Now is the per­fect time to clear the clut­ter and get ev­ery­thing sorted. Trust us, you’ll feel so much bet­ter… And the good news is it’s as easy as A, B, C!

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Editor’s Letter -

Our ABC guide to giv­ing your home a big sort-out


Re­peat af­ter us… do not sim­ply stick ev­ery­thing in the loft! In fact, make this the year you clear out the at­tic. Be ruth­less – if you haven’t missed it, you prob­a­bly don’t need it. And re­mem­ber, un­less you’ve had your at­tic con­verted and it’s cli­mate-con­trolled, it will be sub­ject to ex­tremes of tem­per­a­ture and fluc­tu­at­ing hu­mid­ity. Think care­fully about what you store up there.


The new GDPR on­line rules may have done a great job of clear­ing out the junk emails from your in­box but they will soon start build­ing up again. So, why not let Clean­fox (clean­ or Un­sub­scriber (getun­sub­ do the hard work for you? These ser­vices will scan your in­box and delete or un­sub­scribe from mar­ket­ing emails.


So much home tech­nol­ogy, so many ugly black wires! Use a ca­blewrap, such as the Master­plug 3m Ca­ble Man­age­ment Kit (£10.99, Ar­gos) to keep them neat and tidy.


Use Google Cal­en­dar so the whole fam­ily can ac­cess a dig­i­tal di­ary. First, sign up to a free Gmail ac­count (at­en­dar). Click on Set­tings from the drop-down menu next to My Cal­en­dars, then se­lect Share to in­vite more Gmail ac­counts to join. If you have an An­droid de­vice, the cal­en­dar will au­to­mat­i­cally sync to your phone or tablet cal­en­dar. If you have an iphone, you need to go to Set­tings > Mail, Con­tacts, Cal­en­dars > Add Ac­count > Google and enter your user­name and pass­word to set it up.

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