Decluttering in the Spring
It isn’t just about cleaning, but about deciding what to remove and get rid of or donate, and what to find a better place for.
Here are some of the benefits of decluttering your home in the Springtime:
Declutter Before Spring Cleaning
The first benefit to decluttering your home, especially in the spring season, is that it is going to help when it comes to Spring cleaning. This is when you do deep cleaning of your home, re-organize, throw old things away, and just do an overhaul of tidying up. When you declutter first, it makes it much easier to tackle the more deep cleaning tasks. Continue reading
But don’t worry – you don’t need to do the entire house in one day!
A better option is to work with just one space or room at a time. Get that room completely done and decluttered before moving onto the next.
Perhaps you work on one room each day, each week, or whenever you get the opportunity. Continue reading
As we continue talking about decluttering your home in the Springtime, let’s talk about what you choose to save now, and after the decluttering and cleaning is done with. It is important that you not save absolutely everything, and we’re going to talk about why.
Do You REALLY Need That?
The first thing to ask yourself is if you need it. Do you have a bunch of old greeting cards you are saving? Do they serve a purpose? Unless you were planning to do something with them, it might not be worth storing them in your home for the rest of your life. Continue reading
If you are interested in decluttering your home, whether this Spring or any time of the year, the first thing you will do is decide what to keep, or what to get rid of.
This is often the biggest decision to make, because naturally you have an attachment to most of your belongings in one way or another.
When you have difficulty letting go of items in your home, try the feeling test. Here is how it works.
This method was developed by Marie Kondo, who wrote the bestselling book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”.
This is simply our own little spin on it. Continue reading