Top tips for de-cluttering your home in time for your new summer purchases
Now that the spring has arrived and we can look forward to the weather getting better, you might like to give your home a thorough spring cleaning so that you can enjoy clutter-free surroundings in time for the summer.
Plus, if you decide to sell, donate, or recycle your junk, you can make some cash, help people in need, and protect our environment.
As summer is just around the corner, you may need to update your wardrobe with more appropriate clothing, and you might want to restock your cupboards with new tableware and purchase a barbecue in preparation for your upcoming garden parties. The problem is, how do you decide what to throw out to prevent new possessions from cluttering your home?
Fortunately, there are many ways to decide what you need and what you don’t, but you need to remain strict with yourself and avoid keeping things out of a sense of nostalgia despite not using or even looking at them for months or years.
To Keep, or Not to Keep?
We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best de-cluttering tips regarding the possessions that are the hardest to throw away. Keep the following pointers in mind when giving your home a thorough spring cleaning.
How to Declutter Your Closet
We’re all guilty of buying clothes we don’t need because they caught our eye during the January sales three years ago, but you won’t be able to enjoy a fresh home with an overflowing closet or piles of washing lingering around your bedroom. Here’s how you can declutter your closet:
- Get three large cardboard boxes and label them ‘Donate,' ‘Sell,' and ‘Trash.'
- Remove all the clothes from a section of your closet and dump them on your bed.
- If you haven’t worn something for over a year, throw it in one of the boxes.
- Similarly, if you can’t imagine yourself wearing something again, throw it in the appropriate box
- Hold a yard sale with your ‘Sell’ box, give away everything in your ‘Donate’ box to those in need, and contact a junk removal company that can recycle textiles to retrieve your ‘Trash’ box.
Tips for Decluttering the Kitchen
Many homeowners have kitchen cupboards brimming with glasses, bowls, and dishes they almost never use, so to declutter the room in time for summer, ask yourself: ‘How often do I use it?’ Here’s how you can use the answer to that question to declutter your kitchen:
- Never – Throw it away. Use a system of boxes as detailed in the section above to salvage as much as possible.
- Within the previous year – Besides seasonal cooking tools, you can safely throw out anything you’ve only used once this past year.
- This month – You should probably keep things you’ve recently used, but take organization into account when restocking your cupboards.
- Yesterday – Needless to say, you should keep things you use regularly, and try to keep them in easy-to-access places.
Declutter Your Entire House
Now that you’ve thrown out the things you thought you would always hold dearly, it’s time to get busy with the rest of the house. Keep these tips in mind when decluttering your home:
- Don’t throw everything into the waste bin; half of recyclable items end up in a landfill.
- If possible, place separate bins for recyclables in each room.
- Get the whole family involved – it’s their home too!
- If you have heaps of junk, call a junk removal company that responsibly disposes of waste.
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