Clean start to 2024!

As the bells chime and the sounds of Auld Lang Syne a long faded away, we see a new year as a fresh start, a clean slate as it were, and many of us make resolutions. With aspirations to get fitter and healthier very often on the cards, yet have you thought about making a few resolutions for your home which could be easier to keep?

Whether you have plans for a move in 2024 or not, your home is a place where you relax, recharge, spend time with loved ones, and we think it deserves a pamper or two along the way. That’s why our team at Chartwell Noble have come up with four New Year’s resolutions to refresh your Worcestershire home in 2024.

1. Why wait until spring

The tinsel is coming down, and the lights are being put away for another year, and whilst you are de-Christmasifying your home what better time to have a sort out, too. With all the new goodies you have received and that pile of kids’ toys battling for space in the cupboards, what better time to have a sort out so your home is all sparkling ready for the year ahead. After you have done reorganising, what about a deep spring clean? You can pull away the cobwebs of the past year and feel like you are having a brand new start.

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2. Let’s get organised

How organised is your home? If you’re a fan of The Home Edit you can be envious of how they completely transform people’s spaces into a dream  of organisation. With containers and baskets and lots of labels, a space which was a bit chaotic transforms: everything has a place, and things can be easily found – imagine that!!  Now, you may not wish to organise your wardrobe, fridge and cupboards to such an extreme extent, but there is something to be said for having a few ‘organisers’ to help keep things tidy.

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3. Add some colour

One of the most cost-effective ways to completely change the look and feel of a room is to change the colour scheme. Colour has a powerful way of affecting our behaviour, moods and thoughts; it can soothe us when we feel frazzled and can also heal our energy when we need it too. Even if you are not brave enough to add colour to your walls, you can do it through accessories and artwork. But which colour should you choose?

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Pantone have invented a new shade for its colour of the year 2024: Peach Fuzz. They describe Peach Fuzz as “symbolizing serentiy and warmth.” A nice combination with Dulux’s colour of the year – Sweet Embrace™. Dulux says Sweet Embrace™ “is a kind, delicate tone that brings a feeling of positivity to our lives.”

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4. Fill with green

In the spirit of getting healthier in the new year, how about spreading that to your home too. Adding plants to your house not only adds beauty and a touch of comfort but also offers strong health benefits too.  Our homes can been filled with what are known as ‘off-gas’ pollutants which come from man-made materials; many houseplants can absorb these toxic substances, making them efficient air cleaners.

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NASA scientists have actually done extensive studies on the air cleansing power of house plants and have even put together a list of indoor plants that cleaned the air most efficiently, including many household favourites such as: aloe vera, spider plant, peace lily and Chinese evergreen. House plants improve more than your home’s air – they also have healing powers for you, too.  They are also known to improve your mood and lower stress and anxiety as well as reducing fatigue.  If you work from home they can help to improve your performance and focus, who knew adding some green to your home could have so any positive benefits.

There’s no place like home

With the days short and colder, it is known that refreshing your home can boost your mental health, and who wouldn’t want to start the new year feeling refreshed too.  And should your hard work start you thinking of pastures new, then we are here to ensure you keep the resolution of a new home too.

To find out about what is happening in the Worcestershire property market, give our team a call on 01905 969 998 or email on

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