5 Amazing Ways to Start Decluttering Your Home
Even though it may sound easy, decluttering a home is not as simple. Over time, we tend to accumulate quite a bit of knickknack that eventually starts taking over our homes. But the worst part is that we don’t really want to say goodbye to them, even though we don’t actually either use or need them.
Every home has those areas that are perfect for storing such clutter, but the real problem arises once those areas become overfilled and all the clutter finds its way to other living spaces and common areas. So, with that in mind, here are some amazing ways you can start decluttering your home.
Understand Why It is Important to Declutter Your Home
The hardest thing is to start, but even small attempts will help you get rid of clutter. Most of us are not even aware of the negative impact all that clutter has on our mental health. Manage the initial decluttering, and it will become easier to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff.
Another problem that shows up is the dust on all the areas that were neglected while they were keeping all that good-for-nothing wealth. They are often hard to reach and now they need extra care. Luckily, you can always reach out to a deep cleaning maid service and have the professionals help you out in your time of need.
Focus on Compartments and Drawers First
Start off by removing the trash first. Take a stroll through your house with a trash bag and simply throw away all the broken and damaged stuff. This should be a quick process. After the initial stroll, we suggest doing it room by room, with containers marked as:
- Put away
- Fix or mend
Open the compartments and arrange all the stuff in them by purpose. Throw away everything you don’t need, and decide what to donate, recycle, and what you wish to fix. Do the same with drawers as they are most likely filled with various items of no use to anyone. After you sort everything out, start putting things back and organize as you go.
Decluttering small spaces gives you a quick win which will only motivate you to continue your mission.
Tackle Your Wardrobe
After you’re done with all the drawers and compartments, it’s time to move on to your wardrobe. Take all the clothes out, thoroughly clean the wardrobe, and then go through the clothes, piece by piece. This takes lots of time, but after you’re done, you’ll feel much better and will be left with more room.
Use the same system we’ve mentioned previously and make quick decisions. For sure there are clothes that don’t fit you anymore, so they should be donated. If you have any pieces that need repairs, be honest with yourself and see if the repairs are actually worth it. After you’re done with the wardrobe, arrange your clothes by season so that you can more easily find what you’re looking for.
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Time for the Kitchen
Cleaning the kitchen is one thing, and although it can be challenging at times, it can’t really compare to a good kitchen declutter.
To start off, clear out your cabinets, drawers, pantry, and even the fridge. Give everything a thorough scrub and tap-dry the surfaces with a paper towel before you begin putting things back in.
Everything that’s broken, damaged, or unusable needs to go. The same applies for foods that have expired or gone bad.
Here, you can also apply the same method of recycling and donating. If you have more food than you’ll realistically be able to eat before it goes bad, you can always donate it to a local shelter. The same goes for pots and pans, tableware, plates, and utensils.
Finally, the Bathrooms
Although bathrooms can sometimes get quite hectic, they’re arguably the easiest to declutter. Simply go through your medicine cabinet and all the drawers and storage units you have, and throw away anything that’s no longer in the “best before” gap.
Go through the bottles in your bath or shower and remove everything that is empty.
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