28 November 2013

Posted by Discount Insurance on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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There’s an old adage, tidy house, tidy mind.  So why not follow these 5 simple steps to help declutter your home – trust us, you’ll feel better for it!

Switch to Paperless Billing

In an ideal world, we’d all stop receiving bills completely, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon! However, switching to paperless billing will help to declutter your living room or home study.

Switching to paperless will not only help save trees, but also save on average 171 pounds of greenhouse gases, 63 gallons of water, and 4.5 gallons of gasoline. Although it might clog up your email inbox a little more. 

Buy a few sturdy reusable shopping bags and make sure you use them!

The average adult uses about 500 plastic shopping bags per year, many of which get stuffed in cupboards under sinks or in wardrobes, never to be used again. Buy a couple of sturdy reusable bags and make a habit of storing them in your car, that way they don’t clutter the house, and are ready to use when you need them. 

Buy more fruit

Kitchen are difficult to keep tidy, however hard you try, food you’ve bought tends to overspill on to the worktops! However, if that food is fruit rather junk food, then with the aid of a nice decorative fruit bowl, you can turn it into less of an eye-sore!   

Get rid of your old clothes

We all have clothes we haven’t worn them for years, for some reason we cling on to them in the hopes that one day they might just be the outfit we need. It’s simple – let them go! Donate them to charity, give them to a friend, or turn them into rags, but don’t just let them sit there taking up valuable wardrobe space.  

If you’re not sure what to throw out, then try the ‘Oprah’ wardrobe test, popularised by Oprah Winfrey. To work out which pieces to clear out, hang all your clothes in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After a few months, you’ll have a clearer picture of which clothes you can easily discard.

Give It Away

If you can’t sell something, then give it away. Websites such as Freecycle.org connect you with a whole community of people who are willing to take your junk (I mean treasure!) off your hands for free. 

 Richard Anthony 

However tidy your home, save money on your insurance with Discount Insurance today. 
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