Monday 04th May, 2009

Everything In It’s Place

The months leading up to your wedding day are a great time to consider your possessions. One chapter of your life closes and the new chapter with your husband will begin. There is no better time to re-organize your belongings. Will you live in a new home together or move in to one or the other’s home? Have you been already living together and have shared belongings? If so, it’s best to do this together in consultation with each other.

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There is a saying – ‘don’t keep anything that is not useful or beautiful’. Using this as your guide, look around each room in your house. In the bathroom, throw out old cosmetics and medications, towels that are past their use-by date, and that wilted pot plant. In the kitchen, clean the cupboards of out of date food, utensils that are not useful, non stick pots that are scratched, appliances that you never use or things that are just plain unattractive. Do the same for each room of your house. Do the same with the furniture too, if you can afford it or if you are doubling up at your new home.

Then start on your clothes and linen cupboards. Things that are uncomfortable, too small, too big, old fashioned, worn or don’t match anything. Not only does this give you an idea of where you have gaps to fill with more desirable goods, but it will also give you ideas of what you should ask for in your wedding registry. Do you need new sheets, blankets or towels? New pots and pans, a beautiful cutlery set or dinner set?

Clear storage boxes from Howard’s Storage World

Make three piles – one to throw away, one to keep, and one to give to charity. Organise the charity to come and pick up their goods, and the Council to pick up your hard rubbish. There – all done! Now you can enjoy the freshness of the new start that is to come. And in these times of less prosperity – make it a rule not to buy anything for your new home together that is not ‘useful or beautiful’!

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