lack of sunshine, all you want to do on those grey and dull days is snuggle up under a duvet as opposed to scraping back your curtains, opening up a window and cleaning the day away.
Last weekend I embraced the sunshine and vowed to go through everything. Makeup, clothes, shoes, bags the works. If I hadn’t worn it in the last six months (or year!) then it was going to the charity shop. I was ruthless, now isn’t the time to get sentimental over that dress you wore six years ago at Uni, you have the pictures so bin the garment. I also went through all my makeup, taking it all out of my desk and sorting through what I use, what is out of season and what can be given away.
When the draws are empty this is the perfect time to grab a cleaning wipe, it’s incredible how much dust and dirt can build up over the months. Reorganise your stash to a method that works for you and say goodbye to those dried out shadows thats new home needs to be the bin. I also spray old powders with a bacterial spray to ensure any gunk is banished. After a massive overhaul I really refreshed, ready for the month ahead and I can finally breathe in my room without feeling overwhelmed with the amount of things surrounding me.
Do you often have a New Year clear out? What are your tips to keep a space neat and tidy?