Spring is a natural time of the year to declutter and do a deep clean. You can open windows and doors to let in the fresh air.
Decluttering after winter can be prolonged, as everyone has collected new artifacts from celebrations throughout the winter months. Kids have thrown their winter gear in cupboards or left an odd glove out. Having extra storage might be useful this spring. A cluttered household seems harmless but to some people, it creates stress and anxiety. Feeling out of control.
Decluttering your home and cleaning is a great way to free up your mind and improve your mental health.
When we declutter, it helps to raise our self-esteem by using our energy to open up about possible life changes. Scientists say every hour of cleaning or decluttering you do every week will boost your overall happiness by 53%. When we feel like we have a clean home, we are happier than people with messy homes. A clean space in the home can give us more focus in life, we become less distracted. When we live in clutter, we don’t see the surface or surroundings which allow us not to deal with things – it can be a way of coping. Not everyone will agree, so when we declutter we face up to our problems in life. With spring cleaning it can feel long and hopeless as you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Whether you are just spring cleaning or decluttering for a move, here are some useful tips to guide you…
– Set up empty boxes. Label the boxes as you go. Examples of what to write on label boxes could be one for charity/ donation centers, one for storage and one for the garage.
– Organize as you go. Also, ask yourself some questions, Have you used it in the last 6 months? Would you wear it again? Are there missing parts? When you start to DECLUTTER, remind yourself does it add value to your life, it’s all about making room or space for the things that truly matter to you. Does a barbie with 1 arm get played with? Is the barbie useful? If not then I think barbie should go. Does it still fit? When was the last time you wore it? Longer than 6-12 months ago. Then maybe it can go to charity or be donated.
– Set a timeline and goals. Setting goals will help you to reduce frustration and stay on track. Figure out how much time you have to finish one room.
– Only ever tackle one room at one time!
– Start to purge the small things. This will take some time but it’s worth it in the end.
– Make a pile for keeps or donate. Plenty of these items are useful and important in one way or another but they never seem to find the right home. These items are usually batteries, birthday candles, old makeup, birthday cards and unimportant mail.
– Remember to recycle as you go. All important paperwork should be filed away or shredded. Not everything will be stored or donated so renting a dumpster bin is an amazing option if you need to get rid of broken large household items.
– Selling used items is a great way to save money and help the environment.
– Storage units are so handy. They can be used for many purposes such as for storage if you are renovating your home, moving to a new home or simply running out of space. Storage units are affordable and will create a stress-free life.
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