Even taking to account the drastically scaled-down affair that was Christmas 2020, most of us have ended up with too much stuff in our properties. Perhaps the rot had set in well before 25 December and you were already struggling with a lifetime’s worth of possessions and insufficient space to keep them. Or maybe you were just at the incipient stage of becoming a hoarder and Christmas pushed you over the edge. Short of constantly insuring that we throw away more than we take in, it’s almost impossible not to run out of space, and, of course, the problem occurs far faster if you’re in a flat in the city. The good news is that it’s not a difficult problem to rectify and the outset of the new year is one of the best times to make a start. There’s been enough upheaval and unwanted change in all our lives since March 2020; decluttering and putting things into storage is one of the best, most straightforward ways of restoring order to your world.