Those looking to increase the amount of space they have in their home should look to clear out the clutter, it has been suggested.
Writing in the Daily Mail, Romaine Lowery, founder of the Clutter Clinic, claims that doing so can help to make a property "a cleaner, happier place".
Upon tackling such a project, she advises people to reorder the items in their home in a logical manner.
As examples of this, Ms Lowery claims that washing powder should be located next to the washing machine and that all batteries should be grounded together so when a new one is needed people know exactly where to find them.
Meanwhile, homeowners may want to put their DIY skills to the test to create additional storage facilities in order to ensure that all their belongings are in the proper place.
In getting to grips with such work, she suggests people will find it a pleasure to decorate "because you’re not staring mess in the face every day", DIY enthusiasts could be interested to hear.
Writing in an earlier article for the newspaper Alison Tyler claimed that an increasing number of women are looking to tackle home improvements themselves.