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Keeping Your Home Clutter Free


Every year when spring rolls around and the weather warms up it is common for people to feel the urge to clean, organize and get rid of unused items in order to give their home a fresh and new feeling. Spring cleaning a home is a lot of work, and it is only natural to become lost in the chaos of all that needs to get done to the point where you simply give up on the whole idea. The thought of spring cleaning can become so daunting that it can put a damper on the happiness and excitement the season brings. News flash, spring cleaning does not have to be overwhelming and stressful! Here are some helpful tips that will make spring cleaning easy and maybe even enjoyable.

Creating a game plan

House Mix Blog suggests that every spring cleaner needs a game plan. Start by walking through each room and making a list of specific areas you want to focus on. Set goals for what you want your home to look like, then make a list of what you need to do to get it there. Once you have compiled your list, prioritize the tasks so when you are working from the list you know which tasks need to be done first. That way you are prepared for each task. It is a lot harder to become overwhelmed if you have direction to the end goal, so always start with a plan so you know exactly what needs to be done and when.

Keeping things organized

Organization isn’t easy, especially if you have a house full of people. First and foremost you must get rid of unnecessary clutter. Go through every room and every closet with the goal of creating more space. If you have not used specific items or worn certain clothes for a while, it is time to say goodbye to them. Try not to have more than one of something because that also clutters up space. Once your home is free of unnecessary clutter, give everything a home by using baskets, bins, drawer organizers and other organizational tools that will keep your home from gaining more clutter. Organizing your home might not seem important, but it is vital to a functioning home because it saves you from wasting money on unneeded items, it makes your everyday life easier because you can find things, it helps you utilize space and it gives you a peaceful state of mind. Try it and see!

Wants verses needs

One of the hardest parts about getting rid of things and shopping for new things is determining what you need, and what you don’t need. Ask yourself questions like, “is this something I will use on a regular basis?” or “do I already have something similar to this?” and “where will this go when I take it home?” If you are unsure about the answers to these questions, chances are you do not need the item.

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Source: housemixblog.com/2014/07/03/how-i-simplified-and-organized-my-house-room-by-room/

Shared by PhilipWhite on 4/24/15