When it comes to decluttering your home it can be a daunting task. It can seem impossible. What do you do with everything? Do you give it away?
Home Cleaning Tips
Don’t try and do everything in one day
The first thing to remember is to take baby steps. You’ll only get frustrated and probably just quit if you try to tackle it all in one day. It just won’t happen. Give yourself a period of time to work on it. Start with 15-20 minutes a day. You can always spend more time once you get in the groove of it.
Pick a room
Picking a room helps you stay focused. You don’t want to wander around the house aimlessly picking up items here and there. You don’t have to do the entire room, just pick a corner or closet.
Separate you items
You are going to need to separate your items into different boxes. You’ll need one for trash, donations, keep and sell. This can be a little tricky. If it hasn’t been used within the last 6 months to a year, get rid of it. If clothes are hard to figure out, hang all your clothes facing backwards. Once you wear it, hang it back up the right way. This way you can see what you usually wear and what you don’t.
Make your bed everyday
Keeping things off your bed and making your bed can really give you a good feeling. This will also help with making it look like you’re having some progress.
Make a plan for your paperwork
Paperwork is one of the main things that can make a room cluttered. It is so important to have a filing system of some kind to where you can file it away immediately once it enters your home.
Have a place for everything
If you run across items that don’t seem to have a place, make one. You can always find little baskets, drawers etc. at the store that you can use.
Have a garage sale
Having a garage sale can be a great way to get rid of items and you can make some extra cash too!
Don’t forget your drawers
This can be a great place to start. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time that day.
Don’t go it alone
Get the whole family involved. You can even make it fun!
Pick a start date and a finish date for a room. If you don’t meet the finish date just extend it a little.