How to De-Clutter Your Home with Minimal Stress

Spring cleaning your home is never a job that you want to undertake, but it is necessary. Over the course of the years you accumulate junk that you interoperate as worth something at the time, or you have ties to for one reason or another, but in truth you would be better off getting rid of it. So here are a few tips to help you undertake the monumental job of Spring Cleaning.

Make sure you have essential cleaning supplies on hand. A broom, mop, dust cloths, extra rags, and other utensils you may need are all going to come in handy. Also keep cleaners on hand, like bleach, 409 sprays, Windex, and other surface, or carpet/tile clears will all be needed when really getting down in the trenches and cleaning. Also keep some storage bins, or large boxes on hand, because believe me, you are going to need them!

Get rid of the unnecessary things that you don’t need. That lamp you said you would fix, toss it. The broken tea pot Aunt Mary gave you is useless. Just go around your home and especially the garage or store room and get rid of everything that you don’t need or have close sentimental ties too.

De-clutter your rooms by consolidating items. This means that you need to organize books, documents, photos, papers, anything that has become cluttered needs to the reorganized.

Buy some bins or boxes and pack things away. This means taking old items from around your home and packing them away. This idea works great in kid’s rooms for putting away and storing old unused toys. Your children grow up, and thus they grow out of their old toys so the best thing to do is pack them away. Or if you just need a way to organize clutter, bins are a great idea.

Organization is the key to good cleaning techniques. Make sure that you have things organized while cleaning up, for instance if your working in the garage around the tools, organize them. Put hammers together, wrenches all in the same place, store all your screwdrivers together! With things organized it will make life much easier, especially when sorting out junk and trash from things that you would like to keep.

Rearranging furniture is another great way to clean, or revamp a room. Just moving a couch to another spot in the room, or changing around some tables could possibly be all you need in organizing a room to flow better.

Now that you have things organized and your thoughts together, you may want to make a few extra bucks by having a garage sale. Garage sales are a pain to organize, but can bring in a couple of extra hundred dollars that we could all use. After you have gotten everything organized and decide on what you really want to keep, put the rest into a garage sale.

Sheds or personal storage units of any kind that you can construct in your backyard, if you have a backyard, and use them to your advantage. Personal sheds are great for storing anything you deem fit, but especially good for storing your law equipment! In an average unit you could fit your lawn mower, weed eater, edger, and a variety of other equipment making vital space available in your home. With sheds in place many families have opted to turn their garage into a game room of sorts.

One of the most important things you can do while spring cleaning is getting your family involved. Cleaning a home or apartment can be a hung undertaking, and you should not have to go it alone. Assign everyone a specific task and get to work, but don’t push yourselves too hard. Allow plenty of time for breaks, lunch, dinner, snacks, and so on and don’t have a tight schedule. Spring cleaning is usually a miserable job as it is so don’t make it worse by instigating a timeline.

Spring cleaning is a huge task, but with some help, organization and a plan, anyone can get this tough job done with little hassle and minimal stress.

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