Do you have piles of clothes, papers and “stuff” collecting in your home? You’re not alone. It’s time to clean up that clutter and make your abode a more enjoyable and relaxing place to live.
Create a schedule. Depending on how high those piles are, you may not be able to accomplish the task in a single weekend. So, try tackling one room at a time. It may seem like a daunting project, but it will be less scary if you break it down into segments.
Practice a one item in, one item out rule. When you buy an item of clothing, for example, get rid of one item of clothing. Not only will it keep down the clutter, but it will also make you rethink whether you really want to buy that new item.
Create a stress-free environment in the bedroom. That means no piles of toys and no mounds of clothes. It should be a place where you can rest without worry.
Make cleaning up fun for kids by turning it into a game. Kids are often the clutter culprits; involve them in the process to make things neater and more organized.
Know your vision for the room. What do you want from a room? Is it a place where you work, a space where you unwind, a playroom for the little ones or something else? If you can answer that question, you’ll be able to decide what items stay and what items go.
Try to make decluttering a part of your everyday life. If you do it at the same time every day – like before you go to bed – the piles won’t accumulate and you won’t have to set aside a block of time to do a major cleaning.
Successfully decluttered and ready to get rid of your gently-used items? Turn your spring cleaning into extra cash by selling your unwanted goods at our Spring Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. No need to take your items to another location: this sale takes place right in your own yard! Residents are welcome to put up yard sale signs on their property as early as Wednesday, May 4 promoting their sale. Signs are not permitted on Waterway Drive medians.