1st May 2018
Top 10 tips to declutter your home this spring
If you’re planning to do some serious spring-cleaning, the first step is clearing out everything that’s been piling up around the house all winter. For those of us with a tendency to hoard, decluttering can be daunting, but the real hurdle is just figuring out where to start.
For the best results, forget the one-solution-fits-all approach and tackle each room as its own beast.
Decluttering the kitchen, living room and bedroom can feel like mammoth tasks. For the best results, forget the one-solution-fits-all approach and tackle each room as its own beast.
- Decant bulk goods such as rice, cereal and pasta, into see-through containers so you’ll know what you have and see as soon as you’re running low.
- Group similar items like tins or spices together with any duplicates in a second row right behind the others.
- Consolidate! Group light bulbs, batteries and bin bags together so you know where to find them and when to buy more.
- Paper seems to pile up in the kitchen. Keep one spot for mail, bills, etc. Consolidate piles into one pile. Once a week, sort through the pile and recycle, shred or file.
- Find new homes for books you have finished and If you’ve joined the digital age, do you really need to keep all those CDs?
- Add extra storage: put up hooks on doors and on the backs of cupboards, add storage boxes on top of cupboards and under beds.
- Create clutter-free zones, such as the dining table, so some surfaces are always clear and ready for their intended purpose - eating your meals!
- Put out-of-season clothing into storage or into suitcases in the loft.
- If it doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn it in a year, recycle your old clothing, shoes and accessories and give them to a needy charity.
- Reducing clutter around the bathroom sink will really help you create a feeling of calm! Return toiletries, perfume, polishes, hair care products, moisturisers, hairbrushes, etc. to the medicine cabinet or drawers as soon as you’ve finished using them.
- Tidy up wires to keep your home both safe and more organised. Try some of these tricks...
- Anything you no longer need you could sell on ebay, Facebook Marketplace or give to charity.
Here are some more great tips from Zoopla.
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