Declutter your home

How to declutter your home based on your star sign

With reports suggesting that Brits spent £40 billion on items to cheer themselves up during lockdown, you might be thinking that it’s time to start decluttering your home. But where do you start? 

tombola worked with professional astrologers to provide tips on decluttering your home based on your star sign, so you know exactly where to target to spruce up your home fast. Plus, decluttering has been proven as a way to reduce stress, making you feel calmer, happier and more in control.

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Aquarians should tidy their cupboards 

20 January - 18 February

Astrologer and Mystic, Inbaal Honigman, states that those who were born under the Aquarius sign have “a love of clear, open spaces, so an Aquarians home looks tidy at first glance. Open the cupboards, however, for a different tale.” 

Astrologer and Tarot Reader, Emily Anne Thornton, also suggests that those with this sign need to “scale down”.

Pisceans need to sort photos and childhood items

February 19 - March 20

Emily says that those who are Pisces “hold onto things that mean a lot to you. You don’t need to get rid of everything. Just be wiser with storage.” 

Inbaal also adds that Pisces are “all about the family.” If you have a lot of photos, “overhaul your entire system by storing them all digitally and in albums, and only hold on to one meaningful piece for display.” You can pick up storage boxes for as little as £3.75.

If you are an Aries, tackle small jobs, plus bags and coats

March 21 - April 19

Astrologer Inbaal Honigman says that Aries are “outdoorsy sorts and not a home-lover, so the mess shouldn't really build up. You're never indoors long enough to make a decision whether to keep or chuck an item. Start small - do the bedside area, then the gym clothes. You'll need to commit to a small job daily.” 

Emily Ann Thornton, Astrologer and Tarot Reader, agrees, saying “empty your pockets, coats and bags. You’re always on the go and you never stop.”

Taurus sign? You should look at your books and skin care

April 20 - May 20

Those who are Taurus are lovers of self-care. Emily suggests that there could be “too many bottles of unused products in the bathroom cupboard. Plan a specific routine with a few products and move the rest on.” 

Inbaal also states that “your love for learning means that every space is covered in books. Even your books are covered in books. So tackle those.”

Those who are Gemini need to look at their subscriptions

May 21 - June 20

According to astrologer, Inbaal, Geminis are “such a fast-acting, fast-thinking sign, that clutter doesn't easily happen in your world.” 

However, you may have subscribed to too many magazine subscriptions over the past year. Emily says that a “Gemini can’t bear to let any information go. You may have oversubscribed. Cancel the ones you don’t get around to reading.”

Cancers should focus on their kitchenware

June 21 - July 22

Inbaal states that those who have the sign Cancer are a “born cook, and your kitchen is blessed with all the newest trends and dishes. Box up the older, ordinary cookware, and donate.” 

Astrologer and Tarot Reader, Emily, says “Cancer loves their home and everything in it.” And that it might be worth “reading through every decluttering tip and taking note.”

Leos need to review their sentimental items

July 23 - August 22

Leo’s love their image and style. Emily Anne Thornton suggests that “Leo’s are big on their image but scaling down to the essentials would work just as well.” 

Inbaal agrees saying that, “Even though regal Leos love living in stylish, uncluttered spaces, they enjoy having memories of days gone by, keeping gifts from loved ones and tokens of friendship and romance. A box in the loft is where they belong, so get sorting.”

Virgos should look at clearing their receipts and letters 

August 23 - September 22

Inbaal states that “Organised Virgos like to keep all their contracts and receipts forever, so find a nice, strong folder, throw away everything that's too old, and tidy the rest neatly.” 

This is reinforced by Emily, saying “Virgos keep a log of everything, but do we really need that receipt for Primark from 2016? You’re great at tax returns, however, keep it all in one place and clear it out after the year is up.”

If you are a Libra, start with your wardrobe

September 23 - October 22

Both Emily and Inbaal agree that Librans are concerned with style. So much so that Inbaal states that “your wardrobe needs some serious TLC.” Likewise, Emily says that a wardrobe clear out is where you should start decluttering.

Scorpio? Take a look at your gadgets 

October 23 - November 21

Inbaal says that “Your tech drawer is overflowing and could use some sensible clutter-busting. Scorpios love the latest gadgets, so all your old earbuds, chargers and batteries are taking up much needed space.”

 Emily also goes further to say that Scorpios love their movies but that they should “ditch the hard copy as everything is digital now.”

Sagittarians, it’s time to clear your souvenirs and travel books

November 22 - December 21

According to Inbaal, “you've got souvenirs from every continent and it's time to throw away those broken fridge magnets, and dust-loving shell trinkets. Travel is in your bones, it's your favourite pastime; hold on to memories, not nick-nacks.” 

Emily says the same, “Sagittarians have serious wanderlust but how about moving the books on and getting a kindle to store your travel guides.”

Capricorns should focus on their home working space  

December 22 - January 19

For Capricorns, Astrologer, Inbaal, says “that workspace at home needs tackling pronto. You keep every last bit of paper.” Astrologer and Tarot Reader, Emily, agrees, saying “Capricorns, you don’t need a log of everything you’ve ever spent. Keep the most recent and ditch the rest.” 

 

Now you know where to start, cleaning just got so much easier. If you are looking for even more helpful home advice, we’ve pulled together all of our natural product cleaning tips.

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