The idea of a spring clean is all well and good – but sometimes it feels particularly satisfying to pair this annual ritual with a thorough decluttering spree. A tidy home means a tidy mind, after all; often by getting your surroundings in order, your thoughts will follow. To give you a helping hand, Monocle has put together a keen selection of impeccably designed household objects to make your dreams of orderliness a reality.
1. File tray: Present & Correct
Three-tiered oak tray with sliding levels.
2. Tape measure: Artek
Find the perfect fit with this 3-metre tape measure.
3. Washing powder storage box: Garden Trading
A neat box in which to stash your soap.
4. USB hub: Hacoa
Its playful wooden design keeps cables in order.
5. Hammock accessory organiser: Umbra
The tiered pocket set-up can hold everything from phones to glasses.
6. Adaptor: Flight 001
Clever slotting adaptor for use in 150 countries.
7. Construction tool pen: Troika
This pen doubles as a screwdriver, spirit level and ruler.
8. Ruler: Penco
This wooden ruler is made to measure.
9. Desk tray: Herman Miller
Satisfyingly stackable solution for desktops.
10. Metal clips: Think of Things
Sturdy clips to keep papers together and in order.
11. Notebook: Fabriano
A notepad with an elastic strap for neat stationery storage.
12. Notebooks: Nomess
For tidy thoughts and to-do lists.
13. Desktop notepad: Before Breakfast
Handy jotting pad for neat note-taking.
14. Desk light: Balmuda
To illuminate your workspace and stash away stationery.
15. Adhesive pinboard: Moxon London
Customisable board made of sticky cork.
16. Numbered pushpins: Moore
Nifty numerical pins for clear and cleverly laid-out boards.
17. Bento boxes and picnic set: Ekobo
Bamboo-fibre boxes for lunching on the go.
18. Toothbrushes: Morihata
Charcoal-infused black bristles help to remove stains.
19. Toothbrush holder: Yamazaki
An orderly bathroom staple made in Japan.