Decluttering: It’s Time to Come Clean

September 15, 2021

It’s amazing how quickly clutter can build up in a home. The process of keeping a home organized and tidy has to be an ongoing one, otherwise items will quickly begin to pile up.

If you’ve fallen behind a bit in your home organization, never fear! There are plenty of cheap DIY home organization hacks you can employ to declutter your space and remove some of the stress associated with a messy home.

Here’s an overview of how to start decluttering your home.

Use bins for organizing

As you go room by room, you should have bins or baskets for several purposes:

  • Put away: If you have items that are simply out and away from their storage space, place them in the “put away” bin so you get them back to their designated location.
  • Recycle: Put any recyclable items that are lying around in this bin.
  • Repair or mend: If you have items sitting out that need a bit of TLC, put them here.
  • Donate: If you have items you want to get rid of that are still usable, consider donating them.
  • Trash: Some items simply belong in the trash bin. Don’t hesitate to put them there.

Do one room at a time

It can quickly get overwhelming if you try to start decluttering the entire house at once. Instead, focus on a single room at a time, and break up the process as much as you like to avoid getting overworked.

Here are some tips to help you in each room:

·      Bedrooms: Begin by making the bed. This will do a lot to tidy up the space and allow you to focus on decluttering other areas of your room. Next, remove items from the tops of dressers, chests, night stands and wardrobes and put them away in their designated locations. Shelve books, throw out trash, put outdated chargers in the donation bin, etc. If you’re really feeling ambitious, you can go through all your drawers and determine what you want to keep.

·      Bathrooms: Begin with medicine cabinets, getting rid of any outdated or expired items, then put everything back inside in an organized manner. Same thing with cabinet drawers—remove items you no longer need, then put everything back in carefully. Throw out all trash and clean out the shower and tub.

·      Closets: The prospect of organizing closets can be overwhelming, but the results are usually very satisfying. Remove items and group them by type, deciding what you will keep before you put them back in. Use bins, chests and other organizers as needed to make good use of vertical space.

·      Kitchen: The kitchen sees a lot of use, which can make it difficult to keep it clear of clutter. Try to focus on one particular type of item or one area of the kitchen as you do your decluttering. Start with a single set of cabinets, the pantry or countertops. Try to keep your most frequently used items in easily accessible locations.

While these cheap DIY home organization hacks can help you go a long way toward getting your home back in shape, sometimes the job is more overwhelming than you bargained for. If you’d like more information about cleaning and organizing your home, or if you wish to schedule professional cleaning services, contact our team at Scrubs Home Cleaning today.

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