Declutter your home in time for the holidays

Stacey Horler / Nov 24, 2015

Christmas is approaching, and fast. In the coming weeks it’s certainly going to start feeling like that magical time of year, magical and kind of crazy. Since when did Christmas become synonymous with crazy anyway? Somewhere along the way we’ve let all those festive commitments, clutter and stress get on top of us, which often leaves us feeling a little under the weather. It’s time we took Christmas back, but how? Here are a few ways you can take back control during the festive period.

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Declutter Your Life

Before you start filling your home with cupboards full of presents, fairy lights, tinsel, trees and stockings over the fire, before you jam pack the kitchen with goodies for the whole family; and before you feel totally exacerbated trying to figure out where everything is going to fit, stop. Take a good look around your home, and then set about de-cluttering so you have more room to let the Christmas festivities in.

Thankfully, we’ve got you covered on this one. For those of us without the time or means to make that valuable space for the holidays, we have a way that you can easily store those pesky boxes, bikes, bags, and business bits and bobs for just a few £s per box per month. Just tell our friends over at LOVESPACE what day you’d like your stuff collected and one of their team will come and pick up your things. Need packing materials? They’ll send them out to you. Need the boxes back? They’ll drop them to you the very next day, wherever you are in the UK. Whilst you're decluttering you’ll probably come across a whole wardrobe full of clothing you don’t wear anymore or a case of DVDs you’ve already seen. Why not donate any of your unwanted items to Oxfam at the same time, LOVESPACE will provide the box, all you need to do is fill it, and they’ll pick it up and deliver it to Oxfam.

Don’t let the winter blues get you down

Ok, so you’ve made the space and you're ready to embrace everything Christmas. But it can be hard to feel excited for everything when you’re under the weather. Winter, for many of us, is the season of sniffles and winter blues. We still don’t really know why we tend to get more colds in winter than summertime, although scientists have argued that it’s a combination of the dark (a lack of Vitamin D and melatonin) and the cold of winter that weakens our immune system, making us more susceptible to catching the dreaded sniffles.

Whatever the cause, feeling under the weather can really put a dampener on your Christmas spirit. While we are advised to consume a healthy, balanced diet high in micronutrients in order to stave off colds, let's face it, at Christmas that’s easier said than done. In order to stay healthy you need to commit to making changes ahead of time, by planning and preparing. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. VITL is the perfect nutritional companion this holiday season. Do away with the hordes of brown bottles clogging up your cupboards. We source the highest quality supplements and package them in convenient tearable daily strips. Perfectly designed to fit effortlessly in with the madness of the holidays.

To help get you started we’re offering one lucky winner free storage of 3 boxes for a month as well as a month of VITL to take the stress out of Christmas this year. For a chance to win just head over to twitter!

Don’t worry if you’re not our lucky winner, we’ve still got you covered with £10 off your first LOVESPACE order with promo code VITL10.