Staying in is the new going out this January so it’s time to embrace our home comforts and cherish time spent with loved ones. Google searches for ‘how to declutter your home’ are up +1,400%, ‘home gym equipment’ +200% and ‘easy slow cooker recipes’ +100% in the last 90 days, revealing just how much our lives revolve around our homes.

Magnet is on hand to help you appreciate the simple pleasures of home as we kickstart 2022:


Make a head start on spring cleaning and declutter your space

There’s nothing like a bit of spring cleaning and decluttering to get you feeling productive. A deep clean of the house, including those areas that may usually get missed, will help to reset both your home and your mind.

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Everyone is guilty of simply storing things away when they just don’t have time to sort through everything and clear them out. Whether it’s the clothes that just don’t fit anymore or endless amounts of Tupperware with mismatched lids. A day at home is the perfect time to retune and get rid of the items you don’t need.

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Make time for an at-home ME session

Everyone loves pampering and better yet, you don’t need to go all the way to the spa to get it. A pamper session is all about taking care of yourself and feeling relaxed and this can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Light some candles, put on a face mask and your favourite music, concoct a delicious cocktail, then sit back and say “ahh!”. A little ‘me time’ is essential for helping to de-stress and feel rejuvenated, ready to tackle the week. There’s no better way to love your time at home than to invest that time in yourself.

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Learn to cook or bake

Whilst you are appreciating home this January, why not try perfecting a new recipe or two. It can be anything from a hearty roast dinner or a spicy curry to challenging your baking skills with a lemon drizzle cake. You’ll thank yourself for finally giving it a go when you have some delicious new dishes to add to your weekly menu.


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Get crafty at the kitchen table with family

Picking up a new hobby or finding something to do with family is the perfect way to enjoy quality time whilst keeping things fun and entertaining. Arts and crafts are a creative way to make use of your time and you may even be able to create some beautifully designed masterpieces to hang in the house.

A breakfast bar is a good alternative for a kitchen table in smaller spaces – it offers a seating area for kitchens of any size that can be used for mealtimes, working from home, or even getting crafty with the family.

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Recreate those all-important date nights at home

It can be easy to start neglecting date nights when you’re spending more time in the house but staying in doesn’t need to mean missing out. A great idea for an at-home date night is to recreate a restaurant experience in your kitchen. Get dressed up, light some candles, and set the table with a bit more zest and you have your very own restaurant without even having to step outside.

Other fun ideas for your at-home date night include a games night, an at-home cinema experience using a projector and bedsheet, or a cocktail making night.

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