Winter Home Making

Winter Home Making

Winter Home MakingAnyone feeling the need for a bit of a clear out at home? I can feel myself hunkering down for the cold weather and it’s making me want to declutter and make the house all calm and cosy, a real case of winter home making.

If you are feeling the same, here are my two top tips:

1. Declutter Gently for Winter Home Making

Check out the Less-stuff group for gentle decluttering. Easy to follow prompts, no guilt and loads of resources to help you plus a super friendly and supportive Facebook Group.
Lisa’s site, Less-stuff, will guide you through the process of removing things you no longer love or need, without overwhelming you – and you get virtual stickers!

In particular, I love her ebook From Piles to Files: Easy ways to declutter your paperwork in 5 days – essential reading as we are starting on a new school year and the letters from school, drama are mounting up already.  The ebook costs £3 on Amazon – total bargain if you ask me.

And for more tips on organising your kids’ stuff, check out Lisa’s guest post on here, How to Keep your Kids Clutter Free.

less stuff decluttering kids art

2. Make Some Cash Towards Christmas

When you’ve sorted out the outgrown toys and clothes, think about making a bit of cash towards Christmas by selling the gently used items on Sprout + Shed, the fantastic new and beautifully easy parent to parent MARKETPLACE where savvy mums and dads go to shop and sell lovely, useful kit for little people.

Sprout and Shed

Just register for an account, add your photos and description, name your price and away you go.  There’s a 10% fee to pay when your item sells but unlike other similar sites, there’s NO listing fee.

You could easily make a few hundred pounds by selling on the things you no longer need – clearing space in your house at the same time.

I’m going to put the money I earn towards a few new things for the girls but I’ve also got my eye on a rather lush new blanket that’s perfect for snuggling up in front of the fire.  An all round win!

How do the longer evenings make you feel?  Are you starting to get your home ready for winter too?

Arabella Greatorex, Editor of Exeter Baby Activities. The ultimate guide to family life in Exeter




Photo of fire by Pavan Trikutam

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