Clutter getting you down in your home? Without the help of an expert, you may think there’s no hope of getting organized. If you want to add some joy to your home, and cut out some stress from your life, you don’t really need an expert. You just need a few simple tips to make your decluttering and cleaning projects easier to complete. Here are a few things you may need to get your home tidy without hiring an expert.
A Storage Unit May Be in Order
When your end goal is downsizing and decluttering, you should really try to separate your belongings into distinct piles. Ideally, those piles should be what you want to keep and what you’re willing to get rid of, but those decisions can be tricky. Try to ask yourself whether you need an item, whether you love it, and whether it adds stress to your life. These simple questions can help you cut down a majority of clutter in your home, but you also need to be realistic. There are bound to be things that don’t meet any of those criteria that you’re still not ready to part with (family heirlooms and collectibles rank high on that list), but that you don’t have room for in your newly tidied home. Rather than letting those leftovers take up space, consider renting a storage unit to temporarily get them out of sight.
If you have a lot of possessions to move and you’re concerned about how you’ll transfer everything to a storage facility, look into hiring a moving shipping container company. Once you fill up the container, which is delivered to your home, the company will send out a driver to collect and transport everything to your storage facility. Just keep in mind that the price of the service increases with the more containers you request.
You Should Definitely Get Your Kids Involved
Marie Kondo’s decluttering efforts may not spark joy for everyone but they do spark attention to a proven fact: clutter affects your health. When you have more clutter and chaos in your home, you are more likely to feel stressed and anxious. Your entire family can feel the effects as well, leaving everyone unable to clearly focus on other aspects of your life. So if decluttering is beneficial for your entire family, it only makes sense to get your family involved in your cleaning and organizing efforts. That includes your little ones. Grab a few storage containers or boxes and apply the concepts from above to the items in your kids’ rooms. Ask your children what they would like to keep or get rid of. You can also discreetly remove items they are unsure of and put them into storage until you can make a final decision. If kids seems uninterested, try to turn your organizing efforts into a fun game, like a cleaning and tidying treasure hunt.
You Can Easily Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy
Fun and games aside, it can take work to really clean up your home. Organizing each room can be a monumental effort, especially when you have a big family. So once you’re done with all of that hard work, you want to keep things from getting messy again. The good news is that maintaining a tidy home is much easier than cleaning a cluttered one up. Instead of spending an entire day cleaning up around your home, try to do a little each day and make sure things are put back in their place before they pile up. Place unworn clothing back into closets and drawers and make your bed as soon as you get out of it. Teach your kids to do the same, and also be sure to get rid of junk mail before it clutters up your entryway. An organized entryway can set the tone for the rest of your home, as well as the rest of your day.
It doesn’t take a television expert to get your home organized, but it will take a little effort. With the tips and tricks above, you can make the job much easier and even get your family to help out. Together, you can work on creating a home that’s less stressful and more inviting for all.
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