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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.;


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