Looking for a great way to start the new year? Try this … declutter your home so you can make space for new adventures and possibilities!
Thanks to COVID-19, you have probably spent more time at home in the last year than you ever have before. And, you could be one of the many people who’ve noticed just how difficult it is to work from home amidst a bunch of clutter. How do you say ‘goodbye’ to that clutter and ‘hello’ to a tidy, sparkling clean home? We’re glad you asked!
HOW to declutter your home
Whether you need more usable space, or simply need to get rid of junk, learning how to declutter your home is a skill that takes practice. Here are your first steps:
1. Define your why and find your motivation.
If you don’t have a strong enough reason to declutter your home, the act of actually doing it can become tiresome very quickly. Will an uncluttered space help you work better at home? Provide more space for things you need to do? Define exactly why you’re going to do this so the how will be easier.
2. Ask yourself important questions.
A big part of decluttering your home will involve getting rid of things. It’s time to dig deep and find out why you have collected so much stuff and what types of things you want to keep.
3. Decide what you will do with unwanted items.
Before you start to declutter your home, you need to determine what you will do with things you’re ready to part with. This will make the entire process easier and more efficient. Make a list of friends, family members, or donation centers who could use the types of things that you anticipate getting rid of.
WHERE to start …
Now that you know a little bit about the process, it’s time to get to actually get to work. Follow these steps to a clutter-free home!
4. Start small and take one step at a time.
If you have a LOT of decluttering to do, it can seem overwhelming. Start by focusing on a small area for just a few minutes. Decide: What can be thrown away, put away, or donated?
5. Choose a contained area.
Rather than trying to declutter your entire home at once, start with a specific area, like a cluttered shelf, closet, or countertop. Focus ONLY on that spot until you think it’s perfectly complete.
6. Then, expand your work area.
Once you’ve learned how to declutter one small space, move out from there to adjacent spaces. Be sure to keep the original space neat and tidy, however, so your decluttered space only continues to grow!
WHY you should declutter your home
Having a neater, more organized home comes with a lot of benefits. To start with, you’ll notice it’s much easier to find things you’re looking for. That means more time left over to do what you want and need to do! And, when everything has a place, it’s much simpler to keep things in order.
When you’ve taken the time to declutter your home and keep it that way, the task of household cleaning also becomes much easier. Without all that extra stuff to pick up or move, it’s much easier to clean and disinfect surfaces as needed.
Even though it’s easier, we know that cleaning may still not be your favorite chore, and that’s okay! We’re happy to help. Simply contact us today for a free quote and start your journey toward a sparkling clean, clutter-free home!