Twenty-six websites that will amuse, inspire and help you to organise your life online in the months ahead.

As we spend hours trawling the net on a weekly basis, we truffle out the very best of what is around. Here is a selection of the sites that we think will help you get 2019 off the ground. Whatever you are into – be it your home, your health or your holidays – there is something here for you.

ANY JUNK
As we continue to declutter apace, this award-winning firm is busily reinventing bulky waste collection and now carries out around 2,000 clearances a week.

BORROW MY DOGGY
This clever, unfussy app connects local dog owners with trusted dog borrowers for walks, weekends and holidays.

COFFEE HOUSE SHOTS
This podcast of instant political analysis from The Spectator’s best writers and thinkers is sure to have you hooked.

DOERS OF LONDON


This well priced, beautifully branded, slick edit of products – including a cleanser, moisturizer, shave cream, shampoo and body wash – is brought to you by men for men.

ELIXIRR
This innovative consultancy firm helps big-league clients disrupt, evolve and change the game in their industries.

FAT LLAMA
Welcome to the platform that allows you quickly, easily and efficiently to rent out your belongings to people nearby. Could this be the best of the sharing economy?

GREAT BRITISH CHEFS
Be inspired by this foodie haven of recipes, technical expertise and the latest chef and restaurant news and reviews.

10% HAPPIER


The most skeptical person you know could learn to love meditation with this refreshing self-improvement app and podcast.

INITIALLY LONDON
The trend for monogrammed belongings is going nowhere, and this award-winning site, with its rainbow of possible initial colours, never disappoints.

JUST PARK
Save time and hassle with this app that connects drivers with parking spaces in driveways, hotels, churches, schools and business premises.

KEEP


Reviewers rave about this cool at-home fitness and training app that offers brilliant exercise plans, great professional videos and detailed performance tracking.

LIZZIE LOVES HEALTHY
Keep your family healthy with this gorgeous blog and online shop from London-based mother-of-three, Lizzie King.

MODERN HOUSE, THE
In an industry tainted by mistrust, this visionary estate agency – and its award-winning, intelligent, design-led website of dreams – stands out a mile.

NEW CRAFTSMAN, THE


The New Craftsman champions British talent and brightens its future by commissioning, curating and selling online gorgeous pieces from the greatest makers around.

OLIVINE LIFE
Choose from one of three room-design packages – including floor plans, shopping lists and styling tips – with this virtual interior design consultancy service.

PLAN SOUTH AMERICA


These guys customise trips to Latin America and Antarctica, pulling off clients’ trickiest requests with meticulous planning and a huge network of local contacts.

QURED
Available across London, this app brings convenient and affordable private doctors, physios and osteopaths to your door, seven days a week.

REMENTE
This thoroughly millennial app – which claims it will “improve your life” – helps you set goals, be productive, keep motivated and generally feel great.

SPOTS & STRIPES


All hail this perky site that sells natural, gentle and – above all – effective skincare products for “tweenaged” eight to 14-year-olds.

TINKTURE
When Dry January is out of the way, we guarantee you’ll turn your attention to this pretty new site selling organic Rose Gin, which is distilled by hand in Cornwall.

URBANOLOGIE


With its insider info about hip hangouts, pop-ups and openings from St Barths to New York to Ibiza and beyond, this app should be your constant travel companion.

VIMAGE
Raise your Instagram game with this mind-blowing app that makes looped videos out of your static images.

WRAP
Using quality materials and techniques, this design and publishing brand works with talented illustrators to produce exquisite stationary, wrapping paper and gifts.

XE


Managing shopping trips and restaurant bills abroad is made a whole lot easier with a straightforward currency converter like XE.

YOGA STUDIO
Start anew or take your yoga journey to the next level with the Yoga Studio: Mind & Body app, which includes brilliant HD video and easy-to-follow teacher commentary.

ZARA


At long last, Zara has produced a lovely line of lipsticks. Now the high street behemoth can dominate our make-up bags as well as our homes and wardrobes.

December 2019