13
Feb

Five Ways You Can Declutter Your Home with Ease

 

A decluttered house is a happy one. To help create a relaxing atmosphere, it’s best to keep our homes clean and clear. However, getting to that point can seem intimidating. Thankfully, there are easy ways you can declutter without an expert to guide you.

Keep Things Clean

If you want to avoid clutter in the first place, focus your efforts on keeping a clean home. This will, in turn, motivate you to keep it organized. It only takes 20 minutes a day to see significant change. Clean up messes as they happen, such as the dishes from dinner, because this will prevent tasks from piling up and becoming overwhelming. If you’re simply too busy, hire a cleaning service by using an online search tool to find experienced cleaners near you.

Sort Your Belongings

We all have things lying around, and that stuff can quickly turn into clutter. Keep your home under control by spending an afternoon sorting your things. To make time pass, and to have a bit of fun, turn on upbeat music to jam while you work. If you’re particularly busy, focus on one room a day or on a group of things. Take an hour to look at your book collection to see if there is anything you won’t read again, and then spend another evening looking through your clothes to find things like old bras you never use. Don’t overlook possessions you’ve accidentally accumulated, either, such as empty hygiene products, dead pens, or unneeded receipts. You’ll be surprised by the space you can free up with only a little work.

Create Zones in the Home

When things have a designated place, it’s easier to keep them neat. Create zones based on how you live your daily life. If you sort your mail on your bed, have a wastebasket nearby and a mail organizer on your bedroom bureau. However, make certain that everything remains in one place to help things stay tidy. If you don’t have a designated space for a specific item, consider where it makes the most sense to store it and designate that zone as its home. Of course, if you don’t have a good eye for interior design, it can be hard to tell where things might go. Should you struggle to make it all fit, check out Kazainteriors.com, who can help sort through your rooms and find the best way to keep everything structured.

Have a Yard or Garage Sale

After you’ve organized your belongings, lighten your load by researching when to host a yard sale. For instance, your neighborhood may host a collective sale, which will attract more interest. If not, aim for early spring, as people are willing to buy during that time. Before you host a sale, however, list good quality items online as you’ll make more money. At the sale itself, have prices already determined, but make sure they don’t exceed 10 percent of their retail value. If something doesn’t sell but is still in good condition, you can always donate it.

Upcycle Old Things Into Something New

Not everything at a garage or yard sale will get scooped up. That doesn’t mean you should throw away your goods, but rather transform them through upcycling. It’s easy to make new things out of used items, especially if they’re sentimental, and we don’t want to part with them. A T-shirt that is full of memories, for instance, can be made into a pillow. If you have too many cookware pieces and not enough kitchen space, you can turn some into bird feeders or planters for flowers. Even old ladders that have seen better days can be transformed into shelving for books and knick-knacks. You have as many options as you have imagination.

Don’t let clutter control your life. If you’re struggling to take back control of your space, use an interior designer to discover how to take advantage of your surroundings. It only takes a few steps to clear out your home and have a stress-free environment.

 

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About the Author

Alice Robertson began her career in home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.

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