The traditional spring clean
It’s funny how every year, as spring approaches, most of us fall “victim” to a sort of tidying frenzy.
Organising, sorting, tidying up, those tasks that seem to be such a pain the rest of the year, suddenly take on a new meaning. Whether consciously or not, we are preparing ourselves to welcome a change, which could shake up our well-ordered lives (the pun was intended).
The French have an expression that lends itself perfectly to this state of mind: “se ranger” meaning to get into line or sort yourself out.
So: an act of liberation, the traditional spring clean? We’ll let you think about it, and in the meantime, here are our latest arrivals to help with such matters!
# Organise your space
We wouldn’t dream of telling you to tidy absolutely everything away, but if you’ve got a lot of things to store, go for a large cupboard. Add some pretty boxes and pile them up attractively to make best use of the space.
# Small but smart
Next to the bed or sofa, if you don’t want the remote control, books or glasses lying around, choose a bedside table or a side table with storage that can hide the everyday objects that you don’t want to see when they’re not in use.
# Beautiful and useful
Combine the useful with the attractive by opting for a lovely sideboard, a TV unit or a chest of drawers that will facilitate your daily life and allow you to store your treasures safely: the children’s drawings or your photo albums… The main thing is that it fits into your decor and makes you want to organise your home.
# Open, but not too open
Looking for a good compromise: a dresser or china cabinet offers space for your best Sunday crockery, books and ornaments without concealing them.
# Organise the chaos
Tackle the problem head on and keep only the things you like to look at, the ones that bring you joy on a daily basis and display them proudly in a bookcase or side table.