What your home needs after the long winter is definitely some organising and proper cleaning to welcome the spring. What better motivation to sort out the mess and clutter in your house than the sunshine, blooming trees and fresh scented air coming from the outside.
Re-organising and cleaning your entire house thoroughly will need proper planning to make sure that you don’t leave anything out.
- Make a list with spring cleaning goals.
- Allot a specific day to start your spring cleaning.
- Declutter before you start cleaning.Tackle each room individually and break up the whole process into manageable chunks.
Organising your home doesn’t have to be strenuous or time-consuming!
Effective Decluttering Tips:
Re-organising rooms and decluttering them before you start cleaning is the efficient way to go about it, as dust and dirt will inevitably get whipped up when you move items from room to room.
Keep it simple in a practical and realistic way. The key to success is to work from room to room in a scheduled manner over a period of time as not to overwhelm yourself and lose your effectiveness.
Start with the space where your family spends most of the time, cooking and sharing meals – your Kitchen:
- Check your food supplies and bin any food past its expiry date.
- Safely dispose of outdated medicines.
- Get rid of unused small kitchen appliances. Store them in the attic or garage, or give them away to charities or friends if you really don’t need them.
- Re-organise your cupboards with the most used up front, easily assessable.
- Make sure you recycle all plastic containers, cardboard, paper, glass and food waste properly. Reusable bags will save you money and space, and are much greener.
- Go through your freezer – and discard anything that’s been in there for more than three months.
- Find home for all items. Consider installing shelves or other storage solutions if necessary.
The other quite challenging room in your house is the Living / Sitting Room:
- Re-organise your book shelves so you fit more books in a horizontal way or find new homes for books you have finished.
- Use tall media shelvings to accommodate many items.
- Add extra storage as hooks on doors and on the backs of cupboards.
- Try to keep the room as tidy as possible at all times to avoid further clutter in your space for relaxing.
- Keep ornaments to a minimum. It’s easier to clean and they would be more appreciated.
Don’t forget your Bedroom:
- Put out-of-season clothing into storage.
- If it doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn it in a year, bin it or recycle! It would be so easy to fill a bag with unwanted clothes in good condition, which can be donated in your local charity.
- Organise jewellery in a compartmentalised box or on a jewellery tree.
- Invest in some attractive baskets for storage.
- Divide and conquer with drawer compartments.
- Underbed clutter: keep the space under your bed as organised and clear as possible. It is a good space for your out-of-season clothes for example.
And for sure you can’t overlook your Kids’ Rooms:
- Storage, storage, and more storage! Plastic boxes, wooden toy boxes, wall-hanging pockets – use whatever you can get your hands on to help keep your child’s room clean and tidy!
- Keep similar items together – for example, group all toy cars in one place, or put all the dolls together. This makes them easy to find, but also gives them a place they belong.
- Encourage kids to tidy their rooms with a reward chart. It is preferable to use the drawers and wardrobes for clothes, rather than the floor.
If the amount of toys is simply too much for the room, operate a rotation system, keeping half of the toys in a storage container in the attic or garage for a month or in the playroom (if you have that), then swapping them out for the ‘current’ toys. Kids love it – it’s like getting a whole new toy box!
- Consider donating all toys, which were appropriate for younger age, to charity or recycling them. Your 10 year old wouldn’t be interested in a toy or game for 5 year olds. Go through the pile with your child and let him/her make the decisions what to keep ad what to donate.
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